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My Eastern Shore MD (Mon 8 Sep, 2014)
Flats may hold key for Bay
Staff quoted: Cassie Gurbisz, Don Boesch, Mike Kemp
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PERRYVILLE — An early report from an ongoing study of the health of the Upper Bay — specifically the Susquehanna Flats, where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay — indicates that modest reductions in nutrient pollution, coupled with favorable weather conditions, has led to the comeback of underwater grasses there.


RedOrbit (Thu 4 Sep, 2014)
Underwater Grass Comeback Bodes Well For Chesapeake Bay
Staff quoted: Don Boesch, Mike Kemp, Cassie Gurbisz
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The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after Tropical Storm Agnes more than 40 years ago. However, the grasses mysteriously began to come back in the early 2000s. Today, the bed is one of the biggest and healthiest in the Bay, spanning some 20 square miles. A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science explores what's behind this major comeback.


News Medical (Wed 3 Sep, 2014)
Scientists explore reason behind major comeback of underwater grasses
Staff quoted: Mike Kemp, Cassie Gurbisz, Don Boesch
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The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after Tropical Storm Agnes more than 40 years ago. However, the grasses mysteriously began to come back in the early 2000s. Today, the bed is one of the biggest and healthiest in the Bay, spanning some 20 square miles. A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science explores what's behind this major comeback.


Physorg (Tue 2 Sep, 2014)
Underwater grass comeback bodes well for Chesapeake Bay
Staff quoted: Mike Kemp, Cassie Gurbisz, Don Boesch
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The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after Tropical Storm Agnes more than 40 years ago. However, the grasses mysteriously began to come back in the early 2000s. Today, the bed is one of the biggest and healthiest in the Bay, spanning some 20 square miles. A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science explores what's behind this major comeback.


The Washington Post (Sun 31 Aug, 2014)
Large 'dead zone' signals more problems for Chesapeake Bay
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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It began forming in May, when heavy spring rains loaded the rivers and creeks with fertilizer washed from farms and suburban lawns. It grew rapidly over the summer, as a broth of chemicals, animal waste and microbes simmered in the warm, slow-moving waters of the Chesapeake Bay.


The Gazette (Wed 6 Aug, 2014)
Data collaborative set to help clean up the Chesapeake
Staff quoted: Tom Miller, Don Boesch
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For the past decade, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has received an increase in data that has the potential to give scientists a better idea of the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Now, UMCES has formed the Environmental Statistics Collaborative, which provides a means to interpret the large amounts of data.


ABC News (Thu 31 Jul, 2014)
Annoying Minor Floods Are Increasing on US Coasts
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.


CBS Baltimore (Tue 29 Jul, 2014)
Annapolis, Baltimore Have Most Nuisance Flooding In The Nation
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Nuisance flooding is the high water that swamps streets and sidewalks during storms. It's a growing problem for coastal cities.


The Washington Post (Mon 28 Jul, 2014)
Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WASHINGTON — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.


WYPR (NPR) - Maryland Morning Radio Program (Fri 18 Jul, 2014)
Measuring Floods in Annapolis
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Reuters news agency published its analysis last week of coastal flooding along the Eastern Seaboard. They tracked the average number of days several East Coast cities were above flood thresholds.


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