2008 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Page 1)  
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2008 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed annual assessment of 2008 Chesapeake Bay habitat health. This is the third year that the report card has been released. This report card rates 15 reporting regions of the Bay using six indicators that are combined into a single overarching index of habitat health. The overall health of Chesapeake Bay was poor in 2008, obtaining a grade of C-. Health of the 15 individual reporting regions varied, ranging from B- (moderate-good) to F (very poor). For further details, visit the Report Card website.

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IAN Author(s)Ben Longstaff, Michael Williams, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nauman, Heath Kelsey
Date Published2009-04-02
TypeReport Card
ProjectEcoCheck
Location(s)Chesapeake Bay
Choptank River
Elizabeth River
James River
Lower Bay
Lower Eastern Shore (Tangier)
Lower Western Shore (MD)
Mid Bay
Patapsco and Back Rivers
Patuxent River
Potomac River
Rappahannock River
Upper Bay
Upper Eastern Shore
Upper Western Shore
York River
Number of Pages6
Filesize3 MB
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