2011 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Page 1)  
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2011 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of Chesapeake Bay. The overall health of Chesapeake Bay, determined using water quality and biotic indicators, declined slightly in 2011. The overall grade of D+ was a decrease for the second year in a row, down from a C- in 2010. Only two reporting regions, the Patapsco and Back Rivers, and the Lower Western Shore (MD), had improved grades in 2011. The highest-ranked region for the second year in a row was the Upper Bay, with a grade of C. For further details, visit the Report Card website.

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IAN Author(s)Bill Dennison, Caroline Donovan, Jonathan Kellogg, Alexandra Fries
Date Published2012-04-17
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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