2018 Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card (Page 1)  
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2018 Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of Chesapeake Bay. In 2018, the report card includes five water quality indicators and two biotic indicators. In 2018, the overall grade for Chesapeake Bay is a 46%, a C. This means the Bay is in moderate health. Despite the decrease in score from 2017, overall bay health is still significantly improving over time. Long term trends of each reporting region health and a fisheries index are also presented. For further details, visit the Report Card Website.


IAN Author(s)Alexandra Fries, Caroline Donovan, Dylan Taillie, Heath Kelsey, Sky Swanson, Bill Dennison
Date Published2019-05-21
TypeReport Card
ProjectChesapeake Bay Report Card Expansion
Location(s)Chesapeake Bay
Number of Pages6
Filesize6.2 MB
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