2022 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (Page 1)  
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2022 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2022 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progress of four water quality indicators (total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen) and two biotic indicators (seagrass, hard clams) toward scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals. The six indicators are combined into one overarching Coastal Bays Health Index, which is presented as the report card score. The Coastal Bays had an overall score of B- for 2022, an incremental improvement over last year.

Keywords: maryland, coast, coastal bays, water, water quality, seagrass, report card

IAN Author(s)Bill Dennison, Conor Keitzer, Nathan Miller, Alexandra Fries
Date Published2023-10-24
TypeReport Card
ProjectMaryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards
Location(s)Coastal Bays
Number of Pages6
Filesize5.4 MB
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