Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2009 (Page 1)  
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Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2009

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2009 Chesapeake Bay habitat health. The overall health of Chesapeake Bay, assessed using water quality and biotic indicators, was the best it has been since 2002. The overall grade improved from C- in 2008 to C in 2009. Eight reporting regions had improved grades in 2009, four were unchanged, and two had slightly worse grades. The highest ranked region, for the third year in a row, was the Upper WesternShore (B-), while the lowest ranked region this year was the Patapsco and Back Rivers (F). For further details, visit the Report Card website.

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IAN Author(s)Caroline Donovan, Heath Kelsey, Sara Powell
Date Published2010-05-18
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
Filesize6 MB
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