MASC Newsletter 4 - Water Quality and Aquatic Grass Wrap Up
This edition of Chesapeake Update provides an overview of water quality and aquatic grass conditions over the summer of 2005. An explanation as to why these conditions occurred is provided–largely a combination of a wet spring followed by a dry, calm and relatively warm summer. The observed conditions are compared to those forecast to occur before the summer, and explanations for any differences is provided. The main events this summer can be summarized as severe dissolved oxygen conditions, localized harmful algal blooms and aquatic grasses flourish in Northern Bay.