2010 Nanticoke River Report Card (Page 1)

2010 Nanticoke River Report Card

15 July 2011

The 2nd annual Nanticoke River report card scores five indicators, using data collected by state agencies and Nanticoke Creekwatchers volunteers. It summarizes ecosystem health of both the tidal river and non-tidal creek areas within the Nanticoke watershed, as well as the Fishing Bay watershed. The report card also provides information to help local residents make healthier choices for the Nanticoke.


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2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Page 1)

2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card

Jane Thomas, Heath Kelsey ·
17 June 2011

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2010 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progress of four water quality indicators (TN, TP, Chl a, DO) 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.


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2010 Chester River Report Card (Page 1)

2010 Chester River Report Card

Heath Kelsey, Caroline Donovan, Sara Powell ·
17 June 2011

This report card summarizes 2010 water quality in the Chester River, based on data collected by the Chester River Association and various partners. It examines the health of the river in both tidal and non-tidal regions, and provides information on what concerned stakeholders can do to help improve water quality.


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Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2010 (Page 1)

Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2010

Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey, Caroline Donovan, Sara Powell ·
27 April 2011

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2010 Chesapeake Bay health. The overall health of Chesapeake Bay, assessed using water quality and biotic indicators, declined slightly in 2010. The overall grade decreased from a C in 2009 to C- in 2010. Only two reporting regions (James River and York River) had improved grades in 2010, three were unchanged, and nine declined.


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2011 West & Rhode Rivers Report Card (Page 1)

2011 West & Rhode Rivers Report Card

7 April 2011

This is the third annual West & Rhode Rivers report card. It presents data and information on eight different ecological health indicators. In 2010, new analysis methods were used that were developed in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition (MTAC), but the findings still remain consistent with the past two years.


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2011 South River Scorecard (Page 1)

2011 South River Scorecard

29 March 2011

This newsletter is the 5th annual South River Scorecard. It presents data and information on six water quality indicators, a human health indicator, an enforcement indicator, and two descriptive indicators. The scorecard also includes information on actions that citizens can take to help improve the health of the South River.


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2010 Magothy River Index (Page 1)

2010 Magothy River Index

17 February 2011

This report card is an assessment of the aquatic health of the Magothy River, and is based on data collected by the Magothy River Association and various partners. It reports the status of vital habitats and water quality in the Magothy during 2010 based on three different indicators.


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2009 Sassafras River Report Card (Page 1)

2009 Sassafras River Report Card

Sara Powell, Caroline Donovan, Heath Kelsey ·
1 December 2010

This is the first annual Sassafras River Report Card. The report card summarizes ecosystem health of the tidal (estuary) and non-tidal (creeks) areas within the Sassafras watershed during 2009. It also introduces readers to the special qualities of the Sassafras and offers information on how to get involved and help maintain the health and beauty of the river.


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2009 Nanticoke River Report Card (Page 1)

2009 Nanticoke River Report Card

Sara Powell, Heath Kelsey ·
27 October 2010

The first comprehensive Nanticoke River Report Card shows good news, giving overall health of the river a "B-minus." The report card, based on data collected by volunteer Nanticoke Creekwatchers, is designed to help local residents better understand the health of the Nanticoke River. From April through November, more than 30 volunteers monitor water quality at 37 sites across the 725,000-acre watershed.


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Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2009 (Page 1)

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2009

Caroline Donovan, Heath Kelsey, Sara Powell, Melissa Andreychek ·
30 June 2010

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2009 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progressof four water quality indicators (TN, TP, Chl a, DO) 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.


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