Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2009 (Page 1)

Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2009

Caroline Donovan, Heath Kelsey, Sara Powell ·
18 May 2010

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.


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2009 Magothy River Index (Page 1)

2009 Magothy River Index

17 February 2010

This report card is an assessment of the aquatic health of the Magothy River, which are 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 2009 based on three different indicators.


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2008 Coastal Bays report card (Page 1)

2008 Coastal Bays report card

Caroline Donovan, Heath Kelsey, Emily Nauman ·
8 June 2009

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2008 Coastal Bays’ health. Prepared annually, the report card rates six reporting regions of the Coastal Bays, using six indicators combined into a single overarching index of health. Health is defined as progress towards established scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals. The overall health of Coastal Bays was moderate in 2008, obtaining a grade of C+.


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South Caucasus region transboundary report card (Page 1)

South Caucasus region transboundary report card

Bill Dennison, Tim Carruthers, Jane Thomas ·
11 May 2009

The central Kura River basin is a large river basin in the mountainous South Caucasus region of Eurasia. It contains important water resources for three countries—Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan—and has a combined population of some 17 million people. There are many threats to these shared water resources, including nutrient inputs, heavy metal pollution, and sediment erosion.


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South Caucasus region transboundary report card (Russian) (Page 1)

South Caucasus region transboundary report card (Russian)

Bill Dennison, Tim Carruthers, Jane Thomas ·
11 May 2009

The central Kura River basin is a large river basin in the mountainous South Caucasus region of Eurasia. It contains important water resources for three countries—Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan—and has a combined population of some 17 million people. There are many threats to these shared water resources, including nutrient inputs, heavy metal pollution, and sediment erosion.


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2008 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Page 1)

2008 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

Ben Longstaff, Michael Williams, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nauman, Heath Kelsey ·
2 April 2009

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed annual assessment of 2008 Chesapeake Bay habitat health. This is the third year that the report card has been released. This report card rates 15 reporting regions of the Bay using six indicators that are combined into a single overarching index of habitat health. The overall health of Chesapeake Bay was poor in 2008, obtaining a grade of C-.


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2008 Chester River report card (Page 1)

2008 Chester River report card

Ben Longstaff, Emily Nauman, Caroline Donovan, Michael Williams, Katie Foreman, Bill Dennison ·
26 March 2009

This newsletter describes the second annual Chester River report card. The Chester River Estuary received an overall grade of D and the Chester River creeks received an overall grade of C+. In addition to the grades, the newsletter includes information on increased monitoring, provides a comparison of a healthy and unhealthy Chester River, and suggests actions that citizens can take to improve the health of the Chester River.


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2008 Patuxent River Report Card (Page 1)

2008 Patuxent River Report Card

Ben Longstaff, Michael Williams, Emily Nauman, Caroline Donovan, Bill Dennison ·
25 March 2009

This newsletter is the second annual Patuxent River ecosystem health report card. The report card provides grades for the three tidal regions of the Patuxent River estuary. The grades are based on the frequency that the river is able to meet six ecological targets. The results show the river is generally in poor condition despite a small improvement in the health in 2008 (compared to 2007).


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