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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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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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