Understanding Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Implications for Management and Restoration — the Eastern Shore

US Geological Survey / By Scott W. Ator and Judith M. Denver

[From an E&E News PM article by Tiffany Stecker, sub. req’d] The Chesapeake Bay’s heavily farmed Eastern Shore contributes twice as much nutrient pollution per square mile of land than other parts of the sprawling watershed, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a report released today…Water quality in the Choptank River, the largest tributary on the Eastern Shore, is declining despite management practices to improve the environment…


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