Summer water quality, PFAS, striped bass, shad, popular parks, and more in the Potomac News Reservoir.
A new study by ICPRB biologist Claire Buchanan and other authors has provided an improved method for assessing nutrient levels in the surface waters of the Chesapeake Bay and will provide an improved way to judge the effects of nutrient reduction best management practices. The regional Chesapeake Bay cleanup is based on reducing nutrients and sediments to restore the waterway’s health. Excessive nutrient levels contribute to algae blooms that cause a succession of water quality problems. Buchanan teamed with scientists from the University of Maryland, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Chesapeake Research Consortium to produce Nutrient limitation of phytoplankton in Chesapeake Bay: Development of an empirical approach for water-quality management.
The model can help direct future efforts in nutrient reduction through improved modeling that can increase effectiveness and reduce costs. Future research will focus on the Potomac and other bay tidal tributaries.
Anacostia sediment, PFAS, blue cats, trout, conservation projects, and more in the Potomac News Reservoir.
Virtual cleanup, foam ban, Anacostia restoration, and more in the Potomac News Reservoir.
American shad, bay money, sustainability in D.C., the Potomac’s shutter nuclear plant, and more in the Potomac News Reservoir.
TMDLs, access, flooding, history, and more in the Potomac News Reservoir.
The ICPRB welcomes the Statement in Support of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice signed on August 18, 2020 by the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Executive Council, which includes all parties to the ICPRB Compact. As a longstanding CBP participant and partner, the ICPRB fully shares the commitments articulated in the above-referenced Statement, which echo and amplify references in the ICPRB’s Manual of Operations and the recently adopted ICPRB Revised Strategic Plan for 2020-2023 to a diverse workforce, broader outreach, marginalized/vulnerable communities and environmental justice.
Stormwater controls, Potomac creatures, restoring history, and more in the Potomac News Reservoir.
Algae, PFAS, aquatic grasses, citizen science, and more in the Potomac News Reservoir.
Salt, water chestnut, stormwater, access, and where to get away in the Potomac News Reservoir.