News Feature | January 15, 2018

What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?

Source: KLa Systems

One of the great turnaround stories in the history of our nation’s water bodies is that of the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1976 when the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) first undertook a comprehensive study of the Bay, efforts to address excessive nitrogen and phosphorous degradation of water quality have steadily improved the Bay’s complex ecosystem.

In 1998, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) published its first “State of the Bay” report card on the Bay’s health, grading it a 27 on a scale of 100.