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Chesapeake Bay ecosystem health remains poor, but slightly improved in 2007
Date:4/3/2008

y areas over past years. Cloudier waters hamper aquatic grasses and other life from thriving.

These long term trends are disturbing. At best, we are only holding our own against population growth and development taking place throughout the Bay watershed, added Dennison.

The scientifically-rigorous report card reinforces the notion that conditions across the bay vary from creek to creek and river to river, said University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science President Donald F. Boesch. These local variations are a clarion call to Bay managers that targeting pollution reduction programs is critical to accelerating improvements in Bay health.


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Contact: Christopher Conner
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443-496-0095
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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