Documents pertaining to the MAIA program are available from the links offered below. Software for viewing PDF files (Acrobat Reader) is freely available from Adobe Systems Inc.
|MAIA Flowing Waters Report||This assessment provides the first statistically unbiased assessment of the health of the streams and rivers in the Mid-Atlantic region. It combines data from two sample surveys conducted in the region by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the period 1993-98.|
|MAIA 1997-98 Summary Report||This summary report examines thirteen measured or calculated parameters that serve as indicators of estuarine conditions for four major and twelve small estuaries in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Three important environmental issues are emphasized: eutrophication, contamination of the sediments, and the impairment of the biological communities in the estuaries.|
|Mid-Atlantic Landscape Atlas||The Atlas is an EPA report assessing relative ecological conditions across the mid-Atlantic region of the United States encompassing Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.|
|Condition of the Mid-Atlantic Estuaries||This report focuses on the current condition of the Mid-Atlantic estuaries (the Delaware Estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Delmarva coastal bays) from the early- to mid-1990s, and how and why the estuaries have changed over the years.|
|Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program Report||The Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program includes elements to measure water quality, sediment quality, phytoplankton, zooplankton and benthic invertebrates.|