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Chesapeake Bay Program
Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008
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Information about the Report
Title Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008 Exit EPA Disclaimer
Description The purpose of this report is to provide a detailed assessment of the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay. The report provides environmental indicator information on environmental quality and the completeness of restoration activities, along with how citizens can improve the Bay.
Organization Chesapeake Bay Program
Year 2008
URL http://www.chesapeakebay.net/content/publications/cbp_34915.pdf Exit EPA Disclaimer
Level of Technical Detail High
Direct Access to Data Yes
Direct Access to Metadata Yes
EPA Region Region 3, Region 2
State New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, District of Columbia, West Virginia
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed Chesapeake Bay
Ecosystem
Link to Organization http://www.chesapeakebay.net/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
Contact Information 800-YOUR-BAY
Environmental Indicator Scale Regional
Additional Information Monitoring Information; Opportunities for Citizen Action

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Fish and Shellfish American Shad Abundance Species
Conservation
Fish and Shellfish Blue Crab Abundance Species
Conservation
Fish and Shellfish Menhaden Abundance Species
Conservation
Conservation
Fish and Shellfish Oysters Abundance Species
Conservation
Fish and Shellfish Striped Bass Abundance Species
Conservation
Fostering Stewardship Citizen and Community Action Sustainable Development
Conservation
Fostering Stewardship Education and Interpretation Sustainable Development
Conservation
Fostering Stewardship Public Access Sustainable Development
Conservation
Habitats and the Lower Food Web Bay Grasses Species
Conservation
Habitats and the Lower Food Web Bottom Habitat Species
Conservation
Habitats and the Lower Food Web Phytoplankton Species
Conservation
Habitats and the Lower Food Web Wetlands Water:Wetlands
Conservation
Health of Freshwater Streams and Rivers Agricultural Pollution Controls Industries:Agricultural Industries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Industries: Utilities
Water:Wastewater:Publicly Owned Treatment Works
Health of Freshwater Streams and Rivers Air Pollution Controls Air:Air Pollution:Mobile Sources of Air Pollution
Air:Air Pollution:Stationary Sources of Air Pollution
Conservation
Health of Freshwater Streams and Rivers Urban/Suburban Pollution Controls Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Health of Freshwater Streams and Rivers Wastewater Pollution Controls Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Conservation
Land Use Percent of Watershed with Forest Soils & Land
Life Stages & Populations
Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Land Use Population and Impervious Surfaces Soils & Land
Life Stages & Populations
Sustainable Development
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Managing Fisheries Fisheries Management Effort Index Conservation
Sustainable Development
Protecting Watersheds Developing Watershed Management Plans Sustainable Development
Conservation
Protecting Watersheds Preserving Lands Sustainable Development
Conservation
Protecting Watersheds Restoring Forest Buffers Sustainable Development
Conservation
Soils & Land
Restoring Habitats Planting Bay Grasses Species
Cleanup:Cleanup Processes
Conservation
Restoring Habitats Reopening Fish Passage Species
Cleanup:Cleanup Processes
Conservation
Restoring Habitats Restoring Oyster Reefs Species
Cleanup:Cleanup Processes
Conservation
Restoring Habitats Restoring Wetlands Water:Wetlands
Cleanup:Cleanup Processes
River Flow and Pollutant Loads Nitrogen Loads Reaching Chesapeake Bay Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
River Flow and Pollutant Loads Phosphorous Loads Reaching Chesapeake Bay Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Sustainable Development
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water Quality Chemical Contaminants Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water Quality Chlorophyll A Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Water Quality Dissolved Oxygen Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Water Quality Water Clarity Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments
Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams