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The Chesapeake Bay Program
Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009
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Information about the Report
Title Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009 Exit EPA Disclaimer
Description The purpose of this report is to serve as a progress report for monitoring how the Chesapeake Bay Program is meeting its health and restoration goals. This report details a number of environmental indicators for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This version of the report is an executive summary, with more detailed information on indicators and data found at www.chesapeakebay.net
Organization The Chesapeake Bay Program
Year 2009
URL http://www.chesapeakebay.net/content/publications/cbp_50513.pdf Exit EPA Disclaimer
Level of Technical Detail Medium
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata No
EPA Region Region 2, Region 3
State
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed Chesapeake Bay
Ecosystem Chesapeake Bay
Link to Organization http://www.chesapeakebay.net/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
Contact Information (800) 968-7229
Environmental Indicator Scale Regional, Watershed
Additional Information Opportunities for Citizen Action

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Bay Health Blue crab population Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Bay Health Dissolved oxygen standards Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Bay Health Health of bottom-dwelling species Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Bay Health Underwater bay grasses Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Bay Health Water clarity Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae
Fish and Shellfish American shad Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Fish and Shellfish Blue crabs Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Fish and Shellfish Oysters Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Fish and Shellfish Striped bass Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Fostering Stewardship Citizen and community action Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Coop & Assistance Topics: Community Assistance: Community Involvement
Fostering Stewardship Education and stewardship Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Coop & Assistance Topics: Community Assistance: Community Involvement
Fostering Stewardship Public access Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Coop & Assistance Topics: Community Assistance: Community Involvement
Habitats and Lower Food Webs Bay grasses Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Habitats and Lower Food Webs Bottom habitat Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Habitats and Lower Food Webs Phytoplankton Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms
Land Use Bay watershed population Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Managing Fisheries American shad Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Industries: Agriculture Industry: Fishing
Managing Fisheries Atlantic menhaden Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Industries: Agriculture Industry: Fishing
Managing Fisheries Blue crabs Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Industries: Agriculture Industry: Fishing
Managing Fisheries Oysters Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Industries: Agriculture Industry: Fishing
Managing Fisheries Striped bass Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Industries: Agriculture Industry: Fishing
Protecting Watersheds Forest buffers planted Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Protecting Watersheds Lands preserved Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Protecting Watersheds Watershed management plans Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Reducing Pollution Agriculture nitrogen Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Reducing Pollution Agriculture phosphorous Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Reducing Pollution Agriculture sediment Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments:Contaminated Sediments
Reducing Pollution Air nitrogen Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants
Reducing Pollution Urban/suburban nitrogen Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments:Contaminated Sediments
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water Pollution: Nonpoint Source Pollution
Reducing Pollution Urban/suburban phosphorous Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments:Contaminated Sediments
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water Pollution: Nonpoint Source Pollution
Reducing Pollution Urban/suburban sediment Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments:Contaminated Sediments
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments:Contaminated Sediments
Reducing Pollution Wastewater nitrogen Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Wastewater
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Reducing Pollution Wastewater phosphorous Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Wastewater
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Restoration and Protection Efforts Acres of oyster reefs Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Restoration and Protection Efforts Forest buffers Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Restoration and Protection Efforts Implementation of pollution reduction efforts Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Restoration and Protection Efforts Nutrients in wastewater pollution Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Water:Wastewater
Restoring Habitats Bay grasses planted Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Restoring Habitats Fish passage reopened Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Restoring Habitats Oyster reef recovery Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Restoring Habitats Wetlands restored Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Wetlands
River Flow and Pollutant Loads Nitrogen loads Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
River Flow and Pollutant Loads Phosphorous loads Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
River Flow and Pollutant Loads River flow Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
River Flow and Pollutant Loads Sediment Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments
Water Quality Benthic macroinvertebrate index of biotic integrity Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Species
Water Quality Chemical contaminants Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water Quality Chlorophyll a Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae
Water Quality Dissolved oxygen Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water Quality Mid-channel clarity Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae