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Annual Chesapeake Bay Report Gives D-Plus Grade

/ WDAC

ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – An annual report on the Chesapeake Bay says pollution from unusually heavy rains last year contributed to the first decline in a decade in the overall health of the nation’s largest estuary. Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker said the bay “suffered a massive assault last year,” when large amounts of debris were flushed into the bay, mostly from Pennsylvania. The bay’s grade sank from C-minus to D-plus, which is the first decline of a grade in a decade. But Baker says there is some good news. He says the bay appears to be developing resilience that may help it overcome long-term damage. The 2018 State of the Bay Report says bay grasses remain intact. Additionally, recent studies show an improving trend in underwater dead zones.

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