Chesapeake Bay Foundation Health Report Says Bay is Improving, B - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Health Report Says Bay is Improving, But Challenges Remain

Posted: May 31, 2018 5:38 PM Updated:

UNDATED- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's latest report reveals that while there are many bay health improvements, there is still some work to do.

The report says oxygen dead zones are shrinking, oysters and bay grasses are making a comeback and crabs are healthier.  But it also shows that nitrogen pollution-reduction goals are lacking for every state in the bay watershed. 

Kevin Anderson owns Wimberly Farms in Princess Anne.  He says while runoff from agricultural farms is difficult to control, it has improved through modern-day practices and technology.

"Really, nutrients are dollars that we've invested so we try every effort that once the nutrients are there for the plant to uptake we need to keep them there. But when we've had some of these excessive rains that we've had lately it becomes a struggle," Anderson said. 

Anderson says many Maryland farmers have spent a great deal of time, money and energy trying to improve the way their farms are managed to support bay health improvements.  He says a lot of the urban and agriculture runoff containing nitrogen are likely to come from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. 

The CBF report says Pennsylvania is doing poorly with all of their pollutant expectations.  The state did not meet the goals for nitrogen, phosphorous or sediments.  Meanwhile Maryland, only missed goal expectations for nitrogen.  

Jen Dindinger, a water restoration specialist with the University of Maryland Extension, says despite CBF's report, nitrogen levels are still going down just not at the rate they projected for this point in the study.

CBF says it hopes to have most of its pollution-reduction goals met by 2025. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Validated Parking Now Offered at Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli At Salisbury Regional Airport

    Validated Parking Now Offered at Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli At Salisbury Regional Airport

    Friday, December 14 2018 3:33 PM EST2018-12-14 20:33:30 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 3:33 PM EST2018-12-14 20:33:30 GMT
    (Photo: Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli/Facebook)(Photo: Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli/Facebook)
    (Photo: Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli/Facebook)(Photo: Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli/Facebook)
    You no longer have to pay to park while dining at the Salisbury Regional Airport.More
    You no longer have to pay to park while dining at the Salisbury Regional Airport.More
  • Grotto Pizza to Host Rehoboth Beach Nativity Scene

    Grotto Pizza to Host Rehoboth Beach Nativity Scene

    Friday, December 14 2018 2:50 PM EST2018-12-14 19:50:54 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-12-14 20:13:48 GMT
    Photo courtesy: Patty DerrickPhoto courtesy: Patty Derrick
    Photo courtesy: Patty DerrickPhoto courtesy: Patty Derrick
    After the City of Rehoboth Beach denied St. Edmond Catholic Church permission to place a nativity scene on city property near the bandstand, the church has found a new home for it: Grotto Pizza's downtown location on Rehoboth Avenue.More
    After the City of Rehoboth Beach denied St. Edmond Catholic Church permission to place a nativity scene on city property near the bandstand, the church has found a new home for it: Grotto Pizza's downtown location on Rehoboth Avenue. More
  • Berlin Receives $75K Stormwater Grant to Reduce Flooding

    Berlin Receives $75K Stormwater Grant to Reduce Flooding

    Friday, December 14 2018 2:04 PM EST2018-12-14 19:04:09 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 2:05 PM EST2018-12-14 19:05:02 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    The Town of Berlin has received a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust for $75,000 to construct a submerged gravel wetland to help address flooding in the area around Graham Avenue and Grice Street, Mayor Gee Williams announced Friday.More
    The Town of Berlin, Maryland, has received a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust for $75,000 to construct a submerged gravel wetland to help address flooding in the area around Graham Avenue and Grice Street, Mayor Gee Williams announced Friday.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Bomb Threat Hoax Targets WBOC, Other Businesses and Schools Across U.S.

    Bomb Threat Hoax Targets WBOC, Other Businesses and Schools Across U.S.

    Thursday, December 13 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-12-13 21:06:45 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 7:29 AM EST2018-12-14 12:29:14 GMT
    Police cars outside WBOC's Salisbury offices after the station received a bomb threat on Thursday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)Police cars outside WBOC's Salisbury offices after the station received a bomb threat on Thursday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)
    Police cars outside WBOC's Salisbury offices after the station received a bomb threat on Thursday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)Police cars outside WBOC's Salisbury offices after the station received a bomb threat on Thursday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)
    WBOC’s Salisbury offices had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a bomb threat hoax that authorities say has targeted other businesses on Delmarva as well as many other locations across the country.More
    WBOC’s Salisbury offices had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a bomb threat hoax that authorities say has targeted other businesses on Delmarva as well as many other locations across the country. More
  • Special Christmas Parade Thrown for 11-Year-Old Snow Hill Boy With Cancer

    Special Christmas Parade Thrown for 11-Year-Old Snow Hill Boy With Cancer

    Thursday, December 13 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-12-14 04:52:35 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 10:19 AM EST2018-12-14 15:19:55 GMT
    Eleven-year-old Jake Newcomer of Snow Hill, Maryland, was diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer just before Thanksgiving. Jake loves Christmas parades but has not been able to attend any parades recently. So the community brought a Christmas parade to him.More
    Eleven-year-old Jake Newcomer of Snow Hill, Maryland, was diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer just before Thanksgiving. Jake loves Christmas parades but has not been able to attend any parades recently. So the community brought a Christmas parade to him.
    More
  • Updated: Man Found Shot in Salisbury Roadway; No Suspects

    One Injured in Salisbury Shooting, State Police Investigating

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-12-13 03:49:47 GMT
    Thursday, December 13 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-12-13 19:28:09 GMT
    Maryland State Police are investigating after a man with gunshot wounds was found lying in a Salisbury roadway on Wednesday night.More
    Maryland State Police are investigating after a man with gunshot wounds was found lying in a Salisbury roadway on Wednesday night. More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Special Christmas Parade Thrown for 11-Year-Old Snow Hill Boy With Cancer

    Special Christmas Parade Thrown for 11-Year-Old Snow Hill Boy With Cancer

    Eleven-year-old Jake Newcomer was diagnosed with stage four bone cancer just before Thanksgiving. The sixth grader quickly began chemotherapy at Johns Hopkins, but was upset that his treatments caused him to miss the Berlin Christmas parade. So his family decided to make some phone calls to friends in the community to try to bring a parade to him. On Thursday night, over 200 vehicles from 97 organizations went down Cherix Road in Girdletree.

    More

    Eleven-year-old Jake Newcomer was diagnosed with stage four bone cancer just before Thanksgiving. The sixth grader quickly began chemotherapy at Johns Hopkins, but was upset that his treatments caused him to miss the Berlin Christmas parade. So his family decided to make some phone calls to friends in the community to try to bring a parade to him. On Thursday night, over 200 vehicles from 97 organizations went down Cherix Road in Girdletree.

    More
  • Delaware Self-Defense Academy- 2 Defense Techniques

    Delaware Self-Defense Academy- 2 Defense Techniques

    Sometimes we find ourselves in a place where we just don’t feel safe. It could be when you are walking alone to your car or when you are out for a walk and it just feels like someone may be lurking in the shadows. Today, we get a lesson in self defense from Delaware Self-Defense Academy.

    More

    Sometimes we find ourselves in a place where we just don’t feel safe. It could be when you are walking alone to your car or when you are out for a walk and it just feels like someone may be lurking in the shadows. Today, we get a lesson in self defense from Delaware Self-Defense Academy.

    More
  • Bomb Threat Hoax Targets WBOC, Other Businesses and Schools Across U.S.

    Bomb Threat Hoax Targets WBOC, Other Businesses and Schools Across U.S.

    WBOC’s Salisbury offices had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a bomb threat hoax that authorities say has targeted other businesses on Delmarva as well as many other locations across the country. The threat was received at around 2:30 p.m. Salisbury police responded to WBOC and brought in three bomb-sniffing dogs to search both the inside and outside of the premises.

    More

    WBOC’s Salisbury offices had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a bomb threat hoax that authorities say has targeted other businesses on Delmarva as well as many other locations across the country. The threat was received at around 2:30 p.m. Salisbury police responded to WBOC and brought in three bomb-sniffing dogs to search both the inside and outside of the premises.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices