Groups tout smallest Chesapeake Bay ‘dead zone’ in decades

November 28, 2023
Chesapeake Bay advocacy groups are touting the smallest “dead zone” in the bay since monitoring began in 1985, according to new water monitoring data collected by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) showing the best dissolved oxygen levels on record. According to the Nov. 28 issued “Chesapeake Bay 2023 Final Hypoxia Report,” conducted by Maryland DNR, Old Dominion University, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science, dissolved oxygen levels were better on average in May through August 2023, with early...

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