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Past, Present, and Future

Chesapeake Past, Chesapeake Future, Part 3

Narrator: The reasons for the Bay's decline start far away in the rivers and creeks of Maryland and Virginia, and the picturesque dairy farms of Pennsylvania, as well as the culverts and drainage ditches of major cities like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Norfolk, Virginia.

Like veins and arteries, these rivers and streams carve their way through the 64,000 square mile Chesapeake Bay watershed, carrying with them all kinds of pollutants; nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment, inexorably moving to the Chesapeake Bay, the heart of this vast ecosystem.

With all this water comes sediment and fertilizer from farms and lawn run-off. Sediment and toxic pollutants from storm water draining from shopping centers and city streets. All of this gets carried into the Bay.


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