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Watershed Health & Research

York River Watershed
The York Watershed is comprised of 2669 square miles or 1.7 million acres and encompasses 20 counties and cities. (www.cbf.org). Threats to the upper York’s water quality include conversion of waterfront farmland into residential and commercial uses as well as potential water withdrawal plans including a reservoir on the Mattaponi (a tributary to the York). The lower York is threatened mainly by point source pollution from industry and federal facilities.

South Anna River Report Card

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  • South Anna River (tributary of the Pamunkey River) report card - developed by VA Department of Environmental Quality, Alliance for Chesapeake Bay, and York River Small Coastal Basins Roundtable summarizing water quality data from January 2010 to December 2012. There are plans for report cards for other York River tributaries in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

York River Report Card

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Chesapeake Ecocheck graphic

Healthy Waters Approach - DCR

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Cover - VA DCR

TMDLs

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Photo Credit: Illinois EPA


Mercury/PCB Fish Advisories

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Virginia Estuarine & Coastal Observing System

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Living Shorelines

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Photo Credit: Karen Duhring


Bay Health Index - Chesapeake Bay Program/Integration & Application Network Presentation

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EPA Enviromapper for Water Quality

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Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) in the Chesapeake Bay

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Photo Credit: Koel Ghosh

 


  

 


 

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