Chesapeake Bay gets ‘D’ for dead zones, fish kills and pollution, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The foundation released its State of the Bay Report today, detailing areas that still need improvement.
Though the bay has improved since the 2008 report, the overall grade rose only from a D to a D+.
The Wilmington News Journal reports despite improvements in eight of 13 indicators, nitrogen and phosphorus levels are still too high for bay restoration. The sources are stormwater pollution, urban and agricultural runoff and detergent.