Unusual weather worsened Chesapeake Bay’s health

Subtitle: Scientists grade Chesapeake's condition D+ in 2011
Source: Baltimore Sun
Author: Tim Wheeler
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Date Published: 04/17/2012

Heavy spring rains, a hot summer and two major storms caused the Chesapeake Bay’s overall health to worsen last year, scientists said Tuesday, though there apparently was a slight improvement in the Baltimore area’s Patapsco and Back rivers, long considered among the bay’s most degraded tributaries.