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Chesapeake Bay Report Card: C

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SALISBURY, Md. - The Chesapeake Bay Report Card for 2013 has been released. Overall, the bay got a C grade for the second straight year. On a 100-point scale, the Bay got a 45/100, a bit higher than the predicted 42/100.

The mid-bay region, however, received a D+.

Researchers say Eastern Shore tributaries are continuing to see degradation due to the combination of more than 50 inches of rainfall and the amount of fertilizer and chicken manure applied to fields.

The full, interactive report card can be seen at: http://ian.umces.edu/ecocheck/report-cards/chesapeake-bay/2013/

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