This site describes the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches across six states including New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia and also the District of Columbia. Also included in the Bay watershed are several subwatersheds, smaller systems that drain into the streams and rivers that flow into the Chesapeake. More than 64,000 square miles of land drain into the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. This site includes links to the subject of watershed management, which is a method for maintaining, protecting and restoring the natural resources within a watershed while also enhancing the quality of life in our communities. Students can learn what watershed management planning is and why it is important.


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