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Conservation in Chesapeake Bay

USDA Conservation IN CHESAPEAKE BAY Natural Resources Conservation Service WATERSHED STATES Chesapeake Bay Watershed touches Lake МА Erie NY 6 STATES, 83,800+ ст PA MD Atlantle Occan farms & ranches, wv and VA 17 MILLION EROSION CONTROL Since 2006, average edge-of-field sediment losses decreased by TONS 15.1 MILLION per year which is enough soil to fill 150,000 TRAIN stretching 1, 704 MILES. further than from Washington, D.C. CARS to Albuquerque, N.M. per year. CONSERVATION ON THE GROUND P 2006-2011 97t% Loss of Phosphorus into nearby waterways reduced by 7.1 million pounds Acres with some form of Loss of Nitrogen into nearby waterways reduced by 48.6 million pounds/year erosion control practice Sediment entering the bay was reduced by 8 percent. Nitrogen was reduced by 6 percent. Phosphorous was reduced by 5 percent. CLEANER All estimates from the Conservation Effects Assessment Project, 2013 USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Conservation in Chesapeake Bay

shared by jenn.vaneps on Dec 04
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, working with partners and land owners, installs conservation practices on private lands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed - positively impacting the bay's ...


Jenn Van Eps


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