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Large ‘dead zone’ predicted for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter, spring

BALTIMORE, MD – Ecologists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Michigan are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” in 2019 due to above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the watershed since last fall. “The forecast this year reflects the high levels of precipitation that have been observed across the Bay’s watershed,” said report …