The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement
They put goals to restore the populations like oysters and ensure their longterm
protection. Protecting habitats matter.
Also wanted to improve water quality.
Clean Water Act involved “Point Sources”just walk to the end of the pipe and see
Doesn’t include strormwater discharge and agriculture, this agriculture was exempt.
Non Point Sources not easy to identify where its coming from
They in 1992 Amended the Chesapeake Bay Agreement because they hadn’t met the
goals. Tributaries to the river became part of the equation
Now the use of science aided this agreement. They wanted to change the technology to
1992 set up tributary strategies
2000little or no progress has been made. The 40% nutrient reduction