The size of the Chesapeake Bay’s low oxygen “dead zone” is down and dry weather is getting the credit.
The Chesapeake Bay Program says oxygen levels in the bay dropped last year, with just about a third of the waterway meeting summer standards.
A fish kill is spreading in and around Baltimore’s waterways. Tens of thousands of dead fish and crabs are floating at the surface and stinking up the waterfront. It’s bad for the environment and bad for business downtown.
Fish kills in the Chesapeake’s streams and rivers happen, but seldom this early.