It’s not the kind of rebound the Chesapeake Bay needs, but as summer draws to a close, a larger dead zone is taking shape.
Dead zones are a sign the Chesapeake is in trouble—and most every summer, one appears in the bay.
Dead zones in the bay don’t usually bring good news. But they do when they’re smaller than normal.
The size of the Chesapeake Bay’s low oxygen “dead zone” is down and dry weather is getting the credit.