●What happened?? ●Years of pollution, different types of run- off, system failures and increased population have led to higher levels of pollution in the watershed. ●This is introduced into the watershed by streams, rivers and other wetlands that feed into the bay. Source: http://www.wvrivers.org/issues/chesapeake%20bay/chesapeake%20bay%20restoration.htmlhttp://www.wvrivers.org/issues/chesapeake%20bay/chesapeake%20bay%20restoration.html
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Image from: www.chesapeakebay.netwww.chesapeakebay.net
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Image from: http://asm.news21.com/bundle/water-2010/budget/149/ http://asm.news21.com/bundle/water-2010/budget/149/
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Image from: http://lostontheshore.typepad.com/lost_on_the_shore/growth/ http://lostontheshore.typepad.com/lost_on_the_shore/growth/
Chesapeake Bay Watershed ●Why is this a problem? ●What could we do to prevent/reduce this? ●Break up into 3 groups of four students. ●Materials will provided to develop possible solutions. ●These will be possible solutions that we can do locally to minimize pollution reaching the bay from our area.