Our Waters

Documents and Reports

The Tributary Strategies Program is pleased to offer you a number of reports, documents and publications. In order to view many of the files available for download, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Please choose one of the following links to learn more about each file before you download it.

For more information, contact:

Claudia Donegan
DNR Habitat Restoration and Conservation - Community Partnerships Program
cdonegan@dnr.state.md.us

or

Carrie Decker
DNR Habitat Restoration and Conservation - DNR Watershed Specialist
cdecker@dnr.state.md.us

Eyes on the Bay

Eyes on the Bay

DNR performs continuous monitoring at many locations throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Get real time information for your area.

Growing Oysters

Growing Oysters

The Marylanders Grow Oysters Program links private pier owners with oyster reef restoration. Oysters are grown, then placed on protected reefs.

Tributary Teams Legacy

Tributary Teams Legacy

DNR honors the Legacy of Maryland's Tributary Teams. Though program funding ended many teams continue their important work,

Thanks Stream Waders

Stream Waders

DNR thanks all our great volunteers working to help us gather data about the rivers and streams of the State. Get involved with the Maryland Stream Waders!

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How Big is the Bay?

The Chesapeake Bay is about 200 miles long. At the Bay Bridge near Annapolis, it is only 4 miles across, but it is 30 miles across at the widest point near the mouth of the Potomac River.

Chesapeake Bay Hotline

Call 1-877-224-7229

to report any of the following

  • Boating accident or reckless activity
  • Fish kill or algal bloom
  • Floating debris that poses a hazard to navigation
  • Illegal fishing activity
  • Public sewer leak or overflow
  • Oil or hazardous material spill
  • Critical area or wetlands violation
  • Suspicious or unusual activity