Lower Patuxent River
in Calvert County
Watershed Characterization


Calvert County, Maryland is receiving Federal grant funding to prepare a Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS) for the Lower Patuxent Watershed. The WRAS project area encompasses over 152 square miles (97,647 acres) of land in Calvert County. This is nearly 47% of the land area in the Lower Patuxent River watershed.

As part of WRAS project, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing technical assistance, including preparation of a watershed characterization (compilation of available water quality and natural resources information and identification of issues), a stream corridor assessment (uses field data to catalog issues and rate severity) and a synoptic survey (analyzes benthic macroinvertebrates, fish and water samples with focus on nutrients). The County may use information generated in these efforts as it drafts the County Watershed Restoration Action Strategy.

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