Choptank River

Local News
9:20 am
Thu May 29, 2014

MD Environmental Report Gives Eastern Shore Rivers Low Grades

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The latest environmental report has given the bay a grade of C for the second straight year.

The University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science found that the rivers around agricultural areas lost ground last year.

The Choptank River received a C-minus while the upper shore rivers such as the Sassafras Chester and Miles got D’s.

That’s down from the previous year.

The researchers said that much of the problem involved the 50 inches of rain on Delmarva which brought fertilizer and animal waste from the fields into the rivers.

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Local News
8:23 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Feds Designate Choptank River a "Habitat Focus Area"

Choptank River

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will focus conservation efforts on the Penobscot River watershed area in Maine and the Choptank River complex in Maryland and Delaware.

The agency announced Monday that the two waterways have been designated "Habitat Focus Areas."

The Choptank is the largest river on the Delmarva Peninsula. Its Eastern oyster population has been reduced to 1 percent of its historic levels.

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9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Swimmer's Body Recovered in Choptank River in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says one person is dead after two teenagers in swimming trunks jumped from the Malkus Memorial Bridge into the Choptank River in Cambridge.

Officials say a passer-by reported the two jumping from the bridge about 5 p.m. Wednesday and said one did not resurface.

A crew on a Cambridge fireboat rescued one from the water. Dive crews from Dorchester County recovered the body of the second swimmer.

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