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2014 CLA NY Anglers Club Presentation_R. Hall

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2014 CLA NY Anglers Club Presentation_R. Hall

  1. 1. RESTORING THE CHESAPEAKE WATERSHED Anglers Club of New York March 4, 2014 Ridgway M. Hall, Jr. Vice Chair Chesapeake Legal Alliance, Inc.
  2. 2. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed • Largest estuary in the country • 64,000-square-mile watershed • • 11,684 miles of shoreline 17 million people and growing
  3. 3. Algal Bloom
  4. 4. Fish Kills
  5. 5. The Bay Before the 2011 Rainstorm Irene
  6. 6. The Bay a few days after Irene, showing sediment runoff after the rainstorm
  7. 7. Main Sources of Pollution to the Bay Stormwater Industrial and Municipal
  8. 8. The Pollution Diet (EPA 2010) Baywide Caps (per year) Reduction from 2009 Nitrogen 185M lbs 25% Phosphorus 12.5M lbs 24% Sediment 5.5B lbs 20% Achieve 60% by 2017 Achieve 100% by 2025
  9. 9. Mossy Creek, VA before streambank restoration Source: Trout Unlimited 9
  10. 10. Mossy Creek, VA after streambank restoration Source: Trout Unlimited
  11. 11. Vulnerable Sedimentation Pre-settlement floodplain
  12. 12. Smart Growth—Urban and Suburban Context Well-designed, higher density development can be good for the environment, especially when located in areas that are already developed, are walkable, and are served by transit. Good design includes parks and low impact development for stormwater management. PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
  13. 13. Fracking and Water
  14. 14. 15 Courtesy of Earthworks
  15. 15. Courtesy of Earthworks
  16. 16. Courtesy of Earthworks
  17. 17. Courtesy of Earthworks
  18. 18. Questions and Discussion

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