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Eyes on the Bay: Data Bytes Blog

A place for us to share interesting data stories, website enhancements, and other cool stuff!

July 1, 2021

All 2020 Chesapeake Bay water quality data deliverables have been submitted to the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP). Select station data can be downloaded via station tables on our website, under the DATA tab. 

Custom queries can be made via the CBP datahub: 

http://data.chesapeakebay.net/WaterQuality

As always, our data status can be tracked at: 

http://eyesonthebay.dnr.maryland.gov/eyesonthebay/DataStatus.cfm


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June 30, 2021

Due to various constraints brought about by the pandemic, our Coastal Bays water quality continuous monitors will not be deployed until late summer.




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January 25, 2021

 Where's the Data?

2020 was obviously a challenging year. Our biologists, who have been out in field with the exception of March-April 2020, have followed strict guidelines while sampling during the pandemic. Our formal data submissions to the Chesapeake Bay Program have been delayed, in most part because our data entry provider was shutdown until late December 2020. Now that we're slowly receiving those laboratory and field data back, they will undergo a rigorous Quality Assurance process, prior to final submission and availability. 

For data status updates by month and monitoring program, please visit our status page at:

http://eyesonthebay.dnr.maryland.gov/eyesonthebay/DataStatus.cfm




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December 15, 2020

Our Mallows Bay buoy was recently removed for the winter. 
We will redeploy in the Spring of 2021. 

Thanks to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation 
for funding the purchase of the buoy. 
https://marinesanctuary.org/sanctuary/mallows-bay-potomac-river/




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August 12, 2020

Late July Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia Report Available:

 


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August 3, 2020

Due to approaching storm Isaias 
our continuous monitoring stations at
Public Landing-Coastal Bays; Hooper's Island, 
Seashore Beach and Point Lookout
have been temporarily removed to protect our equipment.

We will reinstall these sites as soon as the hazards have passed.



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June 18, 2020

Monitoring Resumes!



Our biologists are back on water monitoring Maryland's water quality. Above is a map of continuous monitoring sites that have been deployed and have near or real-time data.

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April 24, 2020



Tidal water quality data submissions have been completed for 2019.


Official data available via the Chesapeake Bay Program Datahub:



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March 27, 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our field sampling operations were ceased on March 16, 2020 until further notice that it is safe for our staff to resume normal activities. 

The Eyes on the Bay website will continue to be active, and we continue to work on projects via telecommuting to improve the website, analyze data, and process datasets that were collected prior to the outbreak. As always, you can contact us at: eyesonthebay.dnr@maryland.gov.

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October 31, 2019


We have recently discovered that Eyes on the Bay is not appearing readily on popular search engines. Please bookmark our site, while we work to get this issued resolved.

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October 4, 2019

September / End of Year Maryland Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia Report


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October 2, 2019



This is an animation of how salinity has changed in the Chesapeake Bay since the beginning of 2018, showing salinity decreasing as record rains and flows entered the Bay in latter 2018 and early 2019.

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September 26, 2019

Inner Harbor Algal Bloom
This week our Inner Harbor National Aquarium sites saw algal blooms with a subsequent die-off, lowered dissolved oxygen and then a returning algal bloom.

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September 26, 2019

We have a mobile friendly page where you can view current water quality conditions as text or gauges:

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September 23, 2019

Monie Bay Site Real-time Data


The Monie Bay site on MD's Eastern Shore is posting real-time data. The site is part of the Chesapeake Bay-MD National Estuarine Research Reserve System. More on CBNERR and Monie Bay data.

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September 20, 2019


Estuaries are dynamic places. Salinity around Maryland, like our monitoring site in the Wicomico River, is returning to normal after the heavy rainfalls from the past year have ceased.
Make your own charts at:
http://eyesonthebay.dnr.maryland.gov/bay_cond/bay_cond.cfm

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September 19, 2019

A clear view of the Bay on 9/11/19


Get over 10 years of Chesapeake Bay satellite imagery on our site:

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September 19, 2019

Welcome to Data Bytes!


This new section of Eyes on the Bay will be where we share interesting data stories, web site enhancements, and other cool stuff.

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