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Mattawoman featured by Chesapeake Bay Program

posted Sep 10, 2017, 8:12 AM by   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 8:12 AM ]
In a September 1st, 2017 post, Mattawoman Creek was featured by the Chesapeake Bay Program, the crucial agency overseeing the Bay cleanup. Read the article "Preserving the pristine Mattawoman Creek".

The CBP pictured this view of the tidal portion of Mattawoman Creek looking downstream from near head-of-tide. The future health of the Mattawoman received a reprieve when Charles County adopted its Watershed Conservation District. The district reduces development density on much of the land "shedding" stormwater to the waterway--its "watershed." This step comes just in time to keep Mattawoman from falling over the tipping point for irreversible decline caused by loss of forest and the polluted runoff from over development.  Mattawoman's tidal portion is especially vulnerable because the watershed feeding it is unusually large compared to area of its tidal waters.