Chesapeake Bay Research Portal

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to help reduce sediment and nutrient delivery to the Chesapeake Bay. With a grant from the NFWF, WRF coordinated studies on nutrient and sediment reduction, program management, source controls, monitoring, and receiving water effects. This effort complements WRF’s ongoing research on stormwater best management practices (BMPs). As part of this research, the partnership utilized the International Stormwater BMP Database. During 2011-2012, the following tasks related to the BMP Database were completed:

  1. Identified and incorporated additional Chesapeake Bay Area data into the BMP Database. These data sets were uploaded and analyzed following the standard BMP Database protocols.
  2. A 2012 technical memorandum was prepared to summarize Chesapeake Bay Area BMP data in relation to the national data set for volume, nutrients, and solids. (Note: Additional data have been added to the BMP Database since 2012.)
  3. A WRF sponsored webinar was conducted regarding use of the BMP Database and key findings relevant to Chesapeake Bay.
  4. Communication, planning and participation in BMP-related efforts.


2012 Chesapeake Bay Summaries

2012 BMP Performance Summary for Chesapeake Bay

2012 Individual BMP Summaries for Chesapeake Bay Area Studies