While the Chesapeake Bay as a whole reports a smaller-than-average dead zone this year, parts of the Severn River are still struggling with algae blooms and dead zones. River advocates say nutrient pollution at the top of the river is fueling the problem, and better prevention is needed.
Near the mouth of the Severn, the Annapolis Maritime Museum is well into a large-scale stormwater management project on Back Creek, to avoid just that kind of runoff. As Cheryl Costello reports, the Severn River Association is calling for more efforts like this one. Watch below: