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Chesapeake Bay Mainstem - Point No Point (CB5.2)

Map Showing the Location of CB5.2

Location:
East of Point No Point

Coordinates (NAD83):
Latitude: 38.1368
Longitude: -76.2280

Description:
This station is a mid-channel site located in the mid Chesapeake Bay, east of Point No Point. This station is located in the mesohaline zone (salinity 5 to 18 ppt) with an approximate depth of 29 meters. Water quality of the deep trough is monitored at this station.

Current Parameter: Water Temperature

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Oxygen
Water
Temperature
Salinity pH Water
Clarity


The yellow shaded area represents the range of monthly mean values that have occurred from 1985 to 2012. The blue line shows the monthly mean values for each month over that same time period. The red line shows what the current years conditions are and how they compare to the range and the average values we've seen.

To convert temperature to Fahrenheit, use the conversion tool below.

2013 Surface Water Temperature
Chesapeake Bay Mainstem / Point No Point (CB5.2)

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Range 1985 to 2012 2013 Mean

Surface Water Temperature (F)
Chesapeake Bay Mainstem / Point No Point (CB5.2)
Month Minimum Mean Maximum 2012 2013
January 33.80 39.78 46.22 44.24 43.52
February 32.00 37.41 42.44 41.18 39.02
March 36.50 42.67 47.48 46.40 42.44
April 49.55 52.75 57.74 57.74 55.76
May 59.72 63.11 69.44 64.40 63.32
June 63.86 74.02 78.35 76.01 74.93
July 77.36 80.28 82.67 83.48 81.86
August 77.27 80.30 83.30 82.22 79.52
September 72.68 75.84 80.42 76.64 75.56
October 61.16 66.55 71.42 66.20 67.46
November 50.72 55.86 61.34 52.52 53.06
December 39.92 47.15 53.96 48.56 45.32

NOTE: Results displayed are provisional and have not undergone full Quality Assurance procedures. Although Maryland DNR believes the data presented here are correct, we cannot guarantee their accuracy at this time.

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Choose Other Parameters:
Dissolved
Oxygen
Water
Temperature
Salinity pH Water
Clarity

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Additional water quality data, including nutrient data, is currently available through the Chesapeake Bay Program Data Hub.

Contact MD DNR's Resource Assessment Service at (410) 260-8630
or by email at eyesonthebay@dnr.state.md.us.


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