The Patuxent River has earned a 23 percent on the Chesapeake Bay report card and has scored low (D-) since 2006, when reports cards were first issued. The measurements suggest a failing, big, fat F. For at least 16 years, even though the problem has been recognized, nothing has been done. The Patuxent River Commission, with about 35 members, was formed in 1984, but nothing has happened. Despite all the fanfare surrounding the issue, nothing has been done.
The Patuxent River is dying
January 12, 2023