State of Our Rivers
Since 2007, the Federation has compiled an annual river health scorecards. We report data on key indicators of river health, such as water clarity, dissolved oxygen, underwater grasses, and the abundance of aquatic life. Much of the data in the scorecard has been collected by our Riverkeeper, but the report also utilizes data from a variety of respected sources such as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences. After combining with the West Rhode Riverkeeper in 2019, the Federation is including the West and Rhode Rivers in its data collection.