How Did The Severn River Fare In 2018?
Water quality on the Severn River was dramatically different this year. Dr. Andrew Muller, associate professor of oceanography at the U.S. Naval Academy, will shed some light on what this year’s weather means for the Severn River’s fisheries and swimming beaches.
The Severn suffered through algae blooms, mud floods, pollution-laden stormwater and deluges that significantly reduced the river’s salinity. Salinity levels were unusually low in 2018, which sparked the proliferation of dark false mussels everywhere.
What’s it all mean for the health of our river? Our fisheries? Our oysters? Our children?