Despite the threat posed to Chesapeake Bay by agricultural runoff, SCS continues to plan and fund agricultural drainage projects which will worsen the already critical condition of the bay. One such project now under consideration for the Delmarva peninsula in Maryland and Delaware is discussed. The upper Chester river watershed project provides a case study of the environmental peril posed by drainage projects and of the difficulty environmental agencies confront in seeking to compel other agencies to consider adequately the harmful consequences of their actions. ( 24 references, )



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