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Dead zone in Chesapeake Bay is the smallest in years

There’s another sign that the health of the Chesapeake Bay is improving.
This year’s dead zone in the Maryland portion of the Bay was the second smallest since the state began monitoring it in 1985, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
The only time it was smaller was in 2012.
And on Virginia side, The Virginia Institute of Marine Science said the dead zone was the smallest it has been in five years.
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