Chesapeake Bay Watershed Region (short version)

  • Released Monday, April 21st, 2008
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:55PM

The watershed that drains into the Chesapeake Bay is a huge expanse that extends 64,000 miles into five states across North America (New York, Pensylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia) and the District of Columbia. This visualization overlays the full watershed onto a Landsat satellite visualization of the Bay area. The eight different distinctly colored regions indicate the Chesapeake's major subwatersheds. These subwatershed regions are: Susquehanna, Potomac, Patuxent, MD West Shore, Rapahhannock, Eastern Shore, James and York. This visualization contains just the last part of the Chesapeake Bay Flyover and Watershed Region (#3472) animation and demonstrates the entire Watershed without the Chesapeake Bay flyover. This animation highlights and labels each subwatershed in turn.

Data Notes:
The mosaic was created by EarthSat under contract with NASA as part of the GeoCover 2000 product. All images used in GeoCover were acquired by Landsat-7 during the period of 1999-2002. The pixel size of the full resolution image represents 14.25 m on the ground. The Chesapeake Bay mosaic uses portions of eight Landsat-7 scenes. Below you will find a listing of the eight Landsat 7 images that were put together to create the composite image. Landsat scenes are organized by a Path and Row number according to the Worldwide Reference System. (To learn more about Landsat's Worldwide Reference System, please visit: http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/about/wrs.html)

Scenes used in the Chesapeake Bay mosaic:

  • Landsat-7 WRS Path 15-Row 32 acquired on Oct. 05, 2001
  • Landsat-7 WRS Path 14-Row 32 acquired on Sept. 23, 1999
  • Landsat-7 WRS Path 15-Row 33 acquired on October 05, 2001
  • Landsat-7 WRS Path 14-Row 33 acquired on July 10, 2001
  • Landsat-7 WRS Path 15-Row 34 acquired on Sept. 30, 1999
  • Landsat-7 WRS Path 14-Row 34 acquired on July 10, 2001
  • Landsat-7 WRS Path 15-Row 35 acquired on Sept. 30, 1999
  • Landsat-7 WRS Path 14-Row 35 acquired on Sept. 23, 1999

Image: Chesapeake Bay Watershed and subwatershed regions (Susquehanna, Potomac, Patuxent, MD West Shore, Rapahhannock, Eastern Shore, James, York)
Latitude (min, max) =(36.92, 43.26)Longitude (min, max)=(73.93, 80.87)

Image: Chesapeake Bay Watershed and subwatershed regions (Susquehanna, Potomac, Patuxent, MD West Shore, Rapahhannock, Eastern Shore, James, York)
Latitude (min, max) =(36.92, 43.26)
Longitude (min, max)=(73.93, 80.87)



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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


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