Box 4: Glebe & Coan Rivers

Location: Glebe and Coan Rivers
History of location: Small southern tributaries of the Potomac River. Occasional natural spat settlement. Baylor and private productivity mostly maintained by movement of seed from elsewhere.
Current status: Low population levels on Baylor Grounds subject to consistent disease (both MSX and Dermo) mortality. Freshet impacts are rare. Recent incidence of algal blooms and low oxygen events. Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is relatively good. One sentinel site present. Occasional additional data collected as needed. Data held by VMRC. Private lease activity is relatively high.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: Numerous seed movements and shell plants. One reef constructed in 1997. The risk to private oyster production is high because of disease.
Restoration potential: Modest because of low spat set and consistent disease risk.
Glebe & Coan Rivers