Box 17: Severn River

Location: Severn River 
History of location: Southern tributary of Mobjack Bay on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. History of significant spat settlement and market oyster production prior to MSX. 
Current status: Low population levels on Baylor and private grounds subject to consistent disease (MSX and Dermo) mortality. Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is poor. One sentinel site present with occasional other data collection. Data held by VIMS and VMRC.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: Occasional shell planting activity. 
Restoration potential: Limited because of consistent disease risk.
Severn River