James River health improves

Published 1:48 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017

RICHMOND — The James River Association’s biennial State of the James report, a comprehensive assessment of the health of the river, shows the overall health of the James at a grade of B- in 2017. The overall score for the river rose to 62 percent, which represents an increase of 10 percentage points since the report was first published in 2007 and three points over the past two years.

According to a press release, the State of the James report is designed to examine the status and trends of indicators in four categories — Fish and Wildlife, Habitat, Pollution Reductions and Protection and Restoration Actions — that are interconnected and build on one another to achieve a healthy James River.

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