Weems Creek Watershed
On June 28th and 29th, 2007, thousands of dead fish appeared on the surface of Weems Creek, a Severn tributary at the northern edge of the city of Annapolis. In response to residents reports, the Maryland Department of the Environment sent a team to investigate this event. They estimated the number of dead fish at 15-20,000, mostly menhaden, but also including white and yellow perch as well as sunfish and carp. Most of the fish appeared to have died in the tidal creek above the Rowe Boulevard bridge.