Restoration Progress Dashboard

Goal 1 - Dramatically Reduce Pollutant Loads

Dramatically reduce pollutant loads, such as trash, sewer overflows, stormwater, suspended sediment, nutrients and toxics, delivered to the tidal river and its tributaries to meet water quality standards and goals.

Trash Reduction

51% as of FY 2019

Sewer Overflow Reduction

82% as of FY 2019

Stormwater: Impervious Surface Treated

59% as of FY 2019

Total Suspended Sediment Reduction

12% as of FY 2019

Total Phosphorus Reduction

21% as of FY 2019

Total Nitrogen Reduction

9% as of FY 2019




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Goal 2 - Protect and Restore Ecological Integrity

Protect and restore the ecological integrity of the Anacostia River and its streams to enhance aquatic diversity, increase recreational use and provide for a quality urban fishery.

Stream Restoration - Miles Restored

71% as of FY 2019

Aquatic Insect Community Health


Fish Community Health




Goal 3 - Improve Fish Passage

Restore the natural range of resident and anadromous fish to historical limits.

Fish Passage Improvement

74% as of FY 2019




Goal 4 - Increase Wetland Acreage

Increase the natural filtering capacity and habitat diversity of the watershed by sharply increasing the acreage and quality of tidal and nontidal wetlands.

Tidal Wetland Creation

Tidal wetland acreages have met the 2010 goals. However, the District has more ambitious goals, beyond 2020, that will create more wetlands in the Anacostia.

Nontidal Wetland Creation

93% as of FY 2019


Goal 5 - Expand Forest Cover

Protect and expand forest cover throughout the watershed.

Tree Canopy

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