The State of the Hudson Report
How is the Hudson doing?
That is the number one question on people's minds when conversation turns to the river, and it goes to the heart of measuring our success in sustaining the Hudson. To answer it, the Hudson River Estuary Program has produced The State of the Hudson 2009. In layperson's language, this 16 page illustrated report concisely describes progress and identifies ongoing problems. It looks at water quality, habitat, and fish and wildlife of the estuary as well as biodiversity, tributary health, and land use patterns in the Hudson's watershed.
You can use the links below to download a pdf version of the document.
The State of the Hudson 2009 (PDF) (18 MB) This is a large document and may be slow to download. As an alternative you may download specific sections using the links below.
Sections for easy download
Each of these sections will display as a two-page spread, but print as two separate pages.
- Cover (PDF) (480 KB)
- Page 1: From Mahicantuck to the Millennium (PDF) (1 MB)
- Pages 2-3: Hudson River Basics (PDF) (660 KB)
- Pages 4-5: How is the Hudson Doing? (PDF) (610 KB)
- Pages 6-7: Are the Hudson's Habitats Healthy? (PDF) (780 KB)
- Pages 8-9: A River Rich With Life (PDF) (710 KB)
- Pages 10-11: Tributaries and the Hudson (PDF) (930 KB)
- Pages 12-13: Landscape and Land Use (PDF) (1 MB)
- Pages 14-15: A Living Landscape (PDF) (530 KB)
- Page 16: A Positive Trend - Citizen Participation (PDF) (900 KB)