The Chesapeake Bay watershed’s 64,000 square miles is home to many cities, towns, villages and other jurisdictions.

Test your knowledge of the watershed by decoding the communities listed under each state(s). Once you have figured out one of the words in a list, use its letters to help crack the code in the other communities within that list. Each list has its own code.

NEW YORK, WEST VIRGINIA
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE

example: Chemung, NY

E R S K G, Q F

O G B Z R Q K E S Q, J M

T H E Z H P, J H

Z G W I H W’ B A H W W F, O X

W S C Q H F, O X

S E B H K S, Q F

T P G J H B, J H

M Z H Q G Q K S, Q F

P G N W H P, J H

T H W U H P H F

B I W R Q K B, O X

 

PENNSYLVANIA
example: Harrisburg

H Z B G

J K B S W M Z W

S E M Z Z W S

J M S M Q K Z E E Q A Q

A Q M M H J C P B A

E S W K S J M Q B

K E Q S B I T Q E F

U T E E T S D J L Z B M

J P W C P B H

U T E G Q J - C S B B Q

MARYLAND
example: Annapolis

J X S Q S X C G L

Z O D W C A R X S

I S M W A C B M W S X

Z R I C S

G O A Z X C Q P S

V O E X S Q S P X O G S

X R G L E C D D S

G V S M W S X W R I B

D O Y D O W O

S O M W R B

 

VIRGINIA
example: Richmond

C L I P L U O

Q E U U E X Z K M B I Y

Z X C X K K X K

C R Q A L I G C R Q K

X U R S X C W I E X

V J X I U L G G R K F E U U R

U R R K M B I Y

A L I G K Z L B G J

F E R C C X

Q R K G A L E C G

 

Answers

Pennsylvania Cities: York, Scranton, Altoona, State College, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Clearfield, Williamsport, Sunbury, Wilkes-Barre
Maryland Cities: Frederick, Baltimore, Westminster, Bowie, Cambridge, Havre de Grace, Rockville, Chestertown, La Plata, Easton
Virginia Cities: Norfolk, Williamsburg, Manassas, Newport News, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Leesburg, Portsmouth, Vienna, West Point