Hydrographic and Meteological Study of Aransas Bay System - Analysis of Populations of Sports and Commercial Fin-fish and of Factors Which Affect These Populations in the Coastal Bays of Texas
Salinities in the Aransas Bay area increased in 1962 as compared to 1961. Aransas and Mesquite Bays reached salinity levels above 35 ppt in August and September of 1962. Copano Bay salinity averages were lower than Aransas and Mesquite Bays. Rainfall in 1962 was 61 per cent less than that measured in 1961. Water temperature in 1962 was similar in pattern to temperatures recorded in 1961, except for a low in January 1962, when a hard freeze occurred.