Freshwater inflows to Texas bays and estuaries: Ecological relationships and methods for determination of needs

Date

1994

Authors

Texas Water Development Board
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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Publisher

Texas Water Development Board and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Abstract

Two main themes are examined in this report: 1) demonstrating the effects of freshwater inflows on living and non-living components of estuarine ecosystems and 2) presenting a methodology for assessing the freshwater inflow needs of Texas bays and estuaries that satisfies the requirement of maintaining an ecologically sound environment and the productivity of fish, shellfish, and other estuarine life. This is the final report; refer to the draft version cited as Acc# 6134.

Description

386 pages

Keywords

freshwater inflow, estuaries, legislation, benthos, fish, shellfish, water quality, nutrients, analytical techniques

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