Hydrographic Studies in Mesquite Bay and Cedar Bayou Pass - Fisheries Investigations in the Aransas-Copano Bay System
Maximum and minimum water temperatures for the study period were 32.3 degrees Celsius and 10.8 degrees Celsius. Maximum and minimum salinities were 35.9 ppt and 0.4 ppt. The lowest temperatures were recorded during January, February and March. The highest rainfall occurred during September, October and November, which corresponds to the low salinities recorded in November. The greatest single factor affecting the salinity of Mesquite Bay is rainfall.