Hydrographic and Meteorological Study of the Corpus Christi Bay System - Analysis of Populations of Sports and Commercial Fin-fish and of Factors Which Affect These Populations in the Coastal Bays of Texas


River run-off from September 1961 to August 1962 amounted to 86,570 acre feet, a decrease of 543,140 acre feet from the previous year. This decrease of approximately 86.0 per cent in river flow correlates well with a decrease of 77.5 per cent in rainfall as measured at the U.S. Weather Bureau in Corpus Christi, Texas. Salinities increased to over 40 ppt. in August and were not greatly reduced until the latter part of the December. Air and water temperature averages reached their lowest point in January and their highest in July.


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fish population, Corpus Christi Bay, water quality data