The state of the bay. A characterization of the Galveston Bay ecosystem, 2nd Edition




Lester, Dr. Jim

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Galveston Bay National Estuary Program


The performing party will produce a State of the Bay Characterization Report of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem that is an update to the original produced in 1984. The contractor will incorporate the latest data for up to date status and trends for the bay by working with the Status and Trends Project Contractor and will include success stories from plan implementation projects, pictures, tables, photographs, illustrations and figures to describe the bay. Successes: The project provides an update to the original State of the Bay: a Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem, to describe Galveston Bay, the health of the ecosystem and the existing pressures. The report suggest that the Galveston Bay Ecosystem is holding its own under increasing demographic pressures.



watersheds, ecosystems, estuaries, bays, human impact, physical properties, freshwater inflow, circulation, water quality, sediment quality, point source pollution, nonpoint source pollution, wetlands, oyster reefs, living resources, public health, management, planning