The effects of water resources development on estuarine environments.

Date

1973

Authors

Nelson, J.C.
Rauschuber, D.G.
Tischler, L.F.

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Abstract

The Texas Water Development Board has been conducting extensive estuarine data collection activities and associated research to determine the required quantity and quality of fresh water inflows necessary to maintain various ecosystems in Texas. The first phase of an extensive estuarine research project is described, consisting of defining the interrelationships between estuarine ecosystems and fresh water and nutrient inflows, and developing and testing quantitative simulation techniques which describe these relationships. Physical and chemical water quality data and biological data on the estuarine ecosystems are being collected, compiled, and analyzed. Hydrodynamic and ecologic simulation models of the estuarine environment are being developed.

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p. 1249-1257.

Keywords

coastal zone, estuaries, ecosystems, water analysis, ecology

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