Strategic assessment of near coastal waters. Susceptibility and status of Gulf of Mexico estuaries to nutrient discharges. Summary report.

Date

1989

Authors

Quinn, H.A.
Tolson, J.P.
Klein, C.J.
Orlando, S.P.
Alexander, C.

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Publisher

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Strategic Assessment Branch.

Abstract

This report summarizes the estimated relative susceptibility and estimated status of twenty-three estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico with respect to nutrient - related pollution. It is the second of a series of reports being developed to assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implement its Near Coastal Waters Program and National Estuary Program.

Description

36 pgs.

Keywords

nutrients, wastewater discharge, water pollution, dissolved concentration potential (DCP), point source pollution, nonpoint source pollution, particle retention efficiency (PRE)

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