Hydrographic and Meteorological Study of the San Antonio Bay System - Analysis of Populations of Sports and Commercial Fin-fish and of Factors which Affect these Populations in the Coastal Bays of Texas


Water temperatures dropped to a low of 2 degrees Centigrade in mid-January, 1962. Then a steady temperature increase brought them to slightly above normal during July, August, and September, 1962. Salinities were about 14.5 parts per thousand at the start of this study and gradually increased to about 25 parts per thousand at the end of the study. Rainfall and riverflow were below normal for the study period. The below normal rainfall and river flow allowed the area to have fairly clear waters during the study, with 50 to 75 ppt turbidity being normal for the bay complex.


8 pages; available for download at the link below.


fish population, San Antonio Bay, water quality data