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Examination of the Influence of Freshwater Canal Discharges on Salinity in Selected Southeastern Florida Estuaries

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Monthly determinations of surface and bottom water salinity were made within the canal (or stream) estuary complexes of six southeastern Florida coastal zones by means of a refractometer. (The zones included St. Lucie River and Estuary; Loxahatchee River and Estuary; West Palm Beach Canal and Estuary; Hillsboro Canal and Hillsboro River Estuary; New River Canal and Estuary; and Miami River-Biscayne Bay Estuary.) Salinity data were arrayed against freshwater discharge volume and local rainfall to explore relationships among these parameters. Since rainfall during most of the sampling period (June 1971-May 1972) was atypically light, conclusions drawn from the sample data are tentative.
Title: An Examination of the Influence of Freshwater Canal Discharges on Salinity in Selected Southeastern Florida Estuaries.
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Name(s): Birnhak, Bruce I.
United States Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wildlife.
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: multipart monograph
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife
Place of Publication: Atlanta
Physical Form: print
Extent: 40 leaves : graphs, maps ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: Monthly determinations of surface and bottom water salinity were made within the canal (or stream) estuary complexes of six southeastern Florida coastal zones by means of a refractometer. (The zones included St. Lucie River and Estuary; Loxahatchee River and Estuary; West Palm Beach Canal and Estuary; Hillsboro Canal and Hillsboro River Estuary; New River Canal and Estuary; and Miami River-Biscayne Bay Estuary.) Salinity data were arrayed against freshwater discharge volume and local rainfall to explore relationships among these parameters. Since rainfall during most of the sampling period (June 1971-May 1972) was atypically light, conclusions drawn from the sample data are tentative.
Identifier: 06659165 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0422 (IID), AAA4762 QF
Note(s): Bruce I. Birnhak.
Photocopy. Springfield, Va. : National Technical Information Service, 1974.
Subject(s): Drainage -- Environmental aspects -- Florida
Estuarine ecology -- Florida
Charlotte Harbor Information Resource Center documents
Held by: SUS01 FCL01
Held by: SUS01 FCL01
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0422
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: South Florida Environmental Project. Ecological report ; no. DI-SFEP-74-19.