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Methodology for estimating nutrient loads discharged from the East Coast canals to Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Date Issued:
1999
Summary:
The purpose of this report is to present methodology that can be used to estimate nutrient loads discharged from the east coast canals into Biscayne Bay in southeastern Florida. Graphical summaries have been created to compare medians and evaluate the distribution of nutrient concentrations in the east coast canal system based on land-use categories in the Biscayne Bay watershed. Vertical depth profiles of dissolved-oxygen, total phosphorus, and total nitrogen concentrations have been constructed to document horizontal and vertical variability within the canal system. A statistical approach is used to compare differences between point (grab) and depth-integrated samples (from the east coast canal sites) for total nitrogen and total phosphorus concentrations. A modeling technique is used for developing equations through simple linear regression analyses in order to estimate nutrient loads based on discharge. The nitrogen and phosphorus species described in this report include total organic nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, nitrite plus nitrate nitrogen, total phosphorus, and orthophosphate. Most of the data presented in this report were collected from the east coast canal sites during the 1996 and 1997 water years. Data from one site (S-26 along Miami Canal) were collected from 1966 to 1996.
Title: Methodology for estimating nutrient loads discharged from the East Coast canals to Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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Name(s): Lietz, A. C.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1999
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey [distributor]
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla.
Denver, CO
Physical Form: print
Extent: iv, 36 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: The purpose of this report is to present methodology that can be used to estimate nutrient loads discharged from the east coast canals into Biscayne Bay in southeastern Florida. Graphical summaries have been created to compare medians and evaluate the distribution of nutrient concentrations in the east coast canal system based on land-use categories in the Biscayne Bay watershed. Vertical depth profiles of dissolved-oxygen, total phosphorus, and total nitrogen concentrations have been constructed to document horizontal and vertical variability within the canal system. A statistical approach is used to compare differences between point (grab) and depth-integrated samples (from the east coast canal sites) for total nitrogen and total phosphorus concentrations. A modeling technique is used for developing equations through simple linear regression analyses in order to estimate nutrient loads based on discharge. The nitrogen and phosphorus species described in this report include total organic nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, nitrite plus nitrate nitrogen, total phosphorus, and orthophosphate. Most of the data presented in this report were collected from the east coast canal sites during the 1996 and 1997 water years. Data from one site (S-26 along Miami Canal) were collected from 1966 to 1996.
Identifier: 99489153 (lccn), 42712346 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0289 (IID)
Note(s): by A. C. Lietz.
"Prepared as part of the U.S. Geological Survey South Florida Ecosystem Program."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-36).
Subject(s): Nutrient pollution of water -- Florida -- Biscayne Bay
Water -- Pollution -- Florida -- Biscayne Bay -- Measurement
Charlotte Harbor Information Resource Center documents
Library Classification: GB701 .W375 no. 99-4094
Library Classification: TD427.N87
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0289
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Water-resources investigations report, 99-4094.