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Water Flows and Nutrient Loads to the Southwest Coast of Florida

Fact Sheet 179-96

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Abstract

The embayments and estuaries of Florida's southwest coast are an integral part of the south Florida ecosystem. Nutrients and other constituents are transported to these coastal waters by surface water and ground-water flow from the Everglades National Park (ENP) and the Big Cypress Preserve and by longshore and offshore tidal currents. The coastal area is an essential breeding ground for many estuarine and marine species and is a popular location for wilderness recreational pursuits as well as sport fishing. The volume of flow and the loads of nutrients being discharged from the streams draining the upland areas of ENP and Big Cypress Preserve currently are unknown.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water Flows and Nutrient Loads to the Southwest Coast of Florida
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
179-96
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
South Florida Information Access
Description:
1 sheet : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. ill. ;