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Gulf of Mexico Integrated Science - Tampa Bay Study: Watershed and Estuary Mapping

Open-File Report 2005-1014

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Abstract

Tampa Bay, Florida, and its environs have experienced phenomenal urban growth and significant changes in land-use practices over the past 50 years. This trend is expected to continue, with human activity intensifying and affecting a wider geographic region. Urbanization creates impervious surfaces, which increase stormwater runoff and contribute to greater amounts of chemicals flowing into coastal waters. Man-made structures including bridges, a gas pipeline, desalination plant, ports, navigation channels, and extensive sea walls have been built and will continue to be maintained and modified. This task of the Tampa Bay Study aims to provide a better understanding of these and other man-made impacts on the Tampa Bay region.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Gulf of Mexico Integrated Science - Tampa Bay Study: Watershed and Estuary Mapping
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2005-1014
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2005
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.
Scale:
5000000