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Physical, hydrological, and biological characteristics of the Loxahatchee River estuary, Florida

Open-File Report 82-350

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Abstract

The Loxahatchee River estuary in southeast Florida has periodically closed and opened to the sea as a result of natural causes. In the last 30 years, the estuary has remained open only by dredging. Activities of man in the estuary and basin affect freshwater and tidal flow which in turn affect bathymetry, bottom sediment, and biota. Under present conditions, tidal flow is much larger than freshwater inflow. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Physical, hydrological, and biological characteristics of the Loxahatchee River estuary, Florida
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-350
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
32 p.; 3 maps on 1 sheet :col. ;56 x 104 cm. and smaller, on sheet 88 x 112 cm., folded in envelope 31 x 23 cm.