||Condition of South Carolina's Estuarine and Coastal Habitats During 1999-2000. Technical Report. South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program.
R. F. Van Dolah;
P. C. Jutte;
G. H. M. Riekerk;
M. V. Levisen;
L. E. Zimmerman
||South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbia.; South Carolina State Dept. of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia.; National Ocean Service, Charleston, SC. Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research at Charleston.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, MD.
Natural resources management;
South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program(SCECAP)
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||In 1999, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) initiated a collaborative coastal monitoring program entitled the South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program (SCECAP). The goal of SCECAP is to monitor the condition of the states estuarine habitats and associated biological resources on an annual basis. This program significantly expands ongoing monitoring efforts by each agency and draws upon the expertise of both in a cooperative effort. SCECAP integrates measures of water quality, sediment quality and biological condition at a large number of sites throughout the states coastal zone. It also expands historical monitoring activities that have primarily focused on open water habitats (e.g. bays, sounds, tidal rivers) to include an assessment of conditions in tidal creeks, which serve as important nursery habitat for most of the economically valuable species. Many of these tidal creeks are also the first point of entry for non-point source runoff from upland areas and therefore provide an early indication of anthropogenic stress.
||Prepared in cooperation with South Carolina State Dept. of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia. and National Ocean Service, Charleston, SC. Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research at Charleston. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development. and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, MD.
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