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Main Title Framework for Characterization. (Revised Final Report March 1992).
Author Ramsay, M. ; Boynton, W. ; Clark, P. ;
CORP Author Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, St. Petersburg, FL.;Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, St. Petersburg, FL.
Publisher Mar 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number T-91-01; TBNEP-01-92;
Stock Number PB93-191237
Additional Subjects Tampa Bay ; Environmental protection ; Water conservation ; Water quality ; Florida ; Comprehensive planning ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Water pollution control ; Nutrients ; Marine biology ; Water pollution abatement ; Estuaries ; Salinity ; Clean Water Act ; Man environment interactions ; Tampa Bay National Estuary Program
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NTIS  PB93-191237 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 64p
Abstract
The Tampa Bay National Estuary Program (TBNEP) was established in 1990 to develop a comprehensive conservation and management plan, a program to restore and protect Tampa Bay and its resources. The process of identifying the problems of the bay and linking problems to causes is prerequisite to developing the CCMP and is known as characterization. Characterization workshops were held in June and July 1991 to (1) guide the characterization process toward areas of greatest information needs; (2) contribute to the development of a preliminary bay characterization report; and (3) develop a depiction of bay ecosystem components and interrelationships. The workshops focused on two categories of priority problems: living resources and water quality deterioration. Priority information needs include estuarine seagrasses, low-salinity habitats, and benthic habitats. Refinement of a nitrogen input budget and establishment of cause-effect relationships among nutrient loading dissolved oxygen concentrations and the distribution of seagrass and benthic communities were also identified as priority information needs.