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Main Title Condition of South Carolina's Estuarine and Coastal Habitats During 1999-2000. Technical Report. South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program.
Author R. F. Van Dolah ; P. C. Jutte ; G. H. M. Riekerk ; M. V. Levisen ; L. E. Zimmerman
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
J. D. Jones
A. J. Lewitus
D. E. Chestnut
W. McDermott
D. Bearden
G. I. Scott
M. H. Fulton
CORP Author 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.
Year Published 2002
Report Number NOAA-NOS-TR-90
Stock Number PB2010-106733
Additional Subjects Coasts ; Habitats ; Monitoring ; Biological assessments ; South Carolina ; Water sampling ; Water quality ; Temperature ; Salinity ; Dissolved oxygen ; Sediments ; Marine fishes ; Contaminants ; Coliform bacteria ; Toxicity ; Natural resources management ; Coastal zone ; South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program(SCECAP)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2010-106733 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 129p
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.