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RECORD NUMBER: 149 OF 437
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Estimates of Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, and Total Suspended Solids Loadings to Tampa Bay, Florida.|
|Author||Zarbock, H. ; Janicki, A. ; Wade, D. ; Heimbuch, D. ; Wilson, H. ;|
|CORP Author||Coastal Environmental, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL.;Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, St. Petersburg, FL.|
|Additional Subjects||Tampa Bay ; Suspended solids ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Water pollution monitoring ; Water pollution sources ; Point sources ; Nonpoint sources ; Storm water runoff ; Surface runoff ; Ground water ; Base flow ; Surface waters ; Materials handling ; Organic loading ; Nutrients ; Watersheds ; Estuaries ; Florida ; Fugitive emissions ; National Estuary Program|
The overall objective of the work described below was to develop technically-defensible estimates of total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP) and total suspended solids (TSS) loadings to Tampa Bay for existing conditions, defined for this study as 1985 through 1991. Five categories of potential major sources of TN, TP, and TSS loading were identified. These included nonpoint sources (stormwater runoff and base flow), point sources (domestic and industrial), atmospheric deposition (wetfall-rainfall and dryfall-dust, delivered to the open water estuary), groundwater, and fugitive emissions (unpermitted losses during handling and shipping of phosphate rock and fertilizer products). Point source contributions to the total load were estimated by using monthly operating records from Florida Department of Environmental Protection and US Environmental Protection Agency permitting files.