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Estuary Restoration and Maintenance

The National Estuary Program, 1st Edition

By Michael J. Kennish

CRC Press

376 pages

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Description

This timely volume examines the work of the National Estuary Program, the prominent federally-funded initiative dealing with pollution and other anthropogenic impacts on estuarine ecosystems and the management plans necessary to ensure that these invaluable natural treasures remain healthy and productive for future generations.

Estuary Restoration and Maintenance sets into clear perspective the state of America's estuarine waters, the effects of human development in watersheds, and the impacts of pollution and anthropogenic activities on living resources and habitats in these critically important coastal systems.

Effective management and protection of estuarine environments

Edited by a leading estuarine scientist, the book focuses on the technical and management issues involved in National Estuary Program sites across the United States-Long Island Sound, Delaware Bay, Galveston Bay, and San Francisco Bay. Each case study explains and assesses the following critical issues:

-a historical description of the priority problems

-status and trends of water quality, habitat conditions, natural resources and the uses of the estuary

-human impacts on water quality and habitats, natural resources and the uses of the estuary

-the links between pollutant loadings and watershed development, natural resources and the uses of the estuary

-the identification of priority problems and their cause and effect,

-management plans to ensure ecological integrity of the estuary

Estuary Restoration and Maintenance covers the gamut of issues, from the technical assessment of problems to management action plans for the improvement of the environmental quality of estuaries.

Features

Table of Contents

ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS AND THE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM

Legislation and the National Estuary Program

Pollution Sources

Estuarine Pollutants

Habitat Loss and Alteration

Watersheds

Freshwater Inflow Alteration

Shoreline Development

Sea Level Rise

Estuarine Biota

LONG ISLAND SOUND ESTUARY PROGRAM

Physical Description

Priority Problems

Living Resources

Habitats

Anthropogenic Impacts

Management Actions

Land Use and Development

Program Implementation

DELAWARE ESTUARY PROGRAM

Delaware Estuary Program Goals and Objectives

Physical Oceanography

Land and Water Use

Water Quality

Toxic Substances

Habitat and Living Resources

Management Plan

GALVESTON BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM

Physical Description

Human Uses and Activities

Anthropogenic Effects

Habitats and Living Resources

Pathogens and Contaminants

Management Plan

SAN FRANCISCO BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM

Goals

Physical and Chemicall Characteristics

Population, Development, and Land Use

Anthropogenic Impacts

Habitat and Living Resources

Management Plan

References

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply