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Spatial and Temporal Characterization of Water Quality at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

Author(s): Kracker, L.M., G.M. Meaburn


Publication Type: NOAA Technical Memoranda

Journal Title: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 33

Date of Publication: 2006

Reference Information: 36 pages

Keywords: Cape Romain; water quality; HAB; Santee River

Abstract: Coastal stewardship involves recognizing important aspects of landscape function in order to identify and mitigate impacts affecting the sustainability of ecosystems and communities. In collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), NOAA’s National Ocean Service has worked to enhance our understanding of current conditions and potential impacts at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge (CRNWR) with the goal of sustaining the ecological and aesthetic value of this coastal ecosystem. This document summarizes the results of our work toward an ecological characterization of CRNWR, with an emphasis on the water quality component. This study allowed us to exaine both spatial and temporal patterns.