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Project ID: 2006DE77B

Title: Measuring Groundwater Discharge to the Inland Bays

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 06/01/2006

End Date: 02/28/2007

Congressional District: At large

Focus Categories: Groundwater, Hydrology, Non Point Pollution

Keywords: nutrients, temperature, groundwater seepage, coastal ecology

Principal Investigator: Ullman, William J.

Federal Funds: $1,750

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $3,500

Abstract: The ecological and environmental impacts of direct groundwater seepage into the coastal zone will be evaluated in the Inland Bays watershed, an area of rapid suburban and urban development. Effects of groundwater nutrients, and salinity on coastal ecology, such as the relationship between micro-algal growth and population diversity and size for red gilled mud worms and their predators (fish, shorebirds) are particular concerns. This project investigates new approaches to determine groundwater seepage patterns and rates, important to improving our understanding of land use effects on groundwater and coastal ecosystems.

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Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2007
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