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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