Spatial and Temporal Characterization of Water Quality at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Author(s): Kracker, L.M., G.M. Meaburn
NCCOS Center: CCEHBR (http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/about/centers/ccehbr)
Publication Type: NOAA Technical Memoranda
Journal Title: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 33
Date of Publication: 2006
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.