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Feeder Canal effects on Nutrient Levels in Florida's Intracoastal Waterway

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Date Issued:
2014
Summary:
Water Pollution is a serious issue in South Florida’s coastal waters with runoff being a major concern. Fertilizers are washed off lawns and golf courses and into storm drains and dumped into the intracoastal waters. This runoff causes change in water chemistry due to the high level of nutrients. This research examines the relationship between feeder canals and nutrient levels in South Florida’s intracoastal waterways. Water samples will be collected from two sites, one with many feeder canals and one with no feeder canals. Nutrient levels from these sites will be measured at three different tide levels, high tide, low tide and slack tide. A comparison of the results between sites and type of tide will be done to determine if the presence of feeder canals influences the levels of nutrients in the surrounding intracoastal waters.
Title: Feeder Canal effects on Nutrient Levels in Florida's Intracoastal Waterway.
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Name(s): Herrick, Laurie
Hindle, Tobin
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Physical Form: Online Resource
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Water Pollution is a serious issue in South Florida’s coastal waters with runoff being a major concern. Fertilizers are washed off lawns and golf courses and into storm drains and dumped into the intracoastal waters. This runoff causes change in water chemistry due to the high level of nutrients. This research examines the relationship between feeder canals and nutrient levels in South Florida’s intracoastal waterways. Water samples will be collected from two sites, one with many feeder canals and one with no feeder canals. Nutrient levels from these sites will be measured at three different tide levels, high tide, low tide and slack tide. A comparison of the results between sites and type of tide will be done to determine if the presence of feeder canals influences the levels of nutrients in the surrounding intracoastal waters.
Identifier: FA0005022 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA0005022
Owner Institution: FAU