Effects of nutrient enrichment in the Nation's estuaries: A decade of change

This report provides an assessment of eutrophic conditions for 141 U.S. estuaries. The report was based on data and information provided by scientists and experts from around the country. Results from the assessment show that two-thirds of the estuaries evaluated exhibited moderate to high levels of eutrophication. Report production was a collaborative effort between Suzanne Bricker (NOAA NCCOS), EcoCheck (NOAA-UMCES Partnership) and IAN. More information is available from the NEEA website. You can also access the individual chapters from the NCCOS website.


Author(s)Bricker S, Longstaff BJ, Dennison WC, Jones AB, Boicourt K, Wicks EC and Woerner JL
IAN Author(s)Ben Longstaff, Bill Dennison, Adrian Jones, Kate Boicourt, Caroline Donovan, Joanna Woerner
PublisherNational Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD
Date Published2007-07-31
National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment
Location(s)St. Croix River and Cobscook Bay
Englishman and Machias Bay
Narraguagus Bay
Blue Hill Bay
Penobscot Bay
Muscongus Bay
Damariscotta River
Sheepscot Bay
Kennebec and Androscoggin River
Casco Bay
Saco Bay
Wells Bay
Great Bay
Hampton Harbor
Merrimack River
Plum Island Sound
Boston Harbor
Massachusetts Bay
Cape Cod Bay
Waquoit Bay
Buzzards Bay
Narragansett Bay
Gardiners Bay
Connecticut River
Long Island Sound
Great South Bay
Hudson River and Raritan Bay
Barnegat Bay
New Jersey Inland Bays
Delaware Bay
Delaware Inland Bays
Assawoman Bay
Isle of Wight Bay
Chincoteague Bay
Sinepuxent Bay
Patuxent River
Potomac River
Rappahannock River
York River
James River
Chester River
Choptank River
Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds
Chesapeake Bay
Albemarle Sound
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers
Neuse River
Pamlico Sound
Bogue Sound
New River
Cape Fear River
Winyah Bay
North and South Santee Rivers
Charleston Harbor
Stono and North Edisto Rivers
St. Helena Sound
Broad River
Savannah River
Ossabaw Sound
St. Catherines and Sapelo Sounds
Altamaha River
St. Andrew and St. Simons Sounds
St. Marys River and Cumberland Sound
St. Johns River
Indian River
Biscayne Bay
Florida Bay
South Ten Thousand Islands
North Ten Thousand Islands
Rookery Bay
Caloosahatchee River
Charlotte Harbor
Sarasota Bay
Tampa Bay
Suwannee River
Apalachee Bay
Apalachicola Bay
St. Andrew Bay
Choctawhatchee Bay
Pensacola Bay
Perdido Bay
Mobile Bay
East Mississippi Sound
Lake Borgne
Lake Pontchartrain
West Mississippi Sound
Breton and Chandeleur Sound
Mississippi River
Barataria Bay
Terrebonne and Timbalier Bays
Atchafalaya and Vermilion Bays
Mississippi and Atchafalaya Plume
Mermentau River
Calcasieu Lake
Sabine Lake
Galveston Bay
Brazos River
Matagorda Bay
San Antonio Bay
Aransas Bay
Corpus Christi Bay
Baffin Bay
Upper Laguna Madre
Lower Laguna Madre
Tijuana Estuary
San Diego Bay
Mission Bay
Alamitos Bay
Anaheim Bay
San Pedro Bay
Santa Monica Bay
Morro Bay
Elkhorn Slough
Monterey Bay
Central San Francisco and San Pablo and Suisun Bays
San Francisco Bay
Drakes Estero
Tomales Bay
Eel River
Humboldt Bay
Klamath River
Rogue River
Coquille River
Coos Bay
Umpqua River
Siuslaw River
Alsea River
Yaquina Bay
Siletz Bay
Netarts Bay
Tillamook Bay
Nehalem River
Columbia River
Willapa Bay
Grays Harbor
Hood Canal
Skagit Bay and Whidbey Basin
South Puget Sound
Port Orchard Sound
Puget Sound
Bellingham and Padilla and Samish Bays
Sequim and Discovery Bays
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