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Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program - Technical Report 08-1
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Title Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program - Technical Report 08-1 Exit EPA Disclaimer
Description This report tracks environmental indicators designed to assess priority issues in the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, specifically: fish and wildlife habitat loss, hydrologic alterations, and water quality degradation.
Organization Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Year 2008
URL http://www.chnep.org/info/admin/EnvironmentalIndicators2008.pdf Exit EPA Disclaimer
Level of Technical Detail Medium
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata Yes
EPA Region Region 4
State Florida
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed
Ecosystem Charlotte Harbor Estuary
Link to Organization http://www.chnep.org/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
Contact Information (239) 338-2556, (866) 835-5785
Environmental Indicator Scale Watershed, Ecosystem
Additional Information Interpreting and using Indicators

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Acreage in conservation status within study area and by basin Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Benthic index for mud flat, sand flat and subtidal un-vegetated by basin Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Condition of mangrove shoreline (i.e. percent hedged mangroves, hardened shoreline, and damaged mangroves) by basin Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Exotic, nuisance animal reports by species by basin on public and submerged lands Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species:Invasive Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Freshwater wetland acreage and type (i.e. isolated, connected) by basin Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Wetlands
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Intertidal and high saltwater marsh acreage and location by basin Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Invasive exotic plants acreage and location by basin by species on public and submerged lands Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species:Invasive Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Mangrove acreage and location by basin Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Number of living oysters per sq. meter Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Oyster bar acreage and location by oyster segment (seagrass segment plus Dona and Roberts Bay) Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Percent exotics within freshwater wetlands by basin Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Wetlands
Species:Invasive Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Percent exotics within saltwater marshes by basin Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species:Invasive Species
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Salinity Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Submerged aquatic vegetation acreage and cover Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Hydrology Amount of time that freshwater flows remain within the natural seasonal variation for the Caloosahatchee River. Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Air:Climate Change
Hydrology Amount of time that freshwater flows remain within the natural seasonal variation for the Estero Bay tributaries Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Air:Climate Change
Hydrology Amount of time that freshwater flows remain within the natural seasonal variation for the Upper Myakka River Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Air:Climate Change
Hydrology Amount of time that freshwater flows remain within the natural seasonal variation for the Upper Peace River to Zolfo Springs. Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Air:Climate Change
Water Quality Number and duration of shellfish harvesting closures by area by year. Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Water Quality Nutrient trends Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water Quality Taxonomic composition, severity (cell count), extent, and duration of bluegreen algae blooms Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae
Water Quality Taxonomic composition, severity (cell count), extent, and duration of red tide blooms Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae
Water Quality Taxonomic composition, severity, extent, and duration of nuisance blooms of macro-algae and filamentous green algae blooms Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae
Water Quality Taxonomic composition, severity, extent, and duration of other toxic dinoflagellate HABs of concern Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae
Water Quality Water bodies (identified by water body IDs) on the Department of Environmental Protectionís Planning or Verified Lists for impairments Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae