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Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) (New Hampshire Estuaries Project)
State of the Estuaries 2009
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Information about the Report
Title State of the Estuaries 2009 Exit EPA Disclaimer
Description PREP, formed in 1995, publishes a report on environmental indicators for New Hampshire''s coastal watersheds and estuaries. The report presents an analysis of 28 indicators, including information for Maine and management goals. Indicator summaries use simple and easy to understand symbols to illustrate changes in environmental indicators.
Organization Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) (New Hampshire Estuaries Project)
Year 2009
URL http://www.prep.unh.edu/resources/pdf/2009_state_of_the-prep-09.pdf Exit EPA Disclaimer
Level of Technical Detail Medium
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata Yes
EPA Region Region 1
State New Hampshire, Maine
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed Piscataqua Estuary
Ecosystem Piscataqua Estuary
Link to Organization http://www.prep.unh.edu/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
Contact Information 603-862-3948
Environmental Indicator Scale Regional, 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
Anadromous fish Return of river herrings to fish ladders in the Green Bay estuary Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Anadromous fish Return of river herrings to the fish ladder on the Taylor river Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Clams Average clam density in Hampton-Seabrook harbor Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Clams Clam standing stock and harvest license sales Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Dissolved oxygen Dissolved oxygen trends Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Eelgrass Eelgrass biomass Species
Eelgrass Eelgrass cover Species
Fecal Coliform Bacteria Advisories at tidal beaches Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Fecal Coliform Bacteria Dry weather bacteria concentrations Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Bacteria
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Habitat restoration Eelgrass bed restoration Cleanup:Cleanup Sites
Habitat restoration Oyster bed restoration Cleanup:Cleanup Sites
Habitat restoration Salt marsh restoration through tidal restriction removal Cleanup:Cleanup Sites
Impervious surfaces Impervious surface coverage Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Impervious surfaces Impervious surfaces per capita Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Impervious surfaces Percent of land area covered by impervious surfaces Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Land conservation Acres of conservation land Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Conservation
Nitrogen in the Great Bay Chlorophyll-a concentrations Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Nitrogen in the Great Bay Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentrations Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Nitrogen in the Great Bay Suspended solids concentration Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Nitrogen in the Great Bay Total nitrogen loads to the Great Bay estuary Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Oysters Average MSX and Dermo infection prevalence in oysters Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Oysters Standing stock of oyster adults Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Oysters Standing stock of spawning oysters Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Toxic contaminants in sediments Concentration of toxic contaminants relative to screening value Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Toxic contaminants in sediments Effects of toxic contaminants on benthic organisms Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Toxic contaminants in sediments Locations of toxic contaminants and impacts Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Toxic contaminants in shellfish tissue Total PAH concentrations in mussel tissue at Dover Point Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Toxic contaminants in shellfish tissue Total PAH concentrations in mussel tissue in Portsmouth Harbor Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption