Evaluating Groundwater Inflow and Nutrient Transport to Texas Coastal Embayments
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will conduct a series of attainable objectives that will improve understanding of groundwater contributions to water quality and habitat degradation in relevant embayments of the South Texas coast. Objectives are: 1) map groundwater discharge and groundwater-surface water interaction zones, 2) quantify the spatial-temporal distribution of groundwater contaminant (nutrients, organic matter) transport and discharge, 3) evaluate the role of groundwater nutrients in system-wide nutrient budgets (i.e., inputs-outputs), and 4) evaluate hypoxia and phytoplankton (red & brown tide) trends in relation to groundwater flow and nutrient discharge.
Project is Incomplete
Coastal Natural Hazards Response
Commencement of work on this project is contingent upon approval from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.