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Physical, hydrological, and biological characteristics of the Loxahatchee River estuary, Florida

January 1, 1994

The Loxahatchee River estuary empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Jupiter Inlet in southeastern Florida (fig. 1A). Although relatively small, the estuary is important for its esthetic value and for its sport fishing, boating, recreation, tourism, and prime residential development. In recent years, the condition of the estuary has become of concern to many citizens and agencies of the State. In response to this concern, the U.S. Geological Survey planned and carried out an in-depth environmental investigation. The events that led to the investigation and objectives of the investigation are outlined in a recent U.S. Geological Survey report by McPherson an Sabanskas (1980). 

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Physical, hydrological, and biological characteristics of the Loxahatchee River estuary, Florida
DOI 10.3133/ofr82350
Authors Benjamin F. McPherson, Maryann Sabanskas, William Atwood. Long
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 82-350
Index ID ofr82350
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization