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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Sean en
dc.contributor.author Ambrose, Richard en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-22T19:14:39Z en
dc.date.available 2015-06-22T19:14:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-06-14 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/141420 en
dc.description.abstract The Santa Clara River Estuary (SCRE) is a seasonally closed estuary. In general, the estuary opens during the wet season when high river flow and ocean waves breach the sand barrier, and then closes in spring when river flow is reduced and ocean waves rebuild the sand barrier. The alternating open and closed conditions of the estuary are essential characteristics for the ecology of the SCRE ecosystem. The natural breaching regime for the estuary is not known (although there is currently a study of the historical ecology of the Santa Clara River that will provide important information about this and related dynamics via the Historical Ecology of Southern California Wetlands under the umbrella of the Southern California Coastal Water Resource Project). In particular, the amount of water (both surface and subsurface) delivered to the estuary during the dry season is not well quantified. This is a critical aspect of the hydrology because it determines the volume of water in the estuary when it is closed, its salinity, and whether it would breach over the summer. As noted below, all of these aspects of the estuary have important consequences for the species living in it. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Santa Clara River Estuary en
dc.subject SCRE en
dc.subject Ventura County en
dc.subject Ventura Wastewater Reclamation en
dc.title Estuary Subwatershed Study Assessment of the Physical and Biological Condition of the Santa Clara River Estuary, Ventura County, California. Final Synthesis Report and the Environmental Effects of the City of Ventura Wastewater Reclamation Facility Discharge to the Santa Clara River Estuary en
dc.type Report en

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