This report addresses one task of the nutrient monitoring project, the development of "interim" (i.e., preliminary) annual budgets for the macronutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in Tampa Bay's major sub-basins. For the purposes of the report, those sub-basins are defined as Hillsborough Bay (HB) , Old Tampa Bay (OTB) , Middle Tampa Bay (MTB) , and Lower Tampa Bay (LTB). The report uses the 1 Environmental Protection commission of Hillsborough County (EPCHC) database and other available info:mation in,an attempt to identify and quantify major sources and slnks for nltrogen and phosphorus within the Tampa Bay system.
The report is organized in four major sections. sections 1 and 2 provide background information on the estuary and its contributing watershed. Methods used to develop the interim nitrogen and phosphorus budgets, and the interim budgets themselves, are summarized in section 3. Conclusions and recommendations are discussed in section 4.
Scholar Commons Citation
Morrison, Gerold, "Interim nutrient budgets for Tampa Bay" (1992). Reports. Paper 10.