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Statistical Report

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Unlike previous Long-Term Hydrobiological Monitoring Summary Reports, this document has been subdivided into three separate subsections to facilitate the reader in reviewing the large number of Tables and Figures contained within the overall text.

As required under the most recent Peace River Water Supply Facility WUP Permit (#2010420.01), this document summarizes and extends the findings reported previously regarding phytoplankton primary production and community structure at four salinity zones within the Lower Peace River and Upper Charlotte Harbor between 1983 and 1993. In addition, the taxonomic composition and structure of phytoplankton and zooplankton assemblages from samples collected, between 1988 and 1993, in conjunction with the monthly salinity based primary production investigations are presented and analyzed. This document also includes a comprehensive summary of long-term vegetation patterns and changes which have been documented between 1976 and 1993 within a 15 mile transect along the lower portion of the Peace River subject seasonally to changes in salinity with variations in freshwater flow.