Seagrass, Tampa Bay, Water Quality
Johansson and Lewis have documented improvements in water quality apparently associated with concurrent improvements to sewage treatment, particularly at the City of Tampa's Hookers Point Sewage Treatment Plant. These improvements are at least partially responsible for the significant decreases in chlorophyll a and increase in water clarity documented in Hillsborough Bay and Middle Tampa Bay.
Scholar Commons Citation
Lewis, R. R. III; Haddad, K. D.; and Johansson, J.O. R., "Recent areal expansion of seagrass meadows in Tampa Bay, Florida: Real bay improvement or drought-induced?" (1991). Reports. Paper 149.