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Office for Coastal Management, 2024: Monitoring and Management of Lagoon Mouths in Southern California - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

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Title: Monitoring and Management of Lagoon Mouths in Southern California - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Monitoring and Management of Lagoon Mouths in Southern California - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-09-01

A team of collaborators from the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association, and University of California-Davis are exploring the environmental consequences of managing the opening and closing of lagoon mouths. The project approach includes the following elements:

Collaboration with Users: The project team will regularly engage members of the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, which coordinates and funds restoration projects throughout the region.

Data Synthesis: Long-term water quality and vegetation data will be analyzed from three estuary systems: San Diego Bay, Los Peasquitos Lagoon, and Tijuana Estuary. The team will look at how mouth closures influence factors such as dissolved oxygen and salinity, which in turn affect plants and animals.

Literature Review: The project team will pull together relevant scientific articles and reports to guide its interpretation of monitoring data and development of management recommendations.

This science transfer project was funded by NOAA through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative to promote the use of science. It did not produce any new data.


Southern California lagoons are complex, both in their environments and their management. In their natural states many estuaries will periodically open and close to the sea, but the strategy in recent decades has been to actively manage these lagoons to be largely open to improve water quality. Recently, however, scientists and managers have been reconsidering this one-size-fits-all approach. Managing a lagoon mouth to be continually open can be expensive, and a lagoon that is allowed to close may engender a unique set of species and environmental services. This study will use existing knowledge and gather new data to provide managers with the information they need to improve the health of this resource.


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Supplemental Information:

Jeff Crooks

Tijuana River NERR, CA and the

Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association

(619) 575-3613 x333


Tijuana River NERR, CA

Southwest Wetlands Interpretative Association

Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California-Davis

Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project


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Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
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None monitor
None water quality

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Los Peasquitos Lagoon, CA
None San Diego Bay, CA
None Tijuana River NERR, CA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 595952
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:
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Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 595951
W° Bound: -117.14
E° Bound: -117.09
N° Bound: 32.577
S° Bound: 32.532

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 595950
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-09-01
End: 2017-08-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



CC ID: 598348
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47686
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:47686
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:29+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-08