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Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2023: Balancing Freshwater Needs in Texas' Changing Climate - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: Balancing Freshwater Needs in Texas' Changing Climate - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed

Healthy estuaries are vital to the economy of the Texas central coast, supporting the region’s multibillion-dollar fishing industry and growing tourist trade. Adequate supplies of freshwater are key to the productivity of these estuaries. However, as the regional population grew and the recent drought deepened, estuaries were receiving less freshwater.


In response to this challenge, the Mission-Aransas Reserve worked with a multidisciplinary team to develop science-based, stakeholder-informed recommendations to support freshwater inflows to maintain healthy estuaries in this region, while balancing other competing needs for freshwater.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Ed Buskey, Mission-Aransas NERR,

Project Type: Collaborative Research


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
None climate change
None crab
None drought
None freshwater
None salinity
None water quality

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Mission Aransas, TX

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 879464
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 880989
W° Bound: -97.3
E° Bound: -96.75
N° Bound: 28.32
S° Bound: 27.82

Mission Aransas, TX NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 879468
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-11-01
End: 2015-06-01

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: 879465
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57757
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57757
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-25 13:43+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01