Measuring Tidal Creek Export

EQL Projects

Measuring Tidal Creek Export

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The goal of the Measuring Tidal Creek Export project is to gain a better understanding of how local land use and stormwater management practices affect the flow and transformation of nutrients and organic matter as they move into, through, and out of swashes (tidal creeks) into the coastal ocean waters. Ultimately, the project team hopes to provide the scientific information needed to make land use and stormwater management decisions that improve and protect coastal water quality, particularly with respect to hypoxia, in South Carolina's Grand Strand.

This project is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration's (NOAA) National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS).

We are doing this project in collaboration with the University of South Carolina's Baruch Marine Field Laboratory.

You can learn more about this project in Exploring the Impacts of Swashes on Coastal Water Quality (PDF).