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Heuristically-determined geospatial boundary of streams and rivers draining to the Gulf of Mexico in the south-central and southeastern United States, July 2018

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Crowley-Ornelas, E.R., Knight, R.R., Worland, S.C., and Asquith, W.H., 2019, Heuristically-determined geospatial boundary of streams and rivers draining to the Gulf of Mexico in south-central to southeastern United States, July 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9UO82XL.

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Human alteration of waterways has impacted the minimum and maximum streamflow in more than 86% of monitored streams nationally and may be the primary cause for ecological impairment in river and stream ecosystems. Restoration of freshwater inflows can positively affect shellfish, fisheries, habitat, and water quality in streams, rivers, and estuaries. Increasingly, state and local decision makers and Federal agencies are turning their attention to the restoration of flows as part of a holistic approach to restoring water quality and habitat and protecting and replenishing living coastal and marine resources and the livelihoods that depend on them. In 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center [...]

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The study area extent boundary was created to provide a spatial framework for the United States Geological Survey streamflow alteration assessments to support bay and estuary restoration in the Gulf States.

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  • USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

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