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Year 2 : assessment of the impact of watershed restoration on marine sediment dynamics in the USVI
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    University of San Diego ; Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.) ; United States, National Ocean Service,
  • Description:
    "We were awarded continued funding (for a 2nd year, 2014) from the DCRC (Domestic Coral Reef Conservation) Program to supplement ongoing funding (noncompetitive NOAA CRC) to support a joint terrestrial-marine sediment monitoring project to study how marine sediment dynamics are affected by watershed erosion, runoff and restoration activities in Coral Bay, St. John, USVI. In July 2013, the P.I. and Dr. Carlos Ramos-Scharron of UT Austin in partnership with NOAA and community environmental managers, initiated a joint terrestrial-marine monitoring program to build on previous work to determine how ARRA-funded watershed restoration projects completed in Coral Bay in 2011 have impacted watershed runoff and marine sedimentation. In addition, the program initiated new monitoring approaches to evaluate the specific linkages between watershed processes and marine sedimentation in near-shore and coral reef areas. This grant funded field work for an additional season from Aug.-Nov. of 2014 and the follow-up data synthesis and interpretation. However, through cost savings, this grant has supported continued sampling through 2015 at two of our shoreline sites. Ultimately our aim was to a) understanding of the linkages between watershed processes and marine sedimentation, b) to evaluate the effectiveness of ARRA watershed restoration activities, b and c) evaluate marine sediment-monitoring protocols for coral reef areas. This report is divided into three parts, addressing each of these aims"--Introduction and Project Objectives."

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  • Funding:
    Funding: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program,; grant number: NA14NOS4820097, National Ocean Service,; project number: 198;
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