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Advancing the Development and Use of the Coastal Salinity Index

Project Status
Ongoing

The Coastal Salinity Index (CSI) was developed as a way to characterize coastal drought by monitoring the freshwater-saltwater interface. The tool is intended to improve understanding of the effects of changing salinities on fresh and saltwater ecosystems, fish habitat, and freshwater availability for municipal and industrial use. 

For more information, visit the related research profile, Advancing the Development and Use of the Coastal Salinity Index.

General Location
Region
Specific Location
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas
Regions
Southeast
Key Partners
USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center
Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA, a NOAA RISA Team)
NIDIS
Sectors
Ecosystems
Water Utilities
DEWS Components
Observation & Monitoring
Research & Applications