["More than one-third of the coastal waters that link America's rivers and oceans are in poor condition.... The EPA analyzed 1,239 sites in its first survey of the country's 28 major estuaries, which provide breeding grounds and shelter for fish and birds. It found that bodies of water with large numbers of people living nearby suffered the most. While counties with big estuaries make up only 6 percent of the coastal land area, they contain more than two-thirds of the coastal population. The impact of building communities and shipping facilities, and providing them with sewers, put the estuaries under stress."]
Introduction and Summary. 80 p.
San Francisco Estuaries. 14 p.
Morro Bay Estuary. 10 p.
Santa Monica Bay Restoration. 11 p.