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Researchers Study Nueces Delta Freshwater Inflows

A new report details the study of key marsh plants in the Nueces River Delta as a gauge of estimated needs for freshwater inflow for the estuarine wetlands.

Lilly pads in Stamford Lake, near Paint Creek, which was dug as a reservoir in the 1950s.

As reported in Texas Water Journal, researchers have studied the abundance of key marsh plants in the Nueces River Delta as a gauge of estimated needs for freshwater inflow to sustain the health of estuarine wetlands. The report concludes that the state of these plants did serve as a useful indicator, within a certain time range, of the condition of the wetlands in question.

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