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freshwater inflows to bays and estuaries

 

freshwater inflows to bays and estuaries

This is the amount and timing of river and other flows of freshwater needed to maintain acceptable conditions in the estuarine areas that support marine life and other species. Freshwater inflows help control salinity levels and supply critical nutrients and sediments. Healthy estuaries are essential to our coastal economy, and especially to commercial and recreational fishing and nature-based tourism.