Twenty-nine coastal sites make up the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Explore your local reserve to learn about weather and water data, volunteer opportunities, education programs, and so much more. Contact an Education Coordinator – PDF.

Alabama

Weeks Bay

Alaska

Kachemak Bay

California

Elkhorn Slough

San Francisco Bay

Tijuana River

Delaware

Delaware

Florida

Apalachicola Bay

Guana Tolomato Matanzas

Rookery Bay

Georgia

Sapelo Island

Maine

Wells

Maryland

Chesapeake Bay, MD

Massachusetts

Waquoit Bay

Mississippi

Grand Bay

New Hampshire

Great Bay

New Jersey

Jacques Cousteau

New York

Hudson River

North Carolina

North Carolina

Oregon

South Slough

Puerto Rico

Jobos Bay

Rhode Island

Narragansett Bay

South Carolina

ACE Basin

North Inlet/Winyah Bay

Texas

Mission-Aransas

Virginia

Chesapeake Bay, VA

Washington

Padilla Bay

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Biogeographic Regions

A biogeographic region is a geographic area with similar dominant plants, animals and prevailing climate. Reserves represent different biogeographic regions of the United States.

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Wells

National Estuarine Reserve System

Maine43.34°N 70.54°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1986

  • Protects:

    2,250 acres (7 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Acadian

  • Tidal Range:

    3.4 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Laudholm Farm High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 36.6 -25.6 8.2
Water: Little River Mouth High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 29.5 -1.0 12.5
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 140.8 10.1 97.0
pH 12.9 2.1 7.6
Salinity (ppt) 34.7 0.1 17.4
Turbidity (NTU) 976 1 7

Reserve Education Info

Suzanne Kahn

Education Director

(207) 646-1555 Ext. 116

Phone

suzanne@wellsnerr.org

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Great Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

New Hampshire43.07°N 70.87°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1989

  • Protects:

    10,235 acres (21 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Acadian

  • Tidal Range:

    2.5 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Greenland High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 35.7 -26.8 7.9
Water: Great Bay High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 27.2 -2.3 15.4
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 170.2 69.9 99.7
pH 9.6 3.3 7.8
Salinity (ppt) 35.2 0.1 22.5
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 19

Reserve Education Info

Kelle Loughlin

Education Coordinator

(603) 778-0015

Phone

kelle.loughlin@wildlife.nh.gov

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Waquoit Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Massachusetts41.58°N 70.53°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1988

  • Protects:

    2,780 acres (9 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built/Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Virginian

  • Tidal Range:

    0.6 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Carriage House High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 34.6 -21.0 10.6
Water: Childs River High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 29.9 -1.3 13.9
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 321.5 0.1 90.9
pH 9.7 6.1 8.0
Salinity (ppt) 31.3 0.1 26.9
Turbidity (NTU) 993 1 4

Reserve Education Info

Joan Muller

Education Coordinator

(508) 457-0495 Ext. 107

Phone

joan.muller@state.ma.us

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Narragansett Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Rhode Island41.64°N 71.34°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1980

  • Protects:

    4,259 acres (17 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Virginian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Potters Cove High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 36.6 -21.2 10.2
Water: Potters Cove High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 44.8 -4.9 12.2
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 209.5 5.2 95.8
pH 9.5 2.1 7.9
Salinity (ppt) 39.7 0.1 28.3
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 7

Reserve Education Info

Maureen Dewire

Education Coordinator

(401) 683-1478

Phone

maureen@nbnerr.org

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Hudson River

National Estuarine Reserve System

New York42.02°N 73.91°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1982

  • Protects:

    4,838 acres (20 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain/Fjord

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Virginian

  • Tidal Range:

    1.2 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Field Station High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 49.9 -39.5 10.0
Water: Saw Kill High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 28.4 -0.1 14.9
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 128.3 80.9 99.5
pH 9.4 3.9 8.2
Salinity (ppt) 0.3 0.1 0.2
Turbidity (NTU) 987 1 6

Reserve Education Info

Chris Bowser

Education Coordinator

(845) 889-4745 x 105

Phone

chris.bowser@dec.ny.gov

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Jacques Cousteau

National Estuarine Reserve System

New Jersey39.55°N 74.46°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1998

  • Protects:

    114,665 acres (461 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Virginian

  • Tidal Range:

    1.0 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Nacote Creek High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 37.4 -15.9 11.5
Water: Chestnut Neck High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 30.9 -3.0 15.1
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 126.1 2.8 86.5
pH 10.0 4.4 7.4
Salinity (ppt) 29.7 0.1 15.0
Turbidity (NTU) 993 1 11

Reserve Education Info

Lisa Auermuller

Assistant Manager/CTP Coordinator

(609) 812-0649 ext.204

Phone

auermull@marine.rutgers.edu

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Reserve Education Info

Kaitlin Gannon

Education Coordinator

609-812-0649 ext. 206

Phone

gannon@marine.rutgers.edu

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Delaware

National Estuarine Reserve System

Delawre39.08°N 75.46°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1993

  • Protects:

    4,930 acres (20 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Virginian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Saint Jones River High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 37.5 -16.1 13.1
Water: Scotton Landing High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 32.3 -1.3 15.3
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 173.2 0.1 67.1
pH 8.9 5.9 7.2
Salinity (ppt) 43.6 0.1 11.2
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 63

Reserve Education Info

Maggie Pletta

Education Coordinator

(302) 739-6377

Phone

Margaret.pletta@state.de.us

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Chesapeake Bay, MD

National Estuarine Reserve System

Maryland38.78°N 76.71°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1985, 1990

  • Protects:

    6,249 acres (20 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Virginian

  • Tidal Range:

    0.6 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Jug Bay High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 41.6 -16.7 13.7
Water: Railroad High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 33.0 -0.4 15.6
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 168.2 29.7 83.3
pH 9.1 4.6 7.2
Salinity (ppt) 2.4 0.1 0.2
Turbidity (NTU) 996 1 24

Reserve Education Info

Trystan Sill

Education Assistant

(410) 260-8827

Phone

trystan.sill@maryland.gov

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Coreen Weilminster

Education Coordinator

(410) 260-8744

Phone

coreen.weilminster@maryland.gov

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Chesapeake Bay, VA

National Estuarine Reserve System

Virginia37.41°N 76.71°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1991

  • Protects:

    4,435 acres (18 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Virginian

  • Tidal Range:

    0.9 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Taskinas Creek High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 42.4 -12.7 15.4
Water: Taskinas Creek High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 36.1 -3.4 17.0
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 244.9 21.1 90.2
pH 9.9 2.5 7.5
Salinity (ppt) 22.2 0.1 10.8
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 67

Reserve Education Info

Sarah Nuss

Education Coordinator/ Public Outreach Coordinator

(804) 684-7878

Phone

mcguire@vims.edu

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North Carolina

National Estuarine Reserve System

North Carolina34.16°N 77.85°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1985, 1991

  • Protects:

    10,000 acres (41 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built/Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Carolinian

  • Tidal Range:

    1.2 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Research Creek High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 38.9 -8.9 17.4
Water: Research Creek High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 37.3 -1.4 19.6
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 492.8 2.0 88.6
pH 10.8 2.2 8.0
Salinity (ppt) 44.2 0.2 28.5
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 30

Reserve Education Info

Lori Davis

Education Coordinator

(252) 838-0883

Phone

lori.c.davis@ncdenr.gov

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North Inlet Winyah Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

South Carolina33.35°N 79.19°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1992

  • Protects:

    12,327 acres (50 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built/Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Carolinian

  • Tidal Range:

    1.4 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Oyster Landing High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 36.7 -8.8 17.8
Water: Oyster Landing High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 37.2 -0.9 20.2
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 139.9 9.7 79.1
pH 9.8 3.2 7.6
Salinity (ppt) 39.7 0.2 32.4
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 14

Reserve Education Info

Beth Thomas

Education Coordinator

(843) 904-9016

Phone

beth@belle.baruch.sc.edu

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ACE Basin

National Estuarine Reserve System

South Carolina32.56°N 80.44°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1992

  • Protects:

    134,710 acres (553 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Carolinian

  • Tidal Range:

    1.9 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Bennett's Point High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 49.1 -39.9 18.9
Water: Mosquito Creek High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 33.2 4.7 20.3
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 127.8 2.6 73.4
pH 8.4 6.3 7.4
Salinity (ppt) 34.1 0.3 18.3
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 32

Reserve Education Info

Julie Binz

Education Coordinator

(843) 953-9156

Phone

binzj@dnr.sc.gov

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Sapelo Island

National Estuarine Reserve System

Georgia31.42°N 81.30°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1976

  • Protects:

    6,110 acres (25 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Carolinian

  • Tidal Range:

    2.3 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Marsh Landing High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 38.2 -14.6 19.9
Water: Lower Duplin High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 40.1 5.8 21.0
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 136.8 0.8 79.0
pH 10.6 5.5 7.8
Salinity (ppt) 41.1 0.1 27.4
Turbidity (NTU) 998 1 51

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Guana Tolomato Matanzas

National Estuarine Reserve System

Florida29.67°N 81.26°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1999

  • Protects:

    55,000 acres (223 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Carolinian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Pellicer Creek High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 39.4 -5.1 20.6
Water: Pellicer Creek High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 35.8 3.6 23.3
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 142.5 7.2 71.1
pH 9.7 2.1 7.4
Salinity (ppt) 47.5 0.1 17.7
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 16

Reserve Education Info

Kenneth C. Rainer

Education Coordinator

(904) 823-4500

Phone

Kenneth.Rainer@dep.state.fl.us

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Rookery Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Florida26.03°N 81.73°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1978

  • Protects:

    110,000 acres (445 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built/Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    West Indian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Pellicer Creek High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 36.6 -0.8 22.9
Water: Pellicer Creek High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 34.9 7.3 25.6
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 161.7 8.4 83.4
pH 8.7 4.7 7.9
Salinity (ppt) 42.1 0.1 32.6
Turbidity (NTU) 996 1 15

Reserve Education Info

Sarah Falkowski

Education Coordinator

(239) 530-5975

Phone

sarah.falkowski@dep.state.fl.us

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Apalachicola Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Florida29.79°N 84.88°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1979

  • Protects:

    246,000 acres (999 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Delta System

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Louisianian

  • Tidal Range:

    0.6 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: East Bay High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 41.1 -39.9 20.1
Water: East Bay Surface High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 34.2 -1.2 22.7
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 183.9 0.1 78.3
pH 10.3 4.0 7.6
Salinity (ppt) 34.1 0.1 9.2
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 16

Reserve Education Info

Jeff Dutrow

Education Coordinator

(850) 670-7711

Phone

Jeff.dutrow@dep.state.fl.us

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Weeks Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Alabama30.42°N 87.82°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1986

  • Protects:

    6,525 acres (35 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Louisianian

  • Tidal Range:

    0.5 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Safe Harbor High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 38.7 -8.3 18.5
Water: Fish River High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 35.1 4.3 22.3
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 199.9 0.1 79.9
pH 9.8 3.9 7.3
Salinity (ppt) 25.2 0.1 7.5
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 24

Reserve Education Info

Angela Underwood

Education Coordinator

(251) 928-9792 Ext. 248

Phone

Angela.Underwood@dcnr.alabama.gov

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Grand Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Mississippi30.38°N 88.44°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1999

  • Protects:

    18,400 acres (73 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Delta System

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Louisianian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Crooked Bayou High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 35.8 -6.7 19.7
Water: Bayou Cumbest High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 36.6 -4.6 23.1
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 215.3 5.3 79.7
pH 9.2 5.2 7.3
Salinity (ppt) 35.0 0.1 17.9
Turbidity (NTU) 993 1 16

Reserve Education Info

Avery Sward

Education Coordinator

(228)475-7047

Phone

avery.sward@dmr.ms.gov

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Mission-Aransas

National Estuarine Reserve System

Texas28.13°N 97.03°W

Details

  • Designated:

    2006

  • Protects:

    185,708 acres (752 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain/Bar-built

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Louisianian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Copano Bay East High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 42.7 -4.2 21.5
Water: Copano Bay East High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 44.8 4.5 23.2
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 158.6 3.1 97.7
pH 8.9 4.9 8.2
Salinity (ppt) 42.4 0.3 20.2
Turbidity (NTU) 931 1 25

Reserve Education Info

Kristin Evans

Education Coordinator

(361) 749-3152

Phone

klevans@utexas.edu

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Jobos Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Puerto Rico17.94°N 66.23°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1981

  • Protects:

    2,883 acres (11 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built

  • Biogeographic Region:

    West Indian

  • Tidal Range:

    0.6 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Jobos Bay Weather High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 36 16.2 26.2
Water: Station 19 High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 39.1 20.0 28.5
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 230.6 20.9 99.9
pH 9.1 6.2 8.0
Salinity (ppt) 68.8 0.1 35.3
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 37

Reserve Education Info

Ernesto Oliveres

Education Coordinator

(787) 853-3569

Phone

olivaresernestodrna@gmail.com

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Old Woman Creek

National Estuarine Reserve System

Ohio41.38°N 82.51°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1980

  • Protects:

    571 acres (2 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Great Lakes

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Old Woman Creek High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 35.1 -25.5 10.2
Water: Lower Estuary High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 34.0 -3.0 16.8
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 314.0 3.7 82.4
pH 9.4 4.2 7.8
Salinity (ppt) 0.8 0.1 0.3
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 63

Reserve Education Info

Jennifer Bucheit

Education Coordinator

(419) 433-4601

Phone

Jennifer.Bucheit@dnr.state.oh.us

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Lake Superior

National Estuarine Reserve System

Wisconsin46.69°N 92.17°W

Details

  • Designated:

    2010

  • Protects:

    16,697 acres (68 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar barrier

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Great Lakes

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) No data yet
Water: High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) No data yet
Dissolved Oxygen (%)
pH
Salinity (ppt)
Turbidity (NTU)

Reserve Education Info

Deanna Erickson

Education Coordinator

715-919-2154

Phone

deanna.erickson@ces.uwex.edu

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Tijuana River

National Estuarine Reserve System

California32.57°N 117.13°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1982

  • Protects:

    2,513 acres (10 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Bar-built

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Californian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Tidal Linkage High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 36.5 0.1 15.9
Water: Tidal Linkage High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 39.5 5.1 20.2
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 499.8 0.1 91.6
pH 14.0 2.9 7.7
Salinity (ppt) 40.7 0.2 28.5
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 38

Reserve Education Info

Anne Marie Tipton

Education Coordinator

(619) 575-3613 x304

Phone

annemarie.tipton@parks.ca.gov

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Elkhorn Slough

National Estuarine Reserve System

California36.82°N 121.74°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1979

  • Protects:

    1,400 acres (6 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain/Tectonic

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Californian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Caspian Weather Station High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 37.2 -2.5 12.5
Water: South Marsh High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 28.7 0.0 15.0
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 444.1 0.1 82.7
pH 10.5 2.1 7.9
Salinity (ppt) 58.6 0.1 31.9
Turbidity (NTU) 996 1 11

Reserve Education Info

Virginia Guhin

Education Coordinator;Volunteer Coordinators

831-728-2822

Phone

virginia.guhin@wildlife.ca.gov

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Amanda Ankenbrandt

Volunteer Coordinator

(831) 728-2822 x303

Phone

Amanda.Ankenbrandt@wildlife.ca.gov

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San Francisco Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

California38.19°N 122.03°W

Details

  • Designated:

    2003

  • Protects:

    3,710 acres (15 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Tectonic

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Californian

  • Tidal Range:

    N/A

Monitoring Data

Weather: Rush Ranch High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 40.0 -4.4 14.3
Water: First Mallard High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 27.2 5.7 16.1
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 140.9 2.7 72.0
pH 8.3 6.8 7.6
Salinity (ppt) 10.3 0.3 4.5
Turbidity (NTU) 965 1 46

Reserve Education Info

Sarah Davies Ferner

Education Coordinator

(415) 338-3707

Phone

daviess@sfsu.edu

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South Slough

National Estuarine Reserve System

Oregon43.34°N 124.32°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1974

  • Protects:

    4,779 acres (18 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Coastal Plain/Tectonic

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Columbian

  • Tidal Range:

    3.7 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Charleston Met. Station High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 32.5 -6.3 10.3
Water: Charleston Bridge High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 23.0 0.3 11.6
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 173.1 19.6 95.6
pH 12.1 4.5 8.1
Salinity (ppt) 37.0 0.1 29.7
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 20

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Padilla Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Washington48.50°N 122.50°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1980

  • Protects:

    13,335 acres (43 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Delta System/Fjord

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Columbian

  • Tidal Range:

    3.7 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Padilla Bay Farm High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 29.7 -15.2 9.9
Water: Bayview Channel High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 23.5 -1.5 10.5
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 258.3 38.5 97.1
pH 9.3 6.1 8.0
Salinity (ppt) 32.2 15.4 29.0
Turbidity (NTU) 999 1 6

Reserve Education Info

Susan Wood

Education Coordinator

(360) 428-1066

Phone

swood@padillabay.gov

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Kachemak Bay

National Estuarine Reserve System

Alaska59.60°N 151.41°W

Details

  • Designated:

    1999

  • Protects:

    365,000 acres (1,477 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Fjord

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Fjord

  • Tidal Range:

    8.7 meters

Monitoring Data

Weather: Homer High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C) 23.6 -16.2 4.5
Water: Homer Dolphin Surface High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C) 24.5 -2.3 7.8
Dissolved Oxygen (%) 490.8 0.2 104.6
pH 14.0 3.3 8.1
Salinity (ppt) 32.8 0.1 28.6
Turbidity (NTU) 996 1 11

Reserve Education Info

Jessica Shepherd

Acting Manager-Education Coordinator

(907) 235-4796

Phone

jaryan@alaska.edu

Email Education Program Details

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He'eia

National Estuarine Reserve System

Hawaii21.44°N 157.81°W

Details

  • Designated:

    2017

  • Protects:

    1,385 acres (5.6 km2)

  • Estuary Type:

    Insular

  • Biogeographic Region:

    Insular

  • Tidal Range:

Monitoring Data

Weather: High Low Ave.
Air temp (°C)
Water: High Low Ave.
Water temp (°C)
Dissolved Oxygen (%)
pH
Salinity (ppt)
Turbidity (NTU)