Vegetative characteristics of three low-lying Florida coastal rivers in relation to flow, light, salinity and nutrients

The Chassahowitzka, Homosassa and Crystal rivers along the central Gulf coast of Florida were studied from 1998 to 2000 to identify factors controlling the abundance and distribution of submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV). Each of these three low-lying coastal rivers are spring-fed and exhibit low to moderate absolute flow rates (flows in either direction… (More)