Dr. James A. Timmerman, Jr.

Coastal And Estuarine Problems

Being associated with MARINE RESOURCES in the State of South Carolina, I am here this morning to put a little salt in your program. Perhaps the first thing that I need to do is give a general definition of an estuary and the coastal zone area. Many versions of an estuary have b€en published but the one given by Pritchard (1967) appeals to me, "An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water which has a free connection with the open sea and within which sea water is measurably diluted with fresh water derived from land drainage." The Coastal Zone has been defined as "a strip of...