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Region 2 NY/NJ Harbor Trend Assessment

Trend Assessment in the NY/NJ Harbor System

To provide federal, state and local managers with a scientifically valid basis for prioritizing problems and determining progress of ongoing management actions. The data collected will be used to develop a trend assessment for the NY/NJ Harbor system. A baseline investigation in 1993/4 and a five year revisit in 1998 provided objective milestones to determine how conditions have changed over time. A 10 year revisit is proposed for FY2003.

Objective 1: To evaluate statistically the current conditions of the Harbor with respect to sediment quality, water quality and biological condition. The results will also provide baselines from which trends can be determined as a way to mark improvements in the Harbor.

Objective 2: To determine statistically whether the conditions in the Harbor have changed in the last 10 years

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