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Water: National Coastal Condition Report

National Coastal Condition Report (2001) Download Site

Factsheet: National Coastal Condition Report II (2005) [HTML Format | PDF format, 420KB, 2 pages]

Download the National Coastal Condition Report II (2005) in PDF format

Comparing Scores by Indicator and Regions: NCCR I and NCCRII [HTML format | PDF format 49 KB, 1 page]

Download the National Coastal Condition Report (2001) in PDF format

Coastal Research and Monitoring Strategy (PDF, 1.1MB, 70 pages)

About PDF files

The Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Coastal Programs, announces the release of the National Coastal Condition Report. This Report is the first federal effort to provide a comprehensive picture of the health of the nation's coastal waters.

This Report initiates a series describing the ecological and environmental conditions in U.S. coastal waters. It summarizes the condition of ecological resources in the estuaries of the United States and highlights several exemplary Federal, State, Tribal, and local programs that assess coastal ecological and water quality conditions.

This Report is based on data collected from a variety of Federal, State, and local sources and rates the overall condition of U.S. coastal waters as fair to poor, varying from region to region. It represents a coordinated effort among EPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and coastal States.

The resulting ecological assessment of the nation's estuaries shows estuaries to be in fair condition, varying from poor conditions in the Northeast and Puerto Rico to fair conditions in the Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes and West Coast.

Use the links in the table below to download the individual chapters.

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Read the Summary of the Findings from the Executive Summary (2001)

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