The National Coastal Assessment is an Environmental Protection Agency program to monitor the health of the nation’s estuaries using nationally standardized methods and a probabilistic sampling design. Dedicated EPA funding for the National Coastal Assessment ceased after 2006. Therefore, the NH Department of Environmental Services and the New Hampshire Estuaries Project contributed funds to continue a portion of the National Coastal Assessment in 2007. Water quality measurements were successfully made during 2007 at 25 randomly located stations throughout the Great Bay Estuary and Hampton-Seabrook Harbor. These data will be combined with samples collected in 2006 for probabilistic assessments of estuarine water quality during the 2006-2007 period in the NHEP Water Quality Indicators Report in 2009.
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Trowbridge, Philip, "UNH Monitoring Activities that Support the National Coastal Assessment in 2007" (2008). PREP Reports & Publications. 57.