Publications

Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program has a wealth of information from studies dating back to its beginning in 1994. This Publications Library houses those studies, reports, publications, management plans and other documents to download.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or have a question, ask at info@cbbep.org.

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Publication Title
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Publication Date Project Number Publication Number
 *Report link below in appropriate timeframe: Assessment of Nutrient and Organic Matter Sources to Oso Bay (Corpus Christi, Texas)  June 2014  1312 CBBEP – 114
Baffin Bay Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Study: Synthesis of May 2013-July 2016 Data October 2016 1613 CBBEP – 113
Nueces Delta Salinity Effects from Pumping Freshwater into the Rincon Bayou: 2009 to 2016 August 2016 1611 CBBEP – 112
Effects on Benthic Macrofauna from Pumped Flows to Rincon Bayou August 2016 1617 CBBEP – 111
Effects on Benthic Macrofauna from Pumped Flows in Rincon Bayou August 2015 1517 CBBEP – 110
Baffin Bay Sediment Core Profiling for Historical Water Quality April 2016 1514 CBBEP – 109
Nueces Bay Marsh Restoration – Post Construction Assessment March 2016 1622 CBBEP – 108
Texas Coastal Bend Regional Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment March 2016 1512 CBBEP – 107
Winter Range Whooping Crane Strategic Plan January 2016 1522 CBBEP – 106
A Long-term Seagrass Monitoring Program for Corpus Christi Bay and Upper Laguna Madre January 2016 1510 CBBEP – 105
Ecosystem-Based Approach to Assess Black Drum in Baffin Bay December 2015 1523 CBBEP – 104
Identifying Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Habitat in the Nueces Estuary, Texas October 2015 1527 CBBEP – 103
Nueces Delta Salinity Effects from Pumping Freshwater into the Rincon Bayou: 2009 to 2015 August 2015 1511 CBBEP – 102
Effects of Pumped Flows into Rincon Bayou on Water Quality and Benthic Macrofauna August 2015 1417 CBBEP – 101
Baffin Bay Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Study: Synthesis of May 2013-July 2015 Data August 2015 1513 CBBEP – 100
A Long-term Seagrass Monitoring Program for the Upper Laguna Madre and Corpus Christi Bay January 2015 1429 CBBEP – 99
Ecosystem Based Approach to Assess Black Drum January 2015 1421 CBBEP – 98
San Antonio Bay Rookery Island Management Plan January 2015 1403 CBBEP – 97
Protecting Important Shorebird Habitat using Piping Plovers as an Indicator Species September 2014 CBBEP – 96
Baffin Bay Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Study Synthesis of May 2013 July 2014 Data August 2014 1413 CBBEP – 95
Nueces Delta Salinity Effects from Pumping Freshwater into the Rincon Bayou: 2009 to 2014 August 7, 2014 1411 CBBEP – 94
Salinity Monitoring and Real Time (SMART) Inflow Management in the Nueces Bay and Delta August 4, 2014 1412 CBBEP – 93
Diamondback Terrapin Paired Crab Trap Study in Mission Aransas Estuary TX July 2014 1335 CBBEP-92
Assessment of Nutrient and Organic Matter Sources to Oso Bay (Corpus Christi, Texas) June 2014 1312 CBBEP-114
Nueces Bay Zinc in Sediment Profiling Assessment January 2014 1313 CBBEP-91
Habitat Conservation and Coastal Public Access Plan for the San Antonio Bay System January 2014 1224 CBBEP-90
Plover and Least Tern Nest Monitoring and Disturbance Comparisons between Three Coastal Sites in Texas August 2013 CBBEP-89
Informing Conservation and Resiliency Planning Using Sea-level Rise and Storm-surge Scenario Impact Estimates in Corpus Christi Bay
December 2013
1306
CBBEP-88
Diamondback Terrapin Paired Crab Trap Study in the Nueces Estuary, Texas
October 2013
1329
CBBEP-87
ADCIRC Based Storm Surge Analysis of Sea Level Rise in the Corpus Christi Bay Area in Texas
July 2013
1306
CBBEP-86
Nueces Delta Salinity Effects from Pumping Freshwater into Rincon Bayou 2009 to 2013
August 2013
1311
CBBEP-85
Nueces BBASC Work Plan for Adaptive Management
Nov. 2012
Nueces BBASC Environmental Flows Standards and Strategies Recommendation Report
August 2012
Nueces BBEST Environmental Flows Recommendation Report
October 2011
Nueces Delta Restoration Study
December 2012
1001
CBBEP-84
Habitat Atlas
August 2012
1227
CBBEP-83

Inventory of Conservation, Restoration and Protection Sites: San Antonio Bay System – Phase II (kmz file)

August 2012
1205
CBBEP-82
Spatial Effects of Rincon Bayou Pipeline Freshwater Inflows
on Salinity in the Lower Nueces Delta, Texas
August 2012
1202
CBBEP-81
Assessment of Seagrass Habitat Quality and Plant Physiological Conditions in South Texas Waters
July 2012
1201
CBBEP – 80
Indian Point Shoreline Protection Feasibility Study

June 2012

1115

CBBEP- 79
Water and Sediment Quality Status and Trends in the Coastal Bend Area – Phase 2: Data Analysis
August 2012
1206
CBBEP-78
Water and Sediment Quality Status and Trends in the Coastal Bend Area – Phase 1: Data Archiving and Publishing

May 2012

1105

CBBEP – 77
Effects of Rincon Bayou Pipeline Inflows on Salinity Structure
Within the Nueces Delta, Texas

November 2011

1106

CBBEP – 76
Modeling Hydrodynamic Fluxes in the Nueces River Delta

October 2011

1001

CBBEP – 75
Preliminary Inventory of Conservation, Restoration, and Protection Sites: San Antonio Bay System

August 2011

1109

CBBEP – 74
Landscape Monitoring and Biological Indicators for Seagrass Conservation in Texas Coastal Waters

December 2007

0627

CBBEP – 73
Nueces Estuary Ecosystem Management Initiative

June 2011

1018

CBBEP – 72
Observation Data Model (ODM) For Rincon Bayou, Nueces Delta

January 2009

0818

CBBEP – 71
Little Bay Water Quality Characterization

March 2011

0922

CBBEP – 70
Contaminant Level of Fishes in Several Coastal Bend Estuaries: Screening Investigation

February 2011

1012

CBBEP – 69
Oso Watershed Characterization – Groundwater Monitoring

January 2011

0541

CBBEP – 68
Bacteria Monitoring and Source Tracking in Corpus Christi Bay at Cole and Ropes Parks

November 2010

1010

CBBEP – 67
Rincon Bayou Salinity Monitoring Project

September 2010

0921

CBBEP – 66
Interactive Website: Estuarine Wetland Habitat Transition Induced by Relative Sea-Level Rise on Mustang and North Padre Islands, Texas: Phase 2

July 2012

0822

CBBEP – 65
Estuarine Wetland Habitat Transition Induced by Relative Sea-Level Rise on Mustang and North Padre Islands, Texas: Phase 1

July 2010

0822

CBBEP – 64
Portland Causeway Marsh Restoration –
Preconstruction Assessment

March 2010

0929

CBBEP – 63
Response of the Nueces Estuarine Marsh System to Freshwater Inflow: An Integrative Data Synthesis of Baseline Conditions for Faunal Communities

July 2009

0821

CBBEP – 62
Oso Creek Bacteria Contamination Investigation

July 2009

0816

CBBEP – 61
Evaluation of Baffin Bay Arroyos as Critical Habitat for Fisheries Species

May 2009

0819

CBBEP – 60
Causes and Monitoring of Hypoxia in Corpus Christi Bay

May 2009

0817

CBBEP – 59
Packery Channel Post-Opening Fisheries Recruitment Assessment – Plankton

March 2009

0721

CBBEP – 58
Packery Channel Post-Opening Fisheries Recruitment Assessment – Nekton

December 2008

0720

CBBEP – 57
Bacteria Source Tracking on the Mission and Aransas Rivers

December 2008

0630

CBBEP – 56
Status and Trends of Inland Wetland and Aquatic Habitats in the Corpus Christi Area

March 2008

0722

CBBEP – 55
Status and Trends of Wetland and Aquatic Habitats on Texas Barrier Islands Coastal Bend

March 2006

Vibrio vulnificus Monitoring in Recreational Waters

March 2008

0624

CBBEP – 54
RCAP 2004

October 2006

0420

CBBEP – 53
RCAP 2003

November 2005

0309

CBBEP – 52
RCAP 2002

September 2005

0202

CBBEP – 51
Regional Coastal Assessment Program 2000-2001 (RCAP)

November 2004

0109

CBBEP – 50
Identify Potential Habitat Restoration & Enhancement Sites

October 2003

0319

CBBEP – 49
Nueces Bay Fish and Shellfish Contaminants Study

August 2005

0403

CBBEP – 48
Nueces Bay Zinc Contamination Source Study

December 2005

0402

CBBEP – 47
Hydrologic Conditions of Rainfall and Storm Runoff in Agricultural Areas of Oso Bay Watershed
July 2007
0539
Bacteria Source Tracking in Copano Bay

June 2005

0404

CBBEP – 46
The Effect of an Opened Packery Channel on Fisheries Recruitment in the Upper Laguna Madre (Plankton)

August 2006

0534

CBBEP – 45
The Effect of an Opened Packery Channel on Fisheries Recruitment in the Upper Laguna Madre (Nekton)

August 2006

0533

CBBEP – 44
Fisheries Status and Trends Report

March 2006

0504

CBBEP – 43
Spring 2004 Ichthyoplankton Recruitment to the Delta Nursery Areas of Nueces Bay, Texas

August 2005

0406

CBBEP – 42
Spring 2003 Ichthyoplankton Recruitment to the Delta Nursery Areas of Nueces Bay, Texas

August 2004

0310

CBBEP – 41
Spring 2002 Ichthyoplankton Recruitment to the Delta Nursery Areas of Nueces Bay, Texas

August 2003

0203

CBBEP – 40
Monitoring Hypoxia Conditions in Corpus Christi Bay – 2003

January 2004

0320

CBBEP – 39
Atmospheric Deposition Study

March 2008

0308

CBBEP – 38
Bay Shrimping in the Coastal Bend – A Summary of Current Conditions

July 2003

0106

CBBEP – 37

 

Publication Title
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Publication Date Publication Number
Management Conference Agreement – Hard Copy Available – E-mail info@cbbep.org June 1994 CCBNEP-01
Fiscal Year 1995 Annual Work Plan – Hard Copy Available – E-mail info@cbbep.org August 1994 CCBNEP-02
All Conference Workshop – Hard Copy Available – E-mail info@cbbep.org February 1995 CCBNEP-03
Fiscal Year 1996 Annual Work Plan – E-mail info@cbbep.org
October 1995 CCBNEP-04
Characterization of Nonpoint Sources and Loadings to the CCBNEP Study Area – 239 pages January 1996 CCBNEP-05
Current Status and Historical Trends of the Estuarine Living Resources within the CCBNEP Study Area – Volume 1
Part 1: Living Resources- Species Checklist – 45 pages
Part 2: Living Resources- Habitats – 361 pages
Part 3: Target Organisms – 138 pages
January 1996 CCBNEP-06A
Current Status and Historical Trends of the Estuarine Living Resources within the CCBNEP Study Area -Volume 2 (avian resources)
Part 1: Current Status and Historical Trends of The Estuarine Living Resources within the CCBNEP Study Area and Appendix I–119
pages

Part 2: Appendix II – 150 pages
Part 3: Appendix II (continued) – 150 pages
January 1996 CCBNEP-06B
Current Status and Historical Trends of the Estuarine Living Resources within the CCBNEP Study Area -Volume 3 (project summary) – 139 pages January 1996 CCBNEP-06C
Current Status and Historical Trends of the Estuarine Living Resources within the CCBNEP Study Area -Volume 4 (checklist of species) – 312 pages January 1996 CCBNEP-06D
Current Status and Historical Trends of Brown Tide and Red Tide Phytoplankton Blooms in the CCBNEP Study Area
Part 1: Brown Tide – 70 pages
Part 2: Red Tide – 109 pages
January 1996 CCBNEP-07
A Conceptual Ecosystem Model of the CCBNEP Study Area – 125 pages January 1996 CCBNEP-08
An Inventory and Analysis of Bay Management Structure for the CCBNEP Study Area – 219 pages February 1996 CCBNEP-09
Fiscal Year 1997 Annual Work Plan – Hard Copy Available – E-mail info@cbbep.org
February 1996 CCBNEP-10
Investigation of Selected Public Health Issues in the CCBNEP Study Area
Part 1: Data Sources and Procedures and Review of Shellfish Harvesting – 40
Part 2: Coliform Bacteria Data Analysis, Seafood Tissue Analysis, Disease Incidents, Injuries and Accidents in Water Activities, Analysis and Discussion, and References – 81 pages
Part 3: Appendix A – 12 pages
Part 4: Appendix B – 30 pages
Part 5: Appendix C– 12 pages
November 1996 CCBNEP-11
Current Status and Historical Trends in the Incidence of Marine/Bay Debris in the CCBNEP Study Area January 1997 CCBNEP-12
Current Status and Historical Trends of Ambient Water, Sediment, Fish and Shellfish Tissue Quality in the CCBNEP Study Area
Part 1: Introduction – 25 pages
Part 2: Data Sets and Data Processing– 99 pages
Part 3: Water and Sediment Quality of CC Bay– 56 pages
Part 4: Water and Sediment Quality (continued) and Controls and Correlates – 48 pages
Part 5: Controls and Correlates (continued) and Conclusions and Recommendations – 59 pages
March 1997 CCBNEP-13
Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Work Plan – Hard Copy Available – E-mail info@cbbep.org June 1997 CCBNEP-14
Potential Sites for Wetland Restoration, Enhancement, and Creation: Corpus Christi/Nueces Bay Area – 170 pages July 1997 CCBNEP-15
Economic Impacts on Regional and State Economies of Human Uses of the Coastal Resources of the CCBNEP Study Area – 62 pages August 1997 CCBNEP-16
Status, Trends, and changes in Freshwater Inflows to Bay Systems in the CCBNEP Study Area – 48 pages September 1997 CCBNEP-17
Selected Recreational Values of the CCBNEP Study Area – 67 pages September 1997 CCBNEP-18
Effects of Structures and Practices on the Circulation and Salinity Patterns of the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area
Part 1: TxBlend Model and Model Calibration – 70 pages
Part 2: Model Calibration (continued) and Case Studies – 48 pages
Part 3: Case Studies (continued) and Conclusion – 53 pages
October 1997 CCBNEP-19
Current Status and Historical Trends of Seagrass in the CCBNEP Study Area –
Part 1: Status and Trends of Seagrass – 60 pages
Part 2: Figures – 36 pages
Part 3: Figures (continued) – 37 pages
October 1997 CCBNEP-20
Processes and Trends of Circulation within the CCBNEP Study Area November 1997 CCBNEP-21
CCBNEP Study of On-Site Sewage Facilities – 116 pages December 1997 CCBNEP-22
Ambient Water, Sediment, and Tissue Quality of the CCBNEP Study Area – Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 November 1997 CCBNEP-23
Status and Trends of Selected Marine Fauna in the CCBNEP Study Area – 366 pages December 1997 CCBNEP-24
Characterization of Anthropogenic and Natural Disturbance on Vegetated and Unvegetated Bay Bottom Habitats –
Part 1: Volume I – Literature Review – 108 pages
Part 2: Volume II – Assessment of Scarring In Seagrass Beds – 21 pages
Part 3: Volume II – Assessment of Scarring In Seagrass Beds (continued) – 8 pages
May 1998 CCBNEP-25
Identification of Tidal Flat Alterations and Detemination of Effects on Biological productivity and Functioning of These Habitats – 210 pages May 1998 CCBNEP-26
Total Loads and Water Quality in the Corpus Christi Bay System – 147 pages June 1998 CCBNEP-27
Regional Monitoring System August 1998 CCBNEP-28
Current Status and Trends of Selected Estuarine and Coastal Habitats within the CCBNEP Study Area July 1998 CCBNEP-29
Analysis of Point Source Discharges (including oil field brine discharges) in the CCBNEP Study Area – 50 pages June 1998 CCBNEP-30
Public Access Plan
July 1998 CCBNEP-31
Sediment Quality Assessment of Storm Water Outfalls and Other Sites of Concern in the CCBNEP Study Area
Part 1: Sediment Quality Assessment
Part 2: Appendices
September 1998 CCBNEP-32
Evaluation of Bycatch Reduction Devices in Aransas Bay During the 1997 Spring and Fall Commercial Bay Shrimp Season – 33 pages August 1998 CCBNEP-33
Analysis of Agricultural Nonpoint Source Runoff to
Baffin Bay and its Possible Effect on the Brown
Tide Phytoplankton Bloom
– 76 pages
August 1999
Assessment of Surface Runoff Water Quality from Agricultural Croplands in the Odem Watershed
February 2000
CCBNEP-34
Microbiological Monitoring and Assessment of Storm Drain Runoff within the CBBEP Project Area
September 2001
CCBNEP-35
Riparian Habitat Corridor Characterization In The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program Area – CD Available – E-mail info@cbbep.org
September 2002
CBBEP-36

 

CBBEP Management Plan

 Coastal Bend Bays Plan / Comprehensive Conservation and
Management Plan (CCMP)

This primary planning document is a four-year, community-based,
consensus-building effort that identifies problems facing the bay system,
and to develop a long-term comprehensive conservation and management plan.
Click here to find out how the Bays Plan complements and coordinates
existing resource management programs and plans
( 87 page .pdf file).
CCMP Implementation Review – This document highlights the successes and challenges experienced by the Program staff and Management Conference for fiscal years 1999, 2000, & 2001. Click here to find out more(122 page .pdf file).
Case Study of EPA Fund Leveraging in the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program – Find out how the CBBEP leveraged $1.13 million of funding from the US EPA to obtain nearly $9 million in additional funds. Click here for all the details(46 page .pdf file).
The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program Economic Profile characterizes the regional economy for the Texas Coastal Bend. This informative document includes data on the output and employment of businesses, and the employment and incomes of workers in the Coastal Bend.
Click here to review this important information.
Bay Summit Notebook – Hard Copy Available – E-mail info@cbbep.org

 

Colonial Waterbird Management Plan

These reports of the Colonial Waterbird and Rookery Island Management Plans include field observations and management recommendations based on historical surveys. The plans encompass rookery islands along the central and lower Texas coast. The purpose is to characterize coastal rookeries, identify habitats and impacts, and to summarize historical population trends. Site-specific recommendations provide resource managers with strategies to improve waterbird breeding success. Colonial Waterbird and Rookery Island Management Plan- April 2005Colonial Waterbird and Rookery Island Management Plan- July 2003

 

Special Publications

Naturescaping and Xeriscaping in the Texas Coastal Bend    
Species Richness, Relative Abundance and Habitat Associations of Nocturnal Birds along the Rio Grande in Southern Texas – 7 pages    
State of the Bay – A Report for the Future Part 1 | Part 2    
Prehistoric and Early Historic People and Environment in the Corpus Christi Bay Area12 pages    
Texas Shores: “Recognizing Corpus Christi Bay” – 18 pages Spring 1994
Vol.27, No.1
Seagrass! A Cornerstone of Bay Productivity – 4 pages January 1998
CCBNEP-204
GIS Database of Hypoxia (Low Oxygen), Conditions in Corpus Christi Bay, Volume 1 Technical Report – 61 pages March 2002 Volume 1
NEAC Rincon Bayou Monitoring Plan – 28 pages July 2002
Monitoring Hypoxia Conditions in Corpus Christi Bay – 2003 – 152 pages 2003  

 

Fact Sheets

  What are the Issues? – 5 pages
What is An Estuary? – 5 pages
Habitat and Living Resource – 3 pages
Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries: The Changing Face of a Landscape Sept. 1996