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Lee, E.M. 2007. Estuarine Use Assessment: Trial Project in Casco Bay, Maine. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 60. Silver Spring, MD. 15 pp.

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This report summarizes a project carried out in 2003 that attempted to quantify the desired human uses of a specific estuary in Maine and to determine current measures of success used by coastal managers in Maine to track the ability of the estuary to support desired uses. Casco Bay was chosen as the spatial embayment for which to delineate uses, and nutrient enrichment was selected as the parameter for confirming assumptions about current measures of outcomes related to uses. The report highlights some of the challenges to completing an estuarine use assessment and offers general recommendations for addressing these challenges.

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