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Sediment quality assessment guidelines developed for the State of Florida for 34 priority substances based on the approach recommended by Long and Morgan (1990). They are intended to assist sediment quality assessment applications, such as identifying priority areas for non-point source management actions, designing wetland restoration projects, and monitoring trends in environmental contamination. They are not intended to be used as sediment quality criteria.


Long, E.R. and L.G. Morgan 1990. The potential for biological effects of sediment-sorbed contaminants tested in the National Status and Trends Program. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OMA 52. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Seattle, WA.


MacDonald, D.D. 1994. Approach to the Assessment of Sediment Quality in Florida Coastal Waters. Office of Water Policy, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, Florida. (