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Table of Estuary and Great Lake Names

These tables contain lists of Estuarine Drainage names, Great Lakes names, and CEE-TV Regions for Alaska that are included in the CEE-TV database to aid in querying the “Estuary or Great Lake” field.  Copy and paste this information into the search form.

“Estuarine Drainage Area" and "Coastal Drainage Area" are hydrologic units based on watershed boundaries. The terms were defined and developed as part of the "Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF)" of the National Ocean Service, within the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For detailed definitions and explanations of these terms, visit the CAF website at: http://coastalgeospatial.noaa.gov/back_gis.html

Each Great Lake includes data in and surrounding the lake using a 30 km buffer zone. Data that fell within 30 km of more than one lake was assigned to the closest lake. Records falling outside United States boundaries (e.g., Ontario data) do not have designated hydrologic unit codes (HUCs).

NOAA has yet to define Estuarine and Coastal Drainage Areas for Alaska. For the CEE-TV database, regions for Alaska were delineated based on topography and existing HUCs. These were created to facilitate database searches for Alaska.  (CEE-TV Regions for Alaska)  

Estuarine Drainage Area Name
Atlantic Coast

State

Albemarle Sound

NC, VA

Altamaha River

GA

Barnegat Bay

NJ

Biscayne Bay

FL

Blue Hill Bay

ME

Bogue Sound

NC

Buzzards Bay

MA

Cape Canaveral

FL

Cape Cod

MA

Cape Cod Bay

MA

Cape Fear River

NC

Casco Bay

ME

Charleston Harbor

SC

Chesapeake Bay

DC, MD, VA

Chincoteague Bay

VA

Cumberland-St. Simmons

GA

Daytona-St. Augustine

FL

Damariscotta River

ME

Delaware Bay

DE, MD, NJ, PA

Delaware Inland Bays

DE

East Mississippi Sound  

MS

Englishman/Machias Bay

ME

Florida Bay

FL

Gardiners Bay

NY

Great Bay

NH

Great South Bay

NY

Hudson River/Raritan Bay

NY, NJ

Indian River

FL

Kennebec/Androscoggin River

ME

Long Island Sound

NY, CT

Massachusetts Bay

MA

Merrimack River

MA

Muscongus Bay

ME

Narragansett Bay

MA, RI

Narraguagus Bay

ME

New Jersey Inland Bays

NJ

North/ South Santee Rivers

SC

Pamlico Sound

NC

Passamaquoddy Bay

ME

Penobscot Bay

ME

Piscataqua-Salmon Falls

ME, NH, MA

Plum Island Sound

MA

Saco Bay

ME

Savannah River

GA, SC

Sheepscot Bay

ME

St. Andrew/St. Simons Sounds

GA

St. Catherines/Sapelo Sounds

GA

St. Helena Sound

SC

St. Johns River

FL

St. Marys River/Cumberland Sound

GA, SC

Stono/North Edisto Rivers

SC

Vero Beach

FL

West Mississippi Sound

LA, MS

Winyah Bay

SC

 

Estuarine Drainage Area Name
Pacific Coast

State

Alsea River   

OR

Anaheim Bay

CA

Celleguas

CA

Central San Francisco/San Pablo/ Suisan Bays

CA

Columbia River

WA, OR

Coos Bay

OR

Elkhorn Slough

CA

Grays Harbor

WA

Hoh-Quillayute

WA

Hood Canal

WA

Humboldt Bay

CA

Los Angeles

CA

Monterey Bay

CA

Morro Bay

CA

Nehalem River

OR, WA

Puget Sound

WA

San Diego Bay

CA

San Francisco Bay

CA

San Pedro Bay

CA

Santa Monica Bay

CA

Skagit Bay

WA

Tijuana Estuary

CA

Tomales Bay

CA

Willapa Bay

WA

Yaquina Bay

OR

 

Estuarine Drainage Area Name
Gulf Coast

State

Apalachee Bay

FL

Apalachicola Bay

FL

Aransas Bay

TX

Atchafalaya/Vermilion Bays

LA

Barataria Bay

LA

Brazos River

TX

Breton/Chandeleur Sound

LA

Calcasieu Lake

LA

Charlotte Harbor

FL

Corpus Christi Bay

TX

Crystal-Pithlachascotee

FL

Florida Bay

FL

Galveston Bay

TX

Lower Laguna Madre

TX

Matagorda Bay

TX

Mermentau River

LA

Mississippi River

LA

Mobile Bay

AL

North Ten Thousand Islands

FL

Pensacola Bay

FL

Plum Island Sound

MA

Puget Sound

WA

Sabine Lake

LA, TX

San Antonio Bay

TX

Sarasota Bay

FL

South Ten Thousand Islands

FL

St. Andrew Bay

FL

Suwannee River

FL

Tampa Bay

FL

Terrebonne/Timbalier Bays

LA

Upper Laguna Madre

TX

Vero Beach

FL

West Mississippi Sound

LA, MS

 

Great Lake Name

State or Province

Lake Superior

MI, MN, WI, ON

Lake Michigan

IL, IN, MI, WI

Lake Huron

MI, ON

Lake Erie

MI, NY, OH, PA, ON

Lake Ontario

NY, ON

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CEE-TV Regions for Alaska

Aleutian Islands

Beaufort Sea

Bristol Bay

Chatham Strait

Chukchi Sea

Clarance Strait

Cook Inlet

Copper River

Glacier Bay

Kodiak Island

Kuskokowim Bay

Norton Sound

Nunivak/Pribilof Islands

Port Clarance Harbor

Prince William Sound

Prudhoe Bay

St. Lawrence Island

Yakutat Bay

 

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Last modified: 05/02/2012
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