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High-Flow Field Experiments to Inform Everglades Restoration: Experimental Data, 2010-2016


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A. Microtopography

Table A-1: Mean and Variability of Peat Elevations in Decompartmentalization Physical Model (DPM), 2010 and 2011.

Table A-2: Mean and Variability of Floc Thickness in DPM, 2010 and 2011.

Figures: A-1 - A-42. (examples of some of the plots available are below)

Bar graph showing Site C1 distribution of peat surface elevation and vegetation type contrasted with water level exceedance probability at EDEN site 69E.
Figure A-1. Site C1 distribution of peat surface elevation and vegetation type contrasted with water level exceedance probability at EDEN site 69E.
Bar graph showing comparison of mean peat elevations for Decompartmentalization Physical Model data collected in 2010 and 2011.
Figure A-5. Comparison of mean peat elevations for DPM data collected in 2010 and 2011.
Time series graph of averaged microtopography elevations collected near the KPSI piezometer at site C2 slough.
Figure A-8. Time series graph of averaged microtopography elevations collected near the KPSI piezometer at site C2 slough.


B. Surface Water and Groundwater Levels

Figures: B-1 - B-55. (examples of some of the plots available are below)

Time series plot of water level elevation at all of the sites in Decompartmentalization Physical Model.
Figure B-1. Time series plot of water level elevation at all of the sites in DPM.
Time series plot of water levels at C1 in Decompartmentalization Physical Model for the period of the 2013 flow release.
Figure B-17. Time series plot of water levels at C1 in DPM for the period of the 2013 flow release.
Time series plot of surface water and groundwater in Decompartmentalization Physical Model at site Z51_USGS.
Figure B-14. Time series plot of surface water and groundwater in DPM at site Z51_USGS.


C. Surface Flow Velocities and Shear Stress

Table C-1: Monthly Flow Velocity Statistics for continuously sampled Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV)  sites.

Figures: C-1 - C-177. (examples of some of the plots available are below)

Plots showing daily average Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter flow vectors recorded at continuously sampled Decompartmentalization Physical Model sites during water years 2010 through 2015.
Figure C-1. Daily average ADV flow vectors recorded at continuously sampled DPM sites during water years 2010 through 2015.
Graphs showing Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter velocity profiles recorded at Decompartmentalization Physical Model site C1 Slough.
Figure C-103. ADV velocity profiles recorded at DPM site C1 Slough.
Time series plot of continuously sampled burst average Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter flow direction recorded at C2S site during water year 2015 (8/1/2015  3/31/2016).
Figure C-5. Time series plot of continuously sampled burst average ADV flow direction recorded at C2S site during water year 2015 (8/1/2015 3/31/2016).
Cartesian coordinate graph showing velocities at Z51 Slough from Flow Tracker measurements.
Figure C-151. Velocities at Z51 Slough from Flow Tracker measurements.


D. Suspended Particle Sizes and Concentration

Table D-1: SSC calculated error.

Table D-2: Error analysis performed using duplicate samples taken March 9-10, 2015.

Table D-3: Error analysis performed using duplicate samples taken March 1-3, 2016.

Figures: D-1 - D-365. (examples of some of the plots available are below)

Time series plot of suspended sediment concentration at site RS1U during the November 5th, 2013 flow release.
Figure D-1. Time series plot of suspended sediment concentration at site RS1U during the November 5th, 2013 flow release.
Aerial map showing Transient Flow 1 Suspended Sediment Load.
Figure D-122. Transient Flow 1 Suspended Sediment Load.
Time series plot of phosphorus concentration near the bed at all sites during the November 5th, 2013 flow release.
Figure D-23. Time series plot of phosphorus concentration near the bed (5 cm) at all sites during the November 5th, 2013 flow release.
Stacked time series plot of particle size distribution and volume-weighted particle size distributions at RS1D Ridge site.
Figure D-210. Stacked time series plot of particle size distribution and volume-weighted particle size distributions at RS1D Ridge site.


E. Biogeochemical Sampling

Figures: E-1 - E-208. (examples of some of the plots available are below)

Graphs showing volume weighted distributions of suspended particles for water column samples collected November 2-3, 2013.
Figure E-1. Volume weighted distributions of suspended particles for water column samples collected November 2-3, 2013.
Graphs showing comparisons of volumetric fraction distributions of Water Column, Floc and Epiphyton by size for samples collected November 2-3, 2013.
Figure E-8. Comparisons of volumetric fraction distributions of Water Column, Floc and Epiphyton by size for samples collected November 2-3, 2013.
Plot showing comparison of average volume weighted equivalent diameter for each particle type of samples collected November 2-3, 2013.
Figure E-7. Comparison of average volume weighted equivalent diameter for each particle type of samples collected November 2-3, 2013.
Bar graph showing labile, microbial and refractory fractionation and total phosphorus concentrations from floc, epiphyton and water column samples collected at C1 from 2010 through 2012.
Figure E-115. Labile, microbial and refractory fractionation and total phosphorus concentrations from floc, epiphyton and water column samples collected at C1 from 2010 through 2012.



F. Vegetation Influence on Flow

Table F-1: The dominant species contributing to each vegetative community.

Table F-2: Vegetative data refer to stems and leaves greater than 15 cm in length with epiphyton collected in September and November of 2010.

Table F-3: Vegetative data refer to stems and leaves greater than 15 cm in length after removal of epiphyton collected in September and November of 2010.

Table F-4: Vegetative data refer to only stems and leaves greater than 15 cm in length collected in November 2011.

Table F-5: Vegetative data refer to only stems and leaves greater than 15 cm in length collected in November 2012.

Table F-6: Vegetative data refer to only stems and leaves greater than 15 cm in length collected in August 2013.

Table F-7: Vegetative data refer to only stems and leaves greater than 15 cm in length collected in August 2014.

Figures: F-1 - F-21. (example of some of the plots available are below)

Plots showing average vegetation stem diameter, frontal area, and dimensional volume (fraction of bulk volume) at site L67A Ridge.
Figure F-1. Average vegetation stem diameter, frontal area, and dimensional volume (fraction of bulk volume) at site L67A Ridge.


G. Water Quality Monitoring

Figures: G-1 G-13. (example of some of the plots available are below)

Time Series plot of turbidity for all sites during the flow release, November 4-10, 2013.
Figure G-1. Time Series plot of turbidity for all sites during the flow release, November 4-10, 2013.


H. Groundwater Surface Water Interactions Detected using Heat as a Tracer

Figures: H-1 - H-8. (examples of some of the plots available are below)

Plot showing temperature data from RS1D collected between September, 2013 and November, 2014 at various depths at and below the peat-floc boundary.
Figure H-1. Temperature data from RS1D collected between September, 2013 and November, 2014 at various depths at and below the peat-floc boundary.
Plot showing temperature data from Z51_USGS collected between August, 2014 and February, 2016.
Figure H-6. Temperature data from Z51_USGS collected between August, 2014 and February, 2016.


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