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Coastal Gradients of Flow, Salinity and Nutrients

photo of C-111 wetland site
Project Investigators: Jeff Woods, Mark Zucker

Project Personnel: Shane Ploos, Christian Lopez, Carrie Boudreau, Stephen Huddleston, Barclay Shoemaker

Project Start Date: 2003 End Date: 2010


Summary

The objective of this project is to operate and maintain ten hydrologic and water quality DCP's in the coastal and fresh water marsh environments of the Everglades in order to support a larger integrated monitoring network studying CERP restoration changes.

For more information, please see the Freshwater Flows to Northeastern Florida Bay, Hydrologic Monitoring in Joe Bay, Southwest Florida Coastal and Wetland Systems Monitoring, Water Flows and Nutrient Fluxes to the Southwest Coast of Everglades National Park, Florida, and Everglades Depth Estimation Network project web pages.

Hydrologic and water quality information from this network will be made available for the development and calibration of hydrodynamic and water quality models of the Everglades, Florida Bay, and adjacent marine systems, and will supply physical data to help evaluate impacts from the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

The network of data collection platforms (DCP's) collect information at points of interest along transects that represent major flow paths from the Everglades wetlands to the southern estuaries. The information collected on flow, salinity, temperature, ground water - surface water interactions, and nutrient flux will be provided annually within a USGS data report.

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