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Greater Everglades Hydrology: Integrating EDEN with Real-Time Hydrology and Biological Responses

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Project Personnel: Heather Henkel, Paul Conrads, Bryan McCloskey, Matt Petkewich, Nate Matthews, Carlton Wood, John W. Jones

Project Start Date: 2005 End Date: 2015

Recent Funding: (FY14) USGS GE PES, USACE RECOVER MAP, (FY13) USGS GE PES, USACE RECOVER MAP, (FY12) USGS GE PES, USACE RECOVER MAP, (FY11) USGS GE PES, USACE RECOVER MAP, (FY10) USGS GE PES, USACE RECOVER MAP


Summary

EDEN is a real-time hydrologic tool for assessments by MAP PIs and for adaptive management by decision makers.

Visit the EDEN website at http://sofia.usgs.gov/eden/

This project is intended to support the South Florida Hydrology Monitoring Network module of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) RECOVER Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) and is directly linked to the monitoring and supporting research components identified in that module. The goal of the MAP is develop a single integrated system-wide monitoring assessment plan that will be used and supported by all participating agencies and tribal governments to track and measure system-wide responses to the implementation of CERP. To date, there is no one network that provides real-time stage data across the greater Everglades landscape to guide large-scale field operation, to integrate hydrologic and biologic responses, and to support the MAP assessments by scientists and principal investigators (PIs) across disciplines all of which are founded on the hydrology.

The objectives of this project are:

  1. to relate water-level data at real-time stage gages to ungaged areas, and using ground elevation data, compute water depths throughout the greater Everglades.
  2. to gain an understanding of microtopography as it relates to vegetation and use vegetation to define water depth differences.
  3. to develop a “click-able” web-based GIS map to access real-time water-level data for all gages by RECOVER agencies in the greater Everglades.
  4. to develop a dynamic web-based ARC-IMS tool for access to user-specified hydrologic data for study sites, such as computed water depth, hydrograph recession rates, slope and hydroperiod; including other GIS information such as soils, water quality parameters, rainfall, and periphyton densities.

Map showing boundary of greater Everglades wetlands within the influence of CERP
Boundary of Greater Everglades Wetlands within the Influence of CERP (taken from CERP MAP Part 1) with landscape unit delineations. [larger image]

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