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U.S. Geological Survey, Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science (GE PES)
Fiscal Year 2007 Study Work Plan
Study Start Date: October, 1996 Study End Date: ongoing
Web Sites: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/surf_wtr_flow/, http://sflwww.er.usgs.gov/projects/surf_wtr_flow/
Location (Subregions, Counties, Park or Refuge): Seminole Tribe of Florida Reservation
Funding Source: USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science (GE PES) Program; Seminole Tribe of Florida
Other Complementary Funding Source(s): SFWMD; Seminole Tribe (services in-kind)
Funding History: FY96; FY97; FY98; FY99; FY00; FY01; FY02; FY03; FY04; FY05; FY06
Principal Investigator: Rick Solis
Study Personnel: Rick Solis, email@example.com, FISC - Ft. Lauderdale staff, USGS Lab support staff, Seminole Tribe Water Resource support staff, and South Florida Water Management ESDA staff.
Supporting Organizations: Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida, South Florida Water Management (SFWMD)
Associated / Linked Projects: SFWMD/Seminole Agreement Working Group Report, Western Basin Project Management Plan, Ten Progress Reports for Water Year 2002 through Water Year 2006
Overview & Objectives:
Specific Relevance to Major Unanswered Questions and Information Needs Identified:
Flow and total phosphorus budget summaries are critical to the newer non-point EPA guidelines and in turn are integral to several of the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) calculations. Analysis of Storm Treatment Area and Best Management Practice outcomes can only be evaluated through baseline data monitoring efforts. These data sets will define parameters for de-compartmentalization and Tribal Reservation flow re-routing initiatives currently under evaluation.
The study supports Water Conservation Area 3 Decompartmentalization and Sheetflow Enhancement by monitoring the canal inflow and nutrient totals exiting the Seminole Reservation from the West and North Feeder Canals, and the headwaters of the L-3, L-4, and L-28 canal intersections. Flow and nutrient load products from both L-28 Interceptor and L-28 Canals eventual discharge into Conservation Area 3A. Baseline quantification of flow and nutrient totals are critical for defining the success of recent Best Management Nutrient load reduction initiatives for both water-ways. Proposed backfilling of the L-28 Interceptor Canal and subsequent re-diversion of flows from Conservation Area 3A and into the Big Cypress Preserve is an import baseline prerequisite prior to flow reapportionment outside the current 3A boundaries.
The study supports Comprehensive Integrated Water Quality Feasibility Study by developing water quality targets for ecosystem restoration. The success of Best Management Practices along with the implementation of Storm Treatment Areas (STA) 5 and 6 can be evaluated based on the baseline total phosphorus load totals resulting from these two critically monitored conservation area inflow points.
Finally this study supports the Ecosystem Restoration mission delineated in the Five Year Science Plan for the Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC).
Recent Products: (Open File Report 02-285) Feasibility of Estimating Constituent Concentrations and Loads Based on Data Recorded by Acoustic Instrumentation, (Water Data Report FL-04-2A) Water Resource Data, Florida, Water year 2004, Tenth Progress Report for May 1, 2005 through April 30, 2006 for the Seminole Tribe Working Group.
Planned Products: (Water Data Report FL-05-2A) Water Resource Data, Florida, Water Year, 2005, (Water Data Report FL-06-2A) Water Resource Data, Florida, Water Year, 2006, Eleventh Progress Report for May 1, 2006 through Apr. 30, 2007 for the Seminole Tribe Working Group.
Title of Task 1: Rating calibration, analysis, processing, and publication of stage and discharge data at 2 primary flow-way sites.
Task Summary and Objectives:
Work to be undertaken during the proposal year and a description of the methods and procedures:
Flow and total phosphorus budget summaries are critical to the newer non-point EPA guidelines. These summaries are in turn integral to several of the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) calculations such as the Comprehensive Integrated Water Quality Feasibility Study. Analysis of Storm Treatment Area outflows and Best Management Practices can only be evaluated through baseline data monitoring efforts. These data sets will assist in defining adaptive management approaches for de-compartmentalization and Tribal Reservation flow re-routing initiatives currently under evaluation through the Water Conservation Area 3 Decompartmentalization and Sheetflow Enhancement Study.
Specific Task Product(s):
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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