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Determining Target Salinity Values for Restoration of the Estuaries of the Greater Everglades

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lynn Wingard
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Determining Target Salinity Values for Restoration of the Estuaries of the Greater Everglades
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: project
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=salinity_values>
Description:
Abstract:
The primary objective of this project is to provide information to Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) managers that can be used to establish target salinity values and performance measures for the estuaries and coastal ecosystems. The information provided will consider the contribution of climate, sea level rise, and anthropogenic alteration of salinity values in the estuaries and coastal ecosystems.

The four areas of focus for the project are:

1. Refine existing modern analog dataset by completing analyses of modern samples collected between 1996 and 2004 and applying the data to core data compiled in the Synthesis Task 2. Collect new cores (if necessary) within the southern estuaries to fill in information gaps identified by the land management agencies (Everglades National Park (ENP), and Biscayne National Park (BNP) and the Southern Estuaries Subteam of the Regional Evaluation Team (RET) of Restoration Coordination and Verification (RECOVER) 3. Select a few sites in the transition zones to collect cores in a transect moving perpendicular to shore to analyze the rate of sea level rise in the region 4. Work with collaborators to input all of the combined paleoecology data into linear regression models that can hindcast salinity for different parts of the system

Purpose:
The importance and application of ecosystem history research to restoration goals has been previously identified. The Department of the Interior (DOI) Science Plan lists as one of three primary restoration activities the need to "ensure that hydrologic performance targets accurately reflect the natural predrainage hydrology and ecology". The primary goal of this project is to determine the predrainage and ecology of critical regions within the estuaries and coastal ecosystems of south Florida identified by the groups charged with setting performance measures and targets for these coastal zones.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20061001
Ending_Date: 20100930
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.6
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: chemistry
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme_Keyword: 014
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Collier County
Place_Keyword: Lee County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Big Cypress National Preserve
Place_Keyword: Biscayne National Park
Place_Keyword: Ten Thousand Islands NWR
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Current project personnel include: T. Cronin, M. Marot, J. Murray, C. Bernhardt, T. Colley, T. Sheehan, B. Stackhouse. D. Willard, and F. Marshall

Previous project personnel include: C. Holmes, W. B. Schill, R. Ortiz, C. Budet, K. Waylen, J. Hudley,

Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Wolfert-Lohmann, M. A.

Langevin, C. D.; Jones, S. A.; Reich, C. D.; Wingard, G. L.; Kuffner, I. B.; Cunningham, K. J.

Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey Science Strategy for Biscayne National Park and Surrounding Areas in Southeastern Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2007-1288
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/4/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1288/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Wingard, G. L.

Hudley, J. W.; Marshall, F. E.

Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Estuaries of the Greater Everglades: Laboratories of Long-term Change
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Fact Sheet
Issue_Identification: 2010-3407
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/16/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3047/index.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Marshall, III, F. E.

Wingard, G. L.; Pitts, P.

Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
A simulation of historic hydrology and salinity in Everglades National Park: coupling paleologic assemblage data with regression models
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Estuaries and Coasts
Issue_Identification: v. 32, n. 1, p. 37-53
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Port Republic, MD
Publisher: Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF)
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/16/2011
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.springerlink.com/content/q51314875513114x/fulltext.pdf>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Murray, J. B.

Wingard, G. L.; Cronin, T. M.; Orem, W. H.; Willard, D. A.; Holmes, C. W.; Reich, C.; Shinn, E.; Marot, M,; Lerch, T.; Trappe, C.; Landacre, B.

Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Evidence of environmental change in Rankin Basin, Central Florida Bay, Everglades National Park
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2010-1125
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/16/2011
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/2010-1125/index.html>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not available
Completeness_Report: not available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Development of salinity targets for CERP through application of paleoecologic data

Modern proxy data have been compiled and tested against known salinities and shown to be a reliable indicator of salinity with a correlation coefficient of 0.8 at a 95% confidence level. These results were presented to members of the Southern Esutaries Sub-Team of RECOVER and at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration in April 2007. Collaboration on the development of salinity targets with the Southern Estuaries sub-team has continued, and a set of preliminary salinity targets has been developed. The paleosalinity values provided by our project have been successfully used by modelers to hindcast stage height in the terrestrial Everglades

Process_Date: 2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Assessment of sea level rise in South Florida's estuaries

In FY 2007 the plan is to select a few sites in the transition zones to collect cores in an transect moving perpendicular to shore in order to analyze the rate of sea level rise in the region. Existing datasets on sea level change will be gathered and compiled.

Process_Date: 2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Tom Cronin
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-6363
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tcronin@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Development of Salinity Targets for CERP through application of Paleoecologic Data

In FY08, we will analyze all existing core data using the modern molluscan proxy data set developed in FY07. These results will be compared to other proxy data, and summary interpretations published. Additional modern collections will be made in the nearshore and infaunal communities of the estuaries to fine tune the proxy data sets. We will continue our collaboration with the Southern Estuaries Sub-Team and the modelers using our paleosalinity data in regression analyses

Process_Date: 2009
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Assessment of sea level rise in South Florida’s estuaries

Collection of new cores was delayed in FY07 while we completed analyses of the SW coastal cores from the Ecosystem History of the Southwest Coast-Shark River Slough Outflow Area Project. We believe these cores will illustrate general sea level patterns in southern Florida that can then be tested in Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay if necessary. We are continuing to compile existing data sets on sea level change and hope to initiate collaboration with Florida Gulf Coast University in FY08.

Process_Date: 2010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Tom Cronin
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-6363
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tcronin@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Development of salinity targets for CERP through application of paleoecologic data

We will continue in FY10 to provide information on flow, stage and salinity for the pre-drainage Everglades to the Southern Coastal Systems subteam of RECOVER. We will utilize the models developed by Dr. Frank Marshall (contractor, Cetacean Logic Foundation) coupled with paleoecologic data from USGS cores. At least two additional cores from Florida Bay will be analyzed in FY10. (Individual reports will release the core data.) Our plan is to complete work on Florida Bay, and to develop a "consensus" pre-drainage hydrologic regime for Florida Bay. This information will be presented orally and/or in report form to the Southern Coastal Systems subteam of RECOVER. In addition, we will compile the information for a manuscript on the pre-drainage hydrology of Florida Bay for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Work will expand in FY10 from Florida Bay to begin applying the coupled paleoecology - linear regression models to cores from Southwest Coastal area (Shark River Slough Transect). At least one core from this area will be incorporated into the linear regression models in FY10.

Additionally, improvements to our modern analog data set will continue. We will identify/refine the modern ecologic constraints for a few key species found in the cores. A faunal/floral association found in the southwest coastal area will be investigated as potential indicators for the critical freshwater/estuarine transition zone. This work will be conducted in conjunction with Impacts of Hydrologic and Climatic Change on Greater Everglades Marl Prairies, Marshes, and Sloughs (Willard, PI).

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Development of salinity targets for CERP through application of paleoecologic data

FY2011 efforts will be focused on synthesizing the paleosalinity data on all of south Florida's estuaries to develop a regional overview of the changes that have occurred in the Southern Coastal Systems. These data will include the faunal and floral analyses that have been conducted over the years, as well as the linear regression models developed by Frank Marshall. By including Frank Marshall's models, we are able to estimate the freshwater stage and flow in the wetlands required to produce the paleosalinities derived from the biotic analyses.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Everglades National Park and Florida Bay

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Ecosystem History of South Florida Estuaries Data
Distribution_Liability:
The field data contained in this database have been compiled, standardized and verified to the original records.
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Access_Instructions: The database may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110516
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
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