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2006 South Florida Environmental Report, Vol. I

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Volume I

The South Florida Environment

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Units of Measurement

Glossary of Technical Terms

Chapters

Chapter 1A - Introduction to the 2006 South Florida Environmental Report – Volume I

Chapter 1B - Cross-Cutting Issues in the 2006 South Florida Environmental Report – Impacts of the 2004 Hurricanes on the South Florida Environment

Chapter 2A - Status of Water Quality in the Everglades Protection Area

Chapter 2B - Mercury Monitoring, Research and Environmental Assessment in South Florida

Chapter 2C - Status of Phosphorus and Nitrogen in the Everglades Protection Area

Chapter 3 - Phosphorus Controls for the Basins Tributary to the Everglades Protection Area

Chapter 4 - STA Performance, Compliance and Optimization

Chapter 5 - Hydrology of the South Florida Environment

Chapter 6 - Ecology of the Everglades Protection Area

Chapter 7A - Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Annual Report

Chapter 7B - Update on RECOVER Implementation and Monitoring for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan

Chapter 8 - Implementation of the Long-Term Plan for Achieving Water Quality Goals in the Everglades Protection Area

Chapter 9 - The Status of Nonindigenous Species in the South Florida Environment

Chapter 10 - Lake Okeechobee Protection Program – State of the Lake and Watershed

Chapter 11 - Kissimmee River Restoration and Upper Basin Initiatives

Chapter 12 - Management and Restoration of Coastal Ecosystems

Chapter 13 - Everglades Forever Act Annual Financial Report

Appendices

Appendix 1A-1 - Chapter 36-2005, Laws of Florida

Appendix 1A-2 - Peer Review Panel Comments on the 2006 South Florida Environmental Report - Volume I

Appendix 1A-3 - Comments on the 2006 South Florida Environmental Report - Volume I from Outside Persons and Organizations

Appendix 1A-4 - 2006 South Florida Environmental Report - Volume I Authors’ Responses to Comments

Appendix 1A-5 - Final Report of the Peer Review Panel for the 2006 South Florida Environmental Report - Volume I

Appendix 2A-1 - Summary of Water Year 2005 Water Quality Monitoring Results

Appendix 2A-2 - Summary of Water Year 2001 through Water Year 2005 Water Quality Monitoring Results at Individual Monitoring Stations

Appendix 2A-3 - Summary of Water Year 2005 Attainment of the Dissolved Criteria at Individual Everglades Monitoring Stations

Appendix 2B-1 - Annual Permit Compliance Monitoring Report for Mercury in Downstream Receiving Waters of the Everglades Protection Area

Appendix 2B-2 - Status Report on ACME Studies on the Control of Hg Methylation and Bioaccumulation in the Everglades

Appendix 2C-1 - Water Quality Standards for Phosphorus within the Everglades Protection Area

Appendix 2C-2 - Annual Summary of Phosphorus Concentrations at Everglades Protection Area Monitoring Stations during Water Year 2005

Appendix 3-1a - Water Year 2005 Permit-Level Data

Appendix 3-1b - Annual Permit Compliance Monitoring Summary Report for EAA and C-139 Discharge Structures

Appendix 3-2 - Annual Permit Compliance Monitoring Report for Non-ECP Discharge Structures

Appendix 3-2a - Non-ECP Water Quality Sampling Sites, Monitoring Schedule, and Flow Volumes

Appendix 3-2b - Summary Statistics of Non-ECP Water Quality Monitoring Data for Water Year 2005

Appendix 3-2c - Time Series and Box Plots for Non-ECP Water Quality Monitoring Data Exhibiting Excursions from Class III Numeric Standards for Water Year 2005

Appendix 3-2d - Time Series and Box Plots of Total Phosphorus at Non-ECP Monitoring Sites for Water Year 2005 and Earlier Periods

Appendix 3-2e - Water Quality Monitoring Data for Non-ECP Monitoring Locations for Water Year 2005

Appendix 3-2f - Total Phosphorus Water Quality Data for Everglades Stormwater Program Basins

Appendix 4-1 - Statements of Authenticity of the Sampling and Analytical Programs for the EFA Permits

Appendix 4-2 - Individual STA Performance Time Series Plots for STA-1W, STA-2, STA-5 and STA-6

Appendix 4-3 - Water Year 2005 Water Quality Data for STA-1W

Appendix 4-4 - Annual Permit Compliance Monitoring Report for Mercury in the Stormwater Treatment Areas

Appendix 4-5 - Water Year 2005 Diel Data for STA-1W

Appendix 4-6 - Water Year 2005 Water Quality Data for STA-2

Appendix 4-7 - Updated Ecological Risk Assessment of Mercury at STA-2: Bald Eagle, Wood Stork and Snail Kite

Appendix 4-8 - Water Year 2005 Diel Data for STA-2

Appendix 4-9 - Baseline Tracer Study: STA-2, Cell 3 Final Report

Appendix 4-10 - Water Year 2005 Water Quality Data for STA-3/4

Appendix 4-11 - Water Year 2005 Water Quality Data for STA-5

Appendix 4-12 - Water Year 2005 Diel Data for STA-5

Appendix 4-13 - Water Year 2005 Water Quality Data for STA-6

Appendix 4-14 - Floc and Sediment Maps for the Stormwater Treatment Areas – Summer 2003

Appendix 4-15 - PSTA Research and Demonstration Project Phase 1, 2 and 3 Summary Report

Appendix 4-16 - 2003-2004 Summary Report for Periphyton-based Stormwater Treatment Project

Appendix 5-1 - Historical Daily Average Water Levels

Appendix 5-2 - Regulation Schedules

Appendix 5-3 - Water Year 2005 Monthly Inflows and Outflows

Appendix 12-1 - Modeling Freshwater Inflows and Salinity in the Loxahatchee River and Estuary

Appendix 12-2 - Water Quality Exceedances in the Biscayne Bay Region (1988–2003)

Appendix 12-3 - Regional Long-Term Annual Trends in Biscayne Bay (1980–2005)

Appendix 12-4 - Evaluation of Naples Bay Water Quality and Hydrologic Data

Appendix 12-5 - Environmental and Hydrologic History of Estero Bay: Implications for Watershed Management and Restoration

Appendix 12-6 - The Caloosahatchee Estuary: Status and Trends in Water Quality in the Estuary and Nutrient Loading at the Franklin Lock and Dam


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