A New Analysis Approach for Characterizing Canal Water Penetration into Wetlands - A Case Study of the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife RefugeDonatto Surratt, Mike Waldon and Matthew Harwell
A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach, FL, USA
There are a variety of ways to analyze spatial water quality data.
Approaches for analyzing water quality data along transects include
typical gradient analyses and generation of isopleths. As presented
elsewhere at the 2006 GEER conference, these types of approaches were used
to characterize penetration of canal water into the interior of the A.R.M.
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). One limitation of these
approaches is that any explicit connection between structure operations
and water quality conditions in the interior marsh remains challenging to
characterize. Therefore, a novel approach for spatial water quality
analysis has been developed and applied to the Refuge, working with the
same structure flow data and marsh conductivity data as part of the
Refuge’s Enhanced Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling Program (http://www.sofia.usgs.gov/lox_monitor_model).
Contact Information: Donatto Surratt, A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR, 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL, 33437 USA, Phone: 561-735-6003, Fax: 561-735-6008, Email: email@example.com