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                                                      Water Velocity and Suspended Solids Concentrations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • The fact that transects 1 and 2 have hard wood tree cover that does not allow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             underwater vegetation to grow, appears to play a major role in the relatively

                                                  in the Proximity of Tree Islands in Everglades National Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               rapid flow in areas with dense tree cover. In contrast, water velocities are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             relatively low inside the tree line at transect 3, which is located at the tail of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tree island. In the tail the trees are sparser and do not significantly impede light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             penetration towards the water, thereby permitting underwater vegetation to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             flourish. This underwater vegetation impedes flow, thereby decreasing water
                                                                METHODS                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gumbo Limbo Transect 3 - West Side
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tree Line Starts at G3 + 175
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Speeds w/o considering Vz and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          omitting data with SNR values equal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to or less than 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RESULTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    velocities in this area.
 OBJECTIVESABSTRACT                                               OBJECTIVES                                                                                                            5.00

                                                                • Spatially intensive velocity data are being taken along 3 transects that are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tree Line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Water velocity measurements along the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • The Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters work

 The overall goal of this study is to determine the             perpendicular to the main North-South axis of each island, using a Sontek handheld
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         transects varied between less than 1 cm/s to more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   by generating a narrow beam of sound. The

                                                                                                                                                            Speed (cm/s)

 importance of water flow in the formation and preservation     device (Picture 2). The first and northern-most transect is located by the island’s                                     2.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         than 4 cm/s. The highest velocities occurred at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sound is then reflected by particulate matter
 of tree islands in the Florida Everglades. In the process      tropical hardwood hammock (head), the second transect is located near the middle                                        1.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         those stations where there is an opening (due to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suspended in the water. The equipment                                                                                                                                                         Gumbo Limbo Argonaut Location
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 we intend to measure suspended sediment properties and         and the third is located close to the tail of the island. Each transect has its origin to                               0.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sawgrass die-off) in transects 1 and 3. Relatively                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  then measures the frequency change of the                                                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bottom was stirred to add
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 develop methods for measuring water velocity in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     high velocities are observed inside the tree line in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                received signal and calculates the water

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                                                                the west of the tree island and has a station every 5 meters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Station No.
 unique environments of the Everglades.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      velocity. Unfortunately the amount of                                                                    1

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the areas closer to the head of the island. Low                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           12

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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sawgrass                          Open area with small patches of sawgrass.                                                                Sparse         Button Bush is thicker as we approach the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        0

                                                                • One Sontek Argonaut ADV autonomous velocity meter has been installed near
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bush    island's tail. Sparse sawgrass. Underwater                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Speed depended on the location of the patches.                                                           Button                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   0                5             10             15                       20                 25             30              35             40             45            50              55

               Map of Everglades National Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             becomes plants abundant inside "tree line"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         velocities were recorded inside the tree line at the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                suspended solids in the Shark Valley                                                                   -1


                                                                each tree island to obtain temporally intensive velocity in three dimensions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tail of the island (Figure 1).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Slough is so low that the measurements                                                                 -3


                                                                (Picture 3).

                                                                                                                                                            Figure 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         have not been reliable unless suspended                                                                -5
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                                                                • Suspended sediments are characterized along the transects. Samples are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gumbo Limbo Transect 3 - West Side                                                                                                                                                                                                                          solids are added by stirring the bottom or by                                                                                                    Vx                       Vy                     Vz                        SNRx                 SNRy                     SNRz

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             adding particulates to the water (Figure 5). Figure 5
                                                                collected without filtration for turbidity, particle size distribution and number of        • Wind velocity and direction are highly variable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4.50
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                                                                particles per ml analyses. The latter two are performed with a Coulter Counter              Water flow is shielded from wind influences inside                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4.00
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                                                                Particle Size Analyzer (Picture 4). The gravimetric analysis of total suspended solids,     the tree line at transects 1 and 2 but not at transect                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • However, it was also noted that even

                                                                volatile suspended solids and non- volatile suspended solids is being conducted by          3. Water depth was variable in all transects but                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with acceptable values of sound to noise
                                                                sampling with an in-line filtration system (Picture 1).                                     there is a clear tendency for water depth to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ratio (SNR) which is achieved by adding
                                                                                                                                                            decrease as the center of the island is approached                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gumbo Limbo Transect 1 - West Side

                Enlarged Area                                   • Tests using dyes and tracers will be conducted in order to test if the acoustic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sediments to the water, some of the high                                                                                                                                   Tree Line Starts at G1 + 30 (021018)

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                                                                                                                                                            in transects 1 and 2. This tendency was not                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      velocity magnitudes were primarily
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                                                                Doppler systems are underestimating water velocity through vegetation, since the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Station No.

                       Area of Study

                                                                                                                                                            observed for transect 3. Turbidity was relatively low                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sawgrass                                               Open area with small patches of sawgrass                                                                                                                                     Sparse                                   Button Bush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             caused by the velocity reading in the “z”

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                                                                Doppler system requires that an area be cleared of vegetation between the sampling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Button Bush                              becomes                                                                                                                            4

                                                                                                                                                            along all 3 transects with most values being in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thicker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             direction. We believe that the high Vz

                                                                volume and the transducers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speed w/o Vz (cm/s)
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                                                                                                                                                            0.45 NTUs to 0.55 NTUs range (Figure 2).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             values are created by the addition of                                          1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Figure 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sediments and the release of gases when                                        0

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                         Satin Leaf X        Hammock                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the bottom is stirred. All data have been                                                                                                                                                                 Station No.                                          Water Vel Magnitude (cm/s)
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                                         X    X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gumbo Limbo T1 + 00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 4, 2002                                                                                                                                                                                                • The particle size distribution of most samples                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          revised and, for the sake of consistency, Figure 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       was exponential in nature with the largest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                incorporate only the x and y components
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   number of particles having a smaller average                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of velocity (Figure 6).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   diameter. Mean particle size was relatively
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                                                                                                                                                                           Number of Particles per ml

                      X - Tree Islands                                                                                                                                                                  3000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       constant, varying from 2.5 to 4.0 microns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dense sawgrass vegetation. Our data indicate Acoustic Doppler Velocity
                       Under Study                                                                                                                                                                      2500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Figure 3).
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  meter water velocities are likely being underestimated. Further testing has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to be performed to confirm these preliminary findings. If it is confirmed, a
ABSTRACT                                                        Picture 1.                                     Picture 2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              different method (other than use of the Sontek Flowtracker) will have to be
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   October 18, 2002                                                                                                                                                                                                                developed to measure water velocity in areas that are densely vegetated
This study quantifies water velocities and determines                                                                                                                                                                2                       3                    4                 5               6             7       8        9          10

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1.8                        Total Suspended
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suspended sediment characteristics in the vicinity of 3 tree                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1.6

islands situated in the Shark Valley Slough in Everglades                                                                                                       Figure 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1.4

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National Park. The three islands are known as Black                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1.0

Hammock, Gumbo Limbo and Satin Leaf. Additionally, we                                                                                                       •Total suspended solids were measured at 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *Jose Bazante M.S., M.B.A.                    Michael Ross, Ph.D. and Daniel L. Childers, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Helena M. Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D., P.E.          Southeast Environmental Research Center,
plan to develop a method to evaluate the effect of wind on                                                                                                  stations at transect 1 using an in-line filtration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                University of Miami, Dept. of Civil, Arch.,   Florida International University, Miami, Florida

water flow and to evaluate the use of the acoustic Doppler                                                                                                  system. Total suspended solids were in the order                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Environmental Engineering,
meters for measuring flow in the Everglades. We expect to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Coral Gables, Florida                         Lynn Leonard, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                            of 1.0 mg/L and were relatively constant between                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jbazante@bellsouth.net hmsolo@miami.edu

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
find important correlations between the variables under study                                                                                               stations. As expected, most of the total suspended                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Legend                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Department of Earth Science and Geology,
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that will allow us to model and understand the relationship                                                                                                 solids were volatile due to the high organic content
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sherry Mitchell, Ph.D.                        Wilmington, North Carolina
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Everglades National Park,
between water flow and the creation and preservation of tree                                                                                                of suspended solids in a marsh environment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Homestead, Florida
islands.                                                        Picture 3                                      Picture 4                                    (Figure 4).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Figure 4
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