Project: Stream and Resource Protection Area Assessment
Permitting, Wetland Delineation and Wetland and Stream Assessment for Perennial waterbody within the Chesapeake Bay Area: This project involved assessing perennial waterbodies, wetland and Stream Determination GIS datasets and corresponding attribute tables creation and submission to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
Agency: Public Trust – Non Profit Agency
Project: Debary Bayou Restoration Planning and Watershed Restoration Project
Debary Bayou wetland impacts and mitigation. Water Quality Assessment and Development of the Conceptual Model for Lake Monroe and Debary Bayou. Watershed Approach to Debary Stream Restoration. Data Mining from various databases of the SJRWMD, USACE, Volusia and Seminole Counties. Coordination with agency personnel to collect and determine the data constraints, validity, format, and how the data is stored and can be used for the study. Data included water quality parameters, such as TN, TP, DO, and Chlorophyll A, TSS and various other Water quality parameters over a 40 year period of record. Water Quality Assessment using this 40 year POR water quality data; and development of the Conceptual Model for Lake Monroe and Debary Bayou.
Agency: St Johns County
Project: St Johns County Tier II Environmental Review and Reporting –
Environmental Site Specific Assessments of the project area, using various federal/ state/local environmental and regulatory databases, site specific surveys, and lab analysis, in order to determine and document the project’s (as per (24 CFR Part 58.2(a)(1)).
Agency: St Johns River Water Mgmt. District
Project: Event Mean Concentration Geostatistical Modeling
Descriptive and Multivariate Statistical analysis of Event Mean Concentrations historical data. Geostatistical Modeling using various raster that were extrapolated from derived land use values. This study specified a set of land use based event mean concentrations (EMC’s) for total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) to establish a geospatial framework that explores land use and EMC relationships within each of the four major basins of the SJRWMD. The geostatistical model developed for this study presents a logical method to approach the issue of predicting areas of high potential nutrient releases into water bodies in the SJRWMD. This study demonstrated that even with the limitations of the historical EMC data, statistical analysis and derived EMC values can provide useful geospatial information to predict nutrient loads in water bodies.
Agency: USDA – U.S. Forest Service – Region 5
Project: Beckwourth Botanical Survey – Rare Species, and Special Habitats
Botanical Survey of Rare Species and Flowering plants within the 3,000 acre Haskell Basin and 4,500 acre Crocker Basin. Survey included rare and flowering species, invasive species, basin by basin surveys and plant estimates, and special habitats within the Haskell Basin of Beckwourth Ranger District.
Agency: South Florida Water Management District
Project: C-44 Stormwater Treatment Area (STA)
Construction Monitoring Services for the C-44 STA. The Indian River Lagoon, home to more than 3,000 species of plants and animals, is considered the most biologically diverse estuarine system in the continental United States. The C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area is the first component of the multi-billion dollar Indian River Lagoon-South (IRL-S) project, part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).
After construction is completed, the project will capture local runoff from the C-44 basin, reducing average annual total nutrient loads and improving salinity in the St. Lucie Estuary and the southern portion of the Indian River Lagoon by providing, in total, 60,500 acre-feet of new water storage (50,600 acre-feet in the reservoir and 9,900 acre-feet in the STAs) and 3,600 acres of new wetlands.