Long-Term Plan Update Process Development and Engineering


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Long-Term Plan Update

  • Process Development and Engineering

  • (PDE)

  • February 28, 2006

  • Long-Term Plan Annual Update

  • Matahel Ansar, P.E.


Acquisition of Survey Data

  • Project Manager: Howard Ehmke

  • Project Description:

  • Topographic surveys were performed inside the STAs to more clearly delineate ground surface elevations between interior levees and control structures

  • Vertical control surveys were conducted at flow measurement stations to confirm, and correct where necessary, gage datum elevations



Acquisition of Survey Data

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date (FY04 and FY05):

  • Vertical Control Surveys

    • All planned vertical control survey work complete
  • Topographic Surveys

    • All planned STA surveys complete


Additional Flow & Water Quality Monitoring Stations

  • Project Manager: Matahel Ansar

  • Project Description:

  • Establishment of 47 new flow and water quality monitoring stations for the STAs

  • These additional monitoring stations are mostly in STA-3/4 in FY04 (11 structures), in STA-1E in FY05 (19 structures), and in STA-2 & STA-1W in FY06 (4 structures)



Additional Flow & Water Quality Monitoring Stations



Additional Flow & Water Quality Monitoring Stations

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date

    • All FY04 stage-related work completed: 9 culverts in STA-3/4 and 2 culverts in STA-1W (G-258 gate sensors & G-259)
    • FY05 work completed: STA-3/4 structures G-380 B&E, G-381 B&E certified and registered and flow computations have been implemented in the FLOW program
    • All 9 culverts in STA-3/4 certified and registered and flow computations have been implemented in the FLOW program


Additional Flow & Water Quality Monitoring Stations

  • Project status

  • Work planned for remainder of FY06

    • Validation tests for water quality samplers at G-370 and G-372 seepage pumps – scheduled for completion on 28th February 2006
    • Validation tests for water quality samplers at 9 culverts: G-374B&E, G-375B&E, G-377B&D, G-378B&D, and G-383 - scheduled for completion on 28th February 2006
    • Install and survey stilling wells at G-383 - scheduled for completion by May 2006


Additional Flow & Water Quality Monitoring Stations

    • 19 structures in STA-1E completed, certification to be completed by March 2006
    • 2 new stations in Cell 2A of STA-1W – to be completed May 2006
    • By end of FY06, 42 of 47 stations will be complete, with 5 stations to be completed in FY07


Correction of Flow Measurements Anomalies

  • Project Manager: Emile Damisse

  • Project Description:

  • To address anomalies in discharge measurements, and provide good quality flow data at all major flow stations in the STAs

  • Complete correction of Flow Measurement Anomalies in STA-1E and STA-3/4 by the end of FY06



Correction of Flow Measurement Anomalies

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date

    • 465 streamflow measurements


Correction of Flow Measurement Anomalies

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date

    • 106 rating analyses at 99 stations




Correction of Flow Measurement Anomalies



Correction of Flow Measurement Anomalies



Correction of Flow Measurement Anomalies

  • Project status

  • Work planned for remainder of FY06

    • Perform streamflow measurements: 132 measurements at 70 stations


Correction of Flow Measurement Anomalies

  • Project status

  • Work planned for remainder of FY06

    • Perform/complete Rating Analysis: 147 rating analyses at 49 stations


Long-Term Plan Update

  • Process Development and Engineering (PDE)

  • February 28, 2006

  • Long-Term Plan Annual Update

  • Tracey Piccone, P.E.



Update and Maintenance of Hydraulic Models

  • Project Manager: Tracey Piccone

  • Project Description:

  • Evaluate and predict changes in flow distribution as the STAs mature and change with time

  • Develop calibrated two-dimensional hydraulic simulation model of each STA

  • Regularly update and calibrate the models as new information is received (topo, structural, vegetation)



Update and Maintenance of Hydraulic Models

  • Work completed to date

    • Work Order completed with Sutron Corporation
      • Used FESWMS/SMS
      • New models of STA-2, STA-6, STA-1E, STA-1W, STA-5 and STA-3/4
      • Three flow conditions: Low Flow, Design Flow, and Peak Flow
    • Developed, calibrated, and verified models for STA-1W, STA-2, STA-3/4, STA-6 Section 1
    • Future efforts will improve upon STA models for which calibration data was not available (STA-5, STA-1E)


Update and Maintenance of Hydraulic Models

  • All reports posted at:

    • http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/erd/longtermplan/documents.shtml
  • Work planned for remainder of FY06:

    • Refine models with updated calibration, topographic, and vegetation data when available
    • Modeling in support of decision-making for operational and structural modifications


Continued Development DMSTA

  • Project Manager: Kathy Pietro

  • Project Description:

  • Refine and update the DMSTA model, including reservoir component

  • Develop calibrated DMSTA model for each STA as additional full-scale data becomes available



Continued Development DMSTA

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date:

    • FY05 and FY06 work funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of the Interior (Dr. Bill Walker)
    • Tasks completed to date:
      • Built reservoir module
      • Updated STA calibration
      • Enhanced Phosphorus Cycling component
      • Updated model platform
    • DMSTA v.2 was released April 2005
    • Used for EAARFS evaluations in mid-2005


Water Quality Impacts of Reservoirs

  • Project Manager: Yanling Zhao

  • Project Description:

  • Assist the EAA Storage Reservoirs Phase 1 PDT in the acquisition and analysis of calibration data sets for water quality impacts associated with reservoirs. These calibration data sets will be obtained from similar water bodies in central and southern Florida i.e., Lake Apopka, Lake Jessup, the Brevard County Stick Marsh and the Sun Ag reservoir, as well as Lake Istokpoga and other large-scale water supply reservoirs in South Florida.

  • Develop data files and summary report(s) of data sets collected and analyzed for use in calibrating reservoir components of water quality model(s)



Water Quality Impacts of Reservoirs

  • Project Status:

  • All lake and reservoir data was provided to Dr. Bill Walker for use in calibrating reservoir module of DMSTA2

    • All data is accessible through District’s web site:
      • http://spatial1.sfwmd.gov/wqir/
    • All Project Deliverables are posted at:
      • http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/erd/longtermplan/documents.shtml
  • All work complete



Evaluation of Full-Scale STA Enhancements

  • Project Manager: Tracey Piccone

  • Project Description:

  • Complete demonstration projects including construction of a limerock berm in Cell 5B of STA-1W and implementation of vegetation management measures designed to improve STA performance

  • Project is being funded by a cost-share agreement between the District and the DEP

  • District received grant funding in the revised amount of $1.1 million from DEP/EPA (original proposal $1.3 million)

  • Project includes management of DEP Grant Agreement G0040

  • Results of the demonstration projects can be applied to other STAs to improve their performance



Evaluation of Full-Scale STA Enhancements

  • Project Status – Limerock Berm

    • Limerock berm was completed in STA-1W Cell 5 in August 2003
      • With-berm Cell 5 outflow phosphorus concentrations will be compared to pre-berm values
      • Dye Tracer Project was completed in early FY05
      • 2004 Hurricane Damage Repairs completed in early FY05
      • Top elevation of berm was lowered in 2005 for consistency with revised Cell 5 target stage
      • Summary report underway


Evaluation of Full-Scale STA Enhancements

  • Project status - STA-3/4 Vegetation Management Demonstration Project

  • 50 sites inoculated with SAV in August 2004

  • Inoculated species root in October-November 2004

  • Natural colonization at locations without vegetation

  • Initial SAV grow-in assessed March 2005

  • Second assessment March 2006



Evaluation of Full-Scale STA Enhancements

  • Work planned for remainder of FY06

    • Complete summary report for limerock berm
    • Continue monitoring STA-3/4 Cell 2B vegetation management demonstration project
    • Ongoing submittal of quarterly progress reports and invoices to FDEP
    • Amend agreement with FDEP to extend by 6 months
      • To include results of March 2006 SAV assessment
    • Complete Final Grant Project Report


Update Baseline Data Sets

  • Project Manager: Tracey Piccone

  • Project Description:

  • Update the analyses presented in the Baseline Data report to continually improve the degree of confidence in the projected total phosphorus loads in inflows to the stormwater treatment areas (or, in some instances, discharged directly to the EPA)



Update Baseline Data Sets

  • Status

  • First update completed in FY05 as part of EAA Regional Feasibility Study

    • Work was completed by District staff and consultants
    • Flows and loads entering STAs higher than estimated in LTP
    • Revised flows and loads used during Regional Feasibility Study to evaluate alternatives for optimizing STA performance
  • No work scheduled for FY06

  • Next update scheduled for FY07



Basins with Limited Current Data

  • Project Manager: Kathy Pietro

  • Project Description:

  • To enhance the water quality and quantity data for basins with limited current data, e.g., C-51 West and C-11 West Basins



Basins with Limited Current Data

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date:

    • C-51 West Basin
      • Final Report posted at:
        • http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/erd/longtermplan/documents.shtml
  • A regression equation was developed for estimating daily phosphorus concentrations, and this was applied to the 31-year simulated runoff used in the Long-Term Plan, a document developed for achieving compliance with the phosphorus criterion



Basins with Limited Current Data

  • Project status

  • The resulting phosphorus levels were 38% lower (115 ppb compared to 185 ppb) than the estimates used in developing the STA performance projections associated with the Long-Term Plan

  • Updated projections were used in EAA Regional Feasibility Study



Basins with Limited Current Data

  • Project status

  • No work scheduled for FY06

  • Next work scheduled for FY07



Influence of CERP Projects on Inflow Volumes and Loads

  • Project Manager: Tracey Piccone

  • Project Description:

  • Update the projected impact of CERP projects on inflow volumes and loads to STAs and receiving water bodies of the Everglades Protection Area

  • Two updates to the estimated STA inflows (one upon completion of EAA Storage Reservoirs Project Phase 1 PDT and one upon completion of Phase 2 PDT)



Influence of CERP Projects on Inflow Volumes and Loads

  • Status

  • First update completed in FY05 as part of EAA Regional Feasibility Study

  • Updated information on the EAA Storage Reservoir project used during the EAA Regional Feasibility Study

  • Second update scheduled for end of FY2010



Lake Okeechobee Long-Term Trends

  • Project Manager: Kathy Pietro

  • Project Description:

  • To better understand the temporal and spatial relationship between Lake Okeechobee nutrient status and operation (e.g., choice of outflow point) on phosphorus loads discharged to the STAs

  • In conjunction with Lake Okeechobee PDT, update the TMDL modeling and trend analyses

  • Conduct a temporal and spatial trend analyses for TP at outflow points that deliver water to the STAs and reservoirs



Lake Okeechobee Long-Term Trends

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date:

    • Reviewed project with Lake Okeechobee staff
    • Obtained available data
  • Work planned for remainder of FY06:

    • Continue to coordinate with Lake Okeechobee staff
    • Develop approach for updating STA input data sets


Long-Term Plan Update

  • Determine Relationship Between Discharges and Water Quality Within the EPA

  • Tracey Piccone, P.E.



Determine Relationship Between Discharges and Water Quality Within the EPA

  • Project Manager: Tracey Piccone (interim)

  • Project Description:

  • Define the relationships between the quality of water discharged into, and the water quality within, the Everglades Protection Area.

  • The Parameter of Concern:

  • Phosphorus



Determine Relationship Between Discharges and Water Quality Within the EPA

  • Project Status

  • Work completed to date:

  • Initial analyses conducted by District staff in FY04 and FY05

  • No clear relationship was determined

  • Currently working with FDEP to revise scope of project to obtain necessary information



Determine Relationship Between Discharges and Water Quality Within the EPA

  • Work planned for remainder of FY06:

  • Proposed revision to extend project completion date by 2 years (from FY05 to FY07)

  • Provide funding for soil phosphorus reflux study

  • New soil data to be used with forthcoming models (EPGM/DMSTA/Refuge model) to gain information on relationship between discharges and water quality within the EPA



Long-Term Plan Update

  • Process Development and Engineering (PDE)

  • February 28, 2006

  • Long-Term Plan Annual Update

  • Jana Newman



ECP Operational Monitoring

  • Project Manager: Linda Crean

  • Project Description: Operational monitoring of the STAs

  • Weekly/biweekly water quality collection and sample analysis for TP, SRP, TDPO4, OPO4, TSS, Ca, Cl, ALK, TKN, NH4, and NOx

  • Maintenance (plus purchase and installation as required) of sampling and flow monitoring equipment

  • Calibration of autosamplers and weir structures

  • Quality control for the collection, analysis, and archiving of the data collected

  • Calibration, installation, monitoring, data collection, maintenance, QA, and archiving of flow data for all the flow structures indirectly associated with permit compliance but necessary for flood control and STA Optimization



ECP Operational Monitoring

  • Project Status

  • Collection of flow measurements and weekly/ biweekly water quality samples (grabs and autosamplers) from interior non-permit sites in STA-1W, STA-2, STA-3/4, STA-5, and STA-6 on-going

  • Collection of bi-weekly grabs at internal STA-1E stations by March 2006

  • Activation of autosamplers in STA-1E should be completed in FY06



Analysis and Interpretation

  • Project Manager: Jana Newman

  • Project Description:

  • Ecological assessment of data obtained from the permit compliance and operational monitoring

  • Annual vegetation maps and synoptic water collection along with tri-annual collection and analysis of sediment from all internal cells of the STAs

  • Staff will provide annual phosphorus inflow/outflow budgets for the internal cells, short-term and long-term analyses in support of operational assessment

  • Establish sampling design for all STA internal cells



Analysis and Interpretation

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date

    • Hired contract staff for data analysis and project management through Sept. 2009
    • 2005 internal water collection completed
    • Biweekly nutrient sampling at inflow and outflow of each cell ongoing
    • Vegetation maps for STAs 1W, 1E, 2, 5, and 6 completed
    • Optimized number of internal sample sites
    • Calculated TP mass budgets for each cell of each STA; results reported in the 2006 SFER
  • Work planned for remainder of FY06

    • Calculation of inflow/outflow TP mass budgets for each cell of each STA
    • Complete annual vegetation maps for all STAs
    • Monitor STA-1W, Cell 5 drawdown and enhancements effort


STA-5 Vegetation Map



STA Sediment Analysis



PSTA Investigations

  • Project Manager: Jana Newman

  • Project Description:

  • To track the performance of District PSTA field-scale and test cell demonstration projects and factor the results into Post-2006 projects, as appropriate

  • Additionally, periphyton systems under investigation by the USACE at STA-1E and C-111 are under investigations, and to the extent possible, the District will invite the researchers to submit their data to the District for use in DMSTA model forecasting



PSTA Investigations

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date

    • The PSTA test cell monitoring was on schedule
      • Assessment of continued monitoring is in progress due to extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma
    • All requested data to support the DMSTA model update effort has been provided to Dr. Bill Walker
    • District staff is assisting as needed with the STA-1E PSTA project


PSTA Investigations

  • Project status

  • Work planned for remainder of FY06

    • Assess the need to continue PSTA test cell monitoring
    • Assisting with other PSTA projects


PSTA Test Cells WY02-WY04



PSTA Demonstration Project

  • Project Manager: Mike Chimney

  • Project Description:

  • To construct and operate a large-scale PSTA demonstration project in STA-3/4



PSTA Demonstration Project

  • Project Status

  • Work completed to date

    • Construction of earthwork completed
    • Construction of outflow pump station completed
    • Area flooded since December 2004
    • Water quality sampling initiated
    • Vegetation percent coverage estimates conducted
    • Vegetation management activities initiated
  • Work planned for remainder of FY06

    • Registration of telemetry and other electronics (est. April/May 2006)
    • Continue vegetation management activities
    • Continue water quality sampling


Hydrologic and Hydraulic Assessment & Internal Measurements

  • Project Manager: Jana Newman

  • Project Description:

  • To perform and evaluate the results of dye tracer study in STA-2 Cell 3 during FY05

  • Analysis of Lithium Tracer Injected into STA-2, Cell 3

  • Collect and evaluate additional internal synoptic phosphorus measurements to correspond with the dye tracer studies and to aid in interpretation of STA-2 Cell 3 performance



Hydrologic and Hydraulic Assessment & Internal Measurements

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date

    • Tracer study completed
    • Data collection completed 11/11/04
    • Technical review meeting 4/18/05
    • Final report received
    • Summary report presented in 2006 SFER
  • No other work planned for remainder of FY06

  • Next phase will be initiated following construction of STA-2, Cell 3 internal levee



STA-2, Cell 3 Tracer Sampling Design



STA-2, Cell 3 Tracer Response Curve (G334)



Comparative Analysis

  • Project Manager: Jana Newman

  • Project Description:

  • Prepare report documenting the effectiveness of the attempt at optimizing SAV performance in STA-2 Cell 3, including recommendations for other STAs



Comparative Analysis

  • Status

  • Work not scheduled to start until FY08

  • Plan includes recommended funding of $100,000



Long-Term Plan Update

  • Accelerate Recovery of Impacted Areas

  • February 28, 2006

  • Long-Term Plan Annual Update

  • Jana Newman



Downstream Influences of Adding Clean Water to Previously Impacted Areas

  • Project Manager: Brian Garrett

  • Project Description:

  • Determine the ecological response of impacted areas following the addition of clean water, in order to permit full development and calibration of the recovery model in Bc87(1)

  • Calculate nutrient flux in impacted areas

  • Document nutrient front recession or reduced rate of expansion

  • Determine coefficients for recovery model



Downstream Influences of Adding Clean Water to Previously Impacted Areas

  • Project status

  • Work completed to date

    • Flux experiment concluded, data analysis underway
    • P-adsorption experiment concluded, data analysis underway; additional sampling may be needed
    • Began pilot studies on methods to quantify particle transport related to flow in WCA2A
  • Work planned for remainder of FY06

    • Install necessary equipment to measure flow through the G-336 culverts discharging into WCA-2A
    • Continue pilot studies on methods to quantify particle transport related to flow in WCA2A


P flux – Station N4




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