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From page 195...
... . The objectives of the ATLSS project are to utilize the outputs of systems models to drive a variety of models that attempt to compare and contrast the relative impacts of alternative hydrologic scenarios on the biotic components of South Florida.
From page 196...
... Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project for Flood Control and Other Purposes -- A multipurpose project, first authorized by Congress in 1948 to provide flood control, water supply protection, water quality protection, and natural resource protection.
From page 197...
... These projects are comparatively small and were undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District.
From page 198...
... , 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B; and the Everglades National Park. Everglades watershed -- The drainage that encompasses the Everglades eco system but also includes the Kissimmee River watershed and other smaller watersheds north of Lake Okeechobee that utimately supply water to the Everglades ecosystem.
From page 199...
... , velocity, and direction. Volumetric flow rate may be estimated for large averaging times, such as acre-feet per year, as in the South Florida Water Management Model and the Natural Systems Model, and also on a short-term ("instantaneous")
From page 200...
... . Natural system -- According to WRDA 2000, all land and water managed by the federal government or the state within the South Florida ecosystem, including water conservation areas, sovereign submerged land, Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, other federal or state (including a political subdivision of a state)
From page 201...
... -- A decision document that bridges the gap between the conceptual design contained in the Comprehensive Plan and the detailed design necessary to proceed to construction. Project management plan (PMP)
From page 202...
... RECOVER's objectives are to evaluate and assess CERP performance; refine and improve the CERP during the implementation period; and ensure that a system-wide perspective is maintained throughout the restoration program. RECOVER conducts scientific and technical evaluations and as sessments for improving CERP's ability to restore, preserve, and protect the South Florida ecosystem while providing for the region's other water-related needs.
From page 203...
... South Florida ecosystem -- An area consisting of the lands and waters within the boundary of the South Florida Water Management District, including the built environment, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, and the contiguous near-shore coastal waters of South Florida (also known as Greater Everglades ecosystem)
From page 204...
... Geological Survey to investigate the interaction of overland sheet flow and dynamic tidal forces, including flow exchanges and salinity fluxes between the surface- and groundwater sys tems, in and along the mangrove-dominated transition zone between the Everglades wetlands and adjacent coastal-marine ecosystems in south Florida. The TIME model domain has an eastern boundary at the L-31N, L 31W, and C-111 canals; a southern boundary across northern Florida Bay from Key Largo to Cape Sable; a western boundary along the Gulf coast from Cape Sable to Everglades City; and a northern boundary along Tamiami Trail.
From page 205...
... Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000 -- Legislation that authorized the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan as a framework for modifying the Central and Southern Florida Project to increase future water supplies, with the appropriate quality, timing, and distribution, for environmental purposes so as to achieve a restored Everglades natural system as much as possible, while at the same time meeting other water-related needs of the ecosystem.


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