10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 12:00

Science supporting estimates of historical flows in the Ridge and Slough, and the state of knowledge of the relationship between levels and flows in the Ridge and Slough.

Flow may be important to the ecology and geomorphology of the Ridge and Slough landscape. What are the best estimates of flow in the Ridge and Slough and adjoining areas, and how well do we know these? What have we learned in the last ~3 years since the CERP was created?

10:30 – 10:45

Chris McVoy (SFWMD)—Historical Spatial Distribution and Orientation of Flow

10:45 – 10:55

Harry Jenter (USGS)—USGS flow measurements in the Everglades wetlands

10:55 – 11:45

Questions and discussion

Discussants: Randy van Zee (SFWMD), Robert Fennema (Dhasaan, Inc.), Elizabeth Crisfield (NPS)

11:45 – 12:00

Discussion of monitoring and research needs to reduce uncertainty and test hypotheses.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 2:45

Science supporting hypotheses related to the roles of levels and flows in creating and maintaining the Ridge and Slough ecosystem

What are the alternative hypotheses that would support a link between flow and the creation and maintenance of the Ridge and Slough landscape in general and tree islands in particular? What might be the relative roles of (a) flow velocity and distribution, (b) sediment transport, (c) nutrient transport, and (d) aquatic species transport?

1:00 – 1:25

Nick Aumen (NPS)

Dan Childers (FIU)

1:25 – 2:30

Questions and discussion

Discussants: Ronnie Best (USGS), Tom Van Lent (NPS), Tom Armentano (NPS), Steve Davis (SFWMD)

2:30 – 2:45

Discussion of monitoring and research needs to reduce uncertainty and test hypotheses.

2:45 – 3:00

Break



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