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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Second Biennial Review - 2008 Appendix D Primary Purposes and Reported Natural System Benefits of Project Components Scheduled for Completion in MISP Band 1 (2005–2010) Band 1 Project Components Primary Purpose Reported Potential Natural System Benefits Caloosahatchee (C-43) River ASR Pilot Improved design and reduction of uncertainty Minimal. Hillsboro ASR Pilot Project Improved design and reduction of uncertainty Minimal. Melaleuca Eradication and Other Exotic Plants (PIR) Habitat restoration Enhance efforts to control the spread of Melaleuca and other exotic plants that are flourishing throughout the greater Everglades ecosystem. Winsberg Farm Wetlands Restoration Habitat restoration Created wetlands in developed area of Palm Beach County will provide habitat for wildlife and native plants. L-30N Seepage Management Pilot Improved design and reduction of uncertainty Minimal; construction will reduce seepage loss to east and save some water for Everglades National Park. Lake Okeechobee ASR Pilot Improved design and reduction of uncertainty Minimal. Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands (Phase 1) Habitat restoration Restore freshwater sheet flow towards Biscayne Bay thereby improving its freshwater and tidal wetlands, near-shore bay habitat, marine nursery habitat, oysters and the oyster reef community. Picayune Strand Hydrologic Restoration Habitat restoration Freshwater habitat restoration and estuarine salinity stabilization. Indian River LagoonSouth (IRL-S): C-44 Reservoir Water storage Moderate damaging freshwater discharges to Indian River Lagoon, thereby improving the ecology of the lagoon.
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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Second Biennial Review - 2008 Band 1 Project Components Primary Purpose Reported Potential Natural System Benefits IRL-S: Natural Areas Real Estate Acquisition (Phase 1) Habitat restoration Preserve natural habitat. Broward County Water Preserve Area: C-9 Impoundment Water storage Divert urban runoff into impoundments. Broward County Water Preservation Area (WPA): C-11 Impoundment Water storage Divert urban runoff into impoundments. Broward County WPA: WCA 3A-3B Seepage Management Seepage management Reduce water seepage losses from WCA 3A/3B. Acme Basin B Discharge Water storage Provide water and water quality treatment for Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Site 1 Impoundment Water storage Reduce water demands on Lake Okeechobee and Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. C-111 Spreader Canal Habitat restoration Reestablish sheet flow in South Dade County. North Palm Beach County: C-51 and L-8 Basin Reservoir Water storage Improve timing and volume of discharges to Loxahatchee Slough and Lake Worth Lagoon and improve hydropattern in wildlife management area. Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir, Part 1, Phase 1 Water storage Improve timing of deliveries to WCA 2A and 3A and moderate high stages in Lake Okeechobee as well as water discharges to the estuaries from the lake. Lake Okeechobee Watershed: Lake Istokpoga Regulation Schedule Habitat restoration Enhance fish and wildlife habitat in Lake Istokpoga littoral zone. Modify Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area Operation Plan Habitat restoration Enhance plant and animal habitat. Lakes Park Restoration Habitat restoration Reduce exotic species and enhance watershed biodiversity in Hendry Creek. C-43 Basin Storage Reservoir Water storage Improve timing and water quality of freshwater discharges to Caloosahatchee Estuary. NOTE: Reported natural system benefits were obtained from the project descriptions and supporting project materials found at www.evergladesplan.org/pm/projects/project_list.cfm. The primary project purpose represents the committee’s judgment based on the same materials. Among the primary purposes, water storage could provide benefits to both the natural system and to the human environment, depending on the water reservations ultimately determined. Gray shading indicates those projects being constructed by the South Florida Water Management District.