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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Appendix D Primary Purposes and Reported Natural System Benefits of Project Components Scheduled for Completion in MISP Band 1 (2005–2010) Band  Project Components Primary Purpose Reported Potential Natural System Benefits Caloosahatchee (C-43) River ASR Improved design Minimal. Pilot and reduction of uncertainty Hillsboro ASR Pilot Project Improved design Minimal. and reduction of uncertainty Melaleuca Eradication and Other Habitat restoration Enhance efforts to control the spread of Melaleuca Exotic Plants (PIR) and other exotic plants that are flourishing throughout the greater Everglades ecosystem. Winsberg Farm Wetlands Habitat restoration Created wetlands in developed area of Palm Restoration Beach County will provide habitat for wildlife and native plants. L-30N Seepage Management Pilot Improved design Minimal; construction will reduce seepage loss to and reduction of east and save some water for Everglades National uncertainty Park. Lake Okeechobee ASR Pilot Improved design Minimal. and reduction of uncertainty Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Habitat restoration Restore freshwater sheet flow towards Biscayne (Phase 1) Bay thereby improving its freshwater and tidal wetlands, near-shore bay habitat, marine nursery habitat, oysters and the oyster reef community. Picayune Strand Hydrologic Habitat restoration Freshwater habitat restoration and estuarine Restoration salinity stabilization. Indian River LagoonSouth (IRL-S): Water storage Moderate damaging freshwater discharges to C-44 Reservoir Indian River Lagoon, thereby improving the ecology of the lagoon. 295

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296 Appendix D Band  Project Components Primary Purpose Reported Potential Natural System Benefits IRL-S: Natural Areas Real Estate Habitat restoration Preserve natural habitat. Acquisition (Phase 1) Broward County Water Preserve Water storage Divert urban runoff into impoundments. Area: C-9 Impoundment Broward County Water Water storage Divert urban runoff into impoundments. Preservation Area (WPA): C-11 Impoundment Broward County WPA: WCA 3A-3B Seepage Reduce water seepage losses from WCA 3A/3B. Seepage Management management 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 Water storage Improve timing and volume of discharges to and L-8 Basin Reservoir Loxahatchee Slough and Lake Worth Lagoon and improve hydropattern in wildlife management area. Everglades Agricultural Area Water storage Improve timing of deliveries to WCA 2A and 3A Storage Reservoir, Part 1, Phase 1 and moderate high stages in Lake Okeechobee as well as water discharges to the estuaries from the lake. Lake Okeechobee Watershed: Lake Habitat restoration Enhance fish and wildlife habitat in Lake Istokpoga Regulation Schedule Istokpoga littoral zone. Modify Rotenberger Wildlife Habitat restoration Enhance plant and animal habitat. Management Area Operation Plan 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.