Appendix F
Performance Measures

Performance Measures

Used for Assessment (A) and/or Evaluation (E)?

Required for Compliance Purposes (e.g., ESA, NEPA, etc)?

Has an Interim Goal?

Lake Okeechobee Performance Measures

 

 

 

• Lake Okeechobee Stage

A, E

 

yes

• Lake Okeechobee Water Quality

A

TMDL

 

• Lake Okeechobee Diatom-Cyanobacteria Ratio

A

 

 

• Lake Okeechobee Vegetation Mosaic

A

 

 

• Lake Okeechobee Fish Population

A

 

 

• Lake Okeechobee Macroinvertebrates

A

 

 

Northern Estuaries Performance Measures

 

 

 

• Northern Estuaries Salinity

A, E

 

 

• Northern Estuaries Water Quality

A

 

 

• Northern Estuaries Oyster Habitat

A

 

yes

• Northern Estuaries Benthic Macroinvertebrates

A

 

yes

• Northern Estuaries Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

A

 

 

• Northern Estuaries Fish Communities

A

 

 

Greater Everglades Wetlands Performance Measures

 

 

 

• Sheet flow in the Everglades Ridge and Slough Landscape (under review)

E

 

yes

• Wet priarie (under review)

E

 

 

• Number and Duration of Dry Events for Shark River Slough

E

 

 

• Inundation Pattern in Greater Everglades Wetlands

E

 

yes

• Extreme High and Low Water Levels in Greater Everglades Wetlands

E

 

 

• Greater Everglades Wetlands TP Concentrations in Surface Water

A, E planned

 

yes

• Greater Everglades Wetlands Basin-wide TP Loading and Flow-weighted Mean Concentration in Inflows

A, E planned

 

 

• Greater Everglades Wetlands Nutrient TN Concentrations in Surface Water

A, E planned

 

 



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Appendix F Performance Measures Used for Required for Assessment Compliance (A) and/or Purposes Evaluation (e.g., ESA, Has an Interim Performance Measures (E)? NEPA, etc)? Goal? Lake Okeechobee Performance Measures • Lake Okeechobee Stage A, E yes • Lake Okeechobee Water Quality A TMDL • Lake Okeechobee Diatom-Cyanobacteria Ratio A • Lake Okeechobee Vegetation Mosaic A • Lake Okeechobee Fish Population A • Lake Okeechobee Macroinvertebrates A Northern Estuaries Performance Measures • Northern Estuaries Salinity A ,E • Northern Estuaries Water Quality A • Northern Estuaries Oyster Habitat A yes • Northern Estuaries Benthic Macroinvertebrates A yes • Northern Estuaries Submerged Aquatic Vegetation A • Northern Estuaries Fish Communities A Greater Everglades Wetlands Performance Measures • Sheet flow in the Everglades Ridge and Slough Landscape E yes (under review) • Wet priarie (under review) E • Number and Duration of Dry Events for Shark River E Slough • Inundation Pattern in Greater Everglades Wetlands E yes • Extreme High and Low Water Levels in Greater Everglades E Wetlands • Greater Everglades Wetlands TP Concentrations in Surface A, E planned yes Water • Greater Everglades Wetlands Basin-wide TP Loading and A, E planned Flow-weighted Mean Concentration in Inflows • Greater Everglades Wetlands Nutrient TN Concentrations A, E planned in Surface Water 303

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304 Appendix F Used for Required for Assessment Compliance (A) and/or Purposes Evaluation (e.g., ESA, Has an Interim Performance Measures (E)? NEPA, etc)? Goal? • TN Loads/Flow-weighted Mean Concentration in Inflows A, E planned to Greater Everglades Wetlands • TP Concentrations in Soil A, E planned • Greater Everglades Tracer of Storm-water Treatment Area A Bypass Flows • Greater Everglades Wetlands Sulfate Concentrations in A Surface Water • Greater Everglades Wetlands Conductivity in Surface Water A • Greater Everglades Wetlands Coastal Salinity Gradients A • Wetland Landscape Patterns - Freshwater and Estuarine A Vegetation Mosaics • Wetland Landscape Patterns - Marl Prairie Cape Sable A Sparrow Habitat • Wetland Landscape Patterns - Ridge and Slough A planned yes Community Sustainability • Wetland Landscape Patterns - Tidal Creek Sustainability A • Wetland Trophic Relationships - Periphyton A • Wetland Trophic Relationships - Mangrove Forest A Production/Soil Accretion • Wetland Trophic Relationships - Regional Populations of A yes Fishes, Crayfish, Grass Shrimp and Amphibians • Wetland Trophic Relationships - Wading Bird Foraging A Patterns • Wetland Trophic Relationships - Wading Bird Nesting A yes Patterns • Roseate Spoonbill Nesting Patterns A ESA • Wetland Trophic Relationships - American Alligator A yes Distribution, Size, Nesting, and Condition • American Crocodile – Juvenile Growth and Survival A ESA yes Southern Estuaries Performance Measures • Southern Estuaries Salinity A, E yes • Water Level at Regionally Significant Gauge Stations in A, E Everglades National Park • Southern Estuaries Submerged Aquatic Vegetation A yes • Southern Estuaries Juvenile Pink Shrimp and Associated A yes Epifauna • Southern Estuaries Fish Community A • Southern Estuaries Water Quality A Water Supply and Flood Protection Performance Measures • Frequency of Water Restrictions for Lake Okeechobee A, E Service Area • Frequency of Water Restrictions for Lower East Coast A, E Service Area

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Appendix F 305 Used for Required for Assessment Compliance (A) and/or Purposes Evaluation (e.g., ESA, Has an Interim Performance Measures (E)? NEPA, etc)? Goal? • Potential for High Water Levels in South Miami-Dade A, E Agricultural Area • Prevent Saltwater Intrusion of Biscayne Aquifer - Meet A, E Minimum Flows and Levels Criteria for Biscayne Aquifer • Prevent Saltwater Intrusion of Biscayne Aquifer in South A, E Miami-Dade County • Comparison of Stage Differences of Water Levels in South A, E Miami-Dade Agricultural Area Total System Performance Measures • Snail Kite Foraging Conditions A • White Tail Deer Breeding Potential A • Mercury Bioaccumulation A SOURCE: RECOVER (2007b).

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