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Baseline Characterization of the Taylor Creek Pilot Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA) in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed
Goals and Objectives
The construction and operation of Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed (LOW) is a major component of the Lake Okeechobee Protection Plan (LOPP). The Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough STAs are the first two pilot-scale STAs being implemented north of the lake. Construction of the STAs was completed in July 2005 for Taylor Creek, and October 2005 for Nubbin Slough. These prototype treatment wetlands will be important for demonstrating effectiveness of the STA technology in the LOW area. The overall objective of this work is to document the existing soil and vegetative conditions in the Taylor Creek Pilot STA following construction but prior to operation. (1) collection and characterization of surface and subsurface soils for various physical and chemical properties; and (2) characterization of the existing vegetation and monitoring in the STA.
Available Outputs

Title: Baseline Soil Characterization of the Taylor Creek Pilot Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed(pdf).
Authors: Reddy, K. R. , Grunwald, S. , Nair, V. D. and Y. Wang

Title: Influence of hydrologic regime and vegetation on phosphorus retention in Everglades stormwater treatment area wetlands
Authors: White, J.R., Reddy, K.R. and M.Z. Moustafa
Project Lead
Reddy, Konda R
Project Participants
Reddy, Konda R
Additional Participants
Sabine Grunwald
Vimala Nair
Y. Wang
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
Grant Award Dates
4/18/2005 to 9/30/2005