Proposed Development of South Central Florida Hydrologic Ecosystem Model

by Stuart J. Appelbaum, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract:

The Corps of Engineers has been authorized to develop and operate a simulation model of the hydrologic ecosystem of central and south Florida. This ecosystem is fragile and complex, and has been stressed by rapid population growth and agricultural operations. A reconnaissance study was recently completed to determine the feasibility of developing a simulation modeling system. The reconnaissance study focussed on issues of technical feasibility, usefulness, costs, and benefits. A technical study plan outlining major tasks and costs was completed as part of this effort. Development of a simulation modeling system in southern and central Florida, although costly, is feasible.



Subject Headings: Simulation models | Hydrologic models | Ecosystems | Feasibility studies | United States Army Corps of Engineers | Model analysis | Water resources | Population projection | United States | North America | Florida | Washington

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