The Importance of Density Driven Circulation in Well Mixed Estuaries: The Tampa Bay Experience
This paper addresses the importance of the effects of baroclinicity in subtidal dynamics of a well mixed estuary, Tampa Bay. The analysis is based upon numerical simulations using a three-dimensional,...

Modeling Three-Dimensional Circulation and Sediment Transport in Lakes and Estuaries
The transport of fine sediments due to currents and wind waves in estuaries and lakes have been studied by means of field experiments, laboratory experiments, and a comprehensive three-dimensional...

Technology—Key to Environmental Success
A three million ton per year coal unloading terminal with 5 km overland conveyor at Jacksonville, Florida, incorporates numerous technical advances to achieve environmentally safe construction...

Monitoring of the 1988 Boca Raton Beach Nourishment Project
During July and August of 1988, approximately 843,000 cm of sand was placed along a 2.3-km stretch of beach in Boca Raton, Florida. Post-cosntruction monitoring of the beach nourishment...

Palm Beach County Traffic Impact Analysis—A Prototype
A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) is a tool that allows government and private developers to anticipate traffic needs at the driveways of a proposed development, as well as on roadways in...

Reformulation Efforts for Panama City Harbor, Florida
Panama City Harbor is on St. Andrew Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico, about 105 miles east of Pensacola and 230 miles northwest of Tampa. At the request of the non-Federal sponsor, the...

Coastal Geomorphology and Sand Budgets Applied to Beach Nourishment
It is commonly assumed beach nourishment projects are more successful if applied over long distances of shoreline. Short projects tend to unravel at the ends as the bulge formed by the...

Evolving Mitigation Requirements for Port Development
Mitigation for wetland impacts associated with port development at the Port of Tampa has evolved significantly over the past two decades. A recent major wetland creation program at the...

Groundwater Management in Southern Florida
A water supply plan was developed by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for Hendry County, Florida as part of the Lower West Coast Water Supply Plan. In the course of...

Water Quality and Hydrologic Characteristics of a Wet Detention Pond
A small wet detention pond was instrumented to determine treatment efficiencies. Annual loads showed a reduction from the inflow to the outflow for ammonia as nitrogen (39%), organic nitrogen...

Dome Over Orlando
The article describes Orlando's new City Hall, a 267,000 sq ft nine-story reinforced concrete tower, clad in granite-aggregate precast concrete panels and topped by a 120...

How Can the St. Lucie Unit 2 Licensing Experience Benefit the Licensing of a Nuclear Spent Fuel Repository
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a full power operating license for St. Lucie Unit 2 on June 10, 1983, just six years after construction began. The industry average for...

Environmental Assessment of Lake Maggiore, St. Petersburg, Florida
Lake Maggiore is a shallow 385 acre (156 ha) hypereutrophic lake located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The lake's watershed contains a variety of urban land use types that have...

Allocating Chattahoochee River Water Rights
Recent proposals to reallocate Chattahoochee River waters to provide water supply for Atlanta, Georgia have caused great concern to downstream users in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. A...

Conceptual Model for Performance-Based Management of Regional Water Systems
The national shift in emphasis from top-down development plan orientation in water resources, wherein the federal government assumed the dominant role, to the shared partnership approach...

Regional Water Supply Development in the SWFWMD
Regional water supply authorities have been formed within the Southwest Florida Water Management District in an effort to meet growing water demands of a rapidly expanding population....

Projecting Climate Change to Small Basins: Potential Impact of Global Warming on Hurricane-Induced Flooding in South Florida
An important difficulty in evaluating potential hydrologic impacts of climate variability is that predictions of climate change require global simulation models that do not resolve phenomena...

Decision Support System for Water Supply Planning
A decision support system (DSS) has been developed to assist water use planners and technical staff of the Southwest Florida Water Management District in choosing appropriate supply alternatives...

49th Street Bridge: A Study in Environmental Planning
The State of Florida, with its substantial environmental legislation, rigorous permitting requirements, and growing public awareness, poses a major challenge for the water resources engineer....

Case Studies on the Use of Semi-Standalone Control Loops for the Management of Regional Public Water Supply
The West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority is charged with the operation and management of the public water supply that serves over 1 million people in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida....

 

 

 

 

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