Trends in Total Phosphorus Concentration and Flow at Monitoring Sites Within and Upstream of Everglades National Park

Sep 14, 2014

Prepared for U.S. Department of the Interior by William W. Walker, Jr., PhD and Jeffrey D. Walker, PhD

Summary: An exploratory analysis of Total Phosphorus (TP) and flow data collected at sites within and upstream of Everglades National Park (ENP). Output includes maps, figures, and tables reflecting variations associated with location, flow, season, and long-term trends. Results provide a basis for discussions at Everglades Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) meetings regarding factors influencing compliance with Settlement Agreement Limits for ENP inflow TP concentrations and design of monitoring programs for evaluating compliance under future water-management regimes. The analytical framework can also be applied to identify gaps and redundancies in the data for consideration in optimizing the monitoring network.