卷心菜棕榈树和鸟的奥基乔比湖。 UF /独立财务顾问泰勒·琼斯的照片。





项目负责人: 温迪·格雷厄姆

项目参与者:  马克布伦纳,利西特斯塔尔(bt365体育网址(最新网址)),吉姆fourqurean,贾扬塔·obeysekera(佛罗里达国际大学)


The south Florida regional landscape has been engineered to provide flood protection and water supply. Lake Okeechobee is the main location for surface water storage in this system.  As part of the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project authorized in 1948 the system was engineered with two large canals that now have the capacity to carry large volumes of water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and the Caloosahatchee estuaries. Considerable impacts to the natural ecosystems of south Florida, including the St. Lucie Estuary,  Caloosahatchee Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, and the Florida Everglades stem from large deviations in the quantity and quality of freshwater delivered to these systems relative to a pre-engineered time period. Lake Okeechobee is regulated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in collaboration with SFWMD who provides information. Currently, they are planning a lake regulation review that will consider alternative regulation schedules that take into consideration the tradeoffs between health of the lake, estuaries, Everglades, as well as provision of flood control and water supply. 


  1. 获取和综合现有相关的奥基乔比湖的生态环境的奥基乔比湖调节计划的影响,并接收湖泊排放河口科学信息;
  2. 识别知识缺口并评估生态影响和的建议修改的LOR权衡需要额外的数据;和
  3. 开发用于现有所需要的知识,填补空白的新努力,建议和优先事项


标题:  科学综合地通知新的奥基乔比湖系统操作手册的发展
作者: 格雷厄姆,W上。 d,M。布伦纳,J。 fourqurean,C。雅各比和J。 obeysekera