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Topic Title: Anybody currently working with IRL
Topic Summary: water quality, etc...
Created On: 03/07/2019 08:17 AM
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 03/07/2019 08:17 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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I'm currently working on a proposing a project to use remote sensing and web based GIS to monitor and track discharges from WWTF (and hopefully ACOE).

I'd like to find out if it's already being done in the area. I've spoken with people at UCF that are doing seagrass mapping, but nothing like this. I've read about a half dozen papers on similar projects being used to track oil spills, but most of that is done with satellites. I'm looking to establish in-situ monitoring stations with telemetry up and downstream to establish background and track the dispersion over time and space. With the hopes of correlating the discharges with algal blooms.

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 03/07/2019 09:04 PM
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Good on you WSGS!..
All I've got is oyster spat hanging in cages off my dock given to be by the Zoo......
and no septic tank.
 03/08/2019 02:16 AM
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tom

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Tracking spills? Spills of domestic ww >1000 gal are reported. Check the FDEP OCULUS database. Select public login, no password, category = wastewater, profile, and compliance discovery. Use county and date range to limit returns. https://depedms.dep.state.fl.us/Oculus/servlet/login

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Talk to the people at the IRLC- what do you need; a hookup or are you looking for funding (which I don't know anything about)? I've had my students work with the IRLC a bit on some writing work so I know the organization a bit but not really what's going on right now. You can e-mail Kathy Hill (kathy.hill@irlc.org). They aren't replying very well right now though. PM me though as there is some stuff going on internally that's making it difficult to get things going.

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worksuxgetsponsered

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Thanks for the info Moody.

I have 2 semesters left in a GIS program at UCF and this is what my final project is going to designing....hopefully.

Thanks Tom.

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Edited: 03/08/2019 at 11:00 AM by worksuxgetsponsered
 03/08/2019 11:15 AM
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moody

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I sent you a PM about some inside stuff. I think I stole your office LOL

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 03/08/2019 11:29 AM
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tom

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Do you have access to the monthly update from SJRWMD? If not, pm your email and I'll send you a few and let you know how to get them if they look useful.

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 03/08/2019 11:32 AM
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Regarding ACOE discharges from Florida's biggest toilet to the St. Lucie (considred IRL south) the SFWMD DBHYDRO database has flow data for the C-44 canal spillway (S80) and the structure on Lake O (S308). There could be WQ data too.

The C23, 24, and 25 canals drain large areas in St. Lucie County and discharge to the IRL. I've seen some WQ data for the spillways, but I wasn't looking for algae food, so not sure if nutrient pollution is monitored.

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worksuxgetsponsered

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I totally forgot about that 3rd. I'm pretty sure it'll have the WQ, that's where all of our data went when I was at the SFWMD collecting the samples.

I'm trying to talk work into letting me have off (without using PTO) for a GIS conference in Palm Beach. I'll let you know.

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worksuxgetsponsered

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Tom- I can probably get access through my work to SJRWMD.

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 03/11/2019 05:47 AM
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ORCA has done some monitoring and mapping of nitrogen, phosphorous, and toxics. They had stations at the mouths of rivers and creeks and you could look at pulse of stuff associated with discharge events. But they did lose a bunch of funding and had to cut back the number of Kilroys that they had deployed. They still have a few Kilroys live. Kilroys Monitoring and Mapping Overview

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tom

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just a note on the "real time" data stations available: First, yes, I love them and use them. Second, to my knowledge, these data have no formal quality assurance and are not produced under a certification (NELAP or similar). With that in mind, they are useful for observation and comparison purposes but not regulatory. The same criticism is applied to data produced by "citizen scientists" with, for example, MRC or Riverkeepers. So, use the data, but with appropriate caution.

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 03/11/2019 08:11 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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That's great stuff Scombrid. Thanks.

Tom- my map is strictly for a class project. But if it turns out to be a useful tool, I could add the QA/QC stuff later, with proper funding of course...

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: As of July 1, 2017, the State of Florida has reduced the funding required to maintain ORCA's Kilroy Monitoring Network. This funding cut has resulted in the reduction of the state funded Kilroys from 25 to 8. Your generous support is needed more now than ever to help us carry on our vital research. Please consider making a donation today. All donations are tax deductible. ORCA is a non profit 501(C)(3).


Hopefully DeSantis is serious about Florida's WQ and steps up.

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Edited: 03/11/2019 at 08:14 AM by worksuxgetsponsered
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