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1 Appendix B: Estimates This appendix presents the estimated costs of the monitoring and supplemental research components presented in Section 3 of this document. A 20% quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) and data management cost should be added to the estimated cost of each monitoring component with the exception of water quality components. The dollar amounts presented here are estimates made on the best available information at the time this document was published. The estimates are largely based on contractor costs only and do not include start-up costs. They are subject to change as new information becomes available. Greater Everglades Table B-1. Greater Everglades Annual Estimates Coastal Gradients of Flow, Salinity, and Nutrients 325, ,000 Interior Gradients of Flow and Water Quality 1,263,000 0 Regional Distribution of Soil Nutrients (Monitored at 3-year intervals at a 100,000 0 total cost of $300,000) Landscape Pattern Vegetation Mapping (Monitored at 3-year intervals 408,000 0 at a total cost of $1,224,000) Landscape Pattern Marl Prairie/Slough Gradients (Monitored at 3-year 60,000 0 intervals at a total cost of $180,000)) Landscape Pattern Ridge, Slough, and Tree Island Gradients 88,000 0 Landscape Pattern Tidal Creek Delineation TBD 0 Trophic Level Primary Periphyton Mat Cover and Composition (Monitored annually, except for tissue N and C and species composition, which are monitored at 3-year intervals) 179,000 0 Trophic Level Primary Mangrove Forest Soil Accretion TBD TBD Trophic Level Secondary Aquatic Fauna Regional Populations 150,000 0 Trophic Level Secondary Aquatic Fauna Seasonal Concentrations 128,000 0 Trophic Level Wading Bird Foraging Distribution and Abundance 450,000 0 Trophic Level Wading Bird Nesting Colony Location, Size, and Timing 255,000 0 Trophic Level Wood Stork and Roseate Spoonbill Nesting Success 87,000 0 American Alligator Distribution, Size, Nesting, and Hole Occupancy 306,000 0 American Crocodile Juvenile Growth and Survival 50,000 0 Float Helicopter Rental 324,000 0 TOTAL 4,173, ,000 B-1 May 2, 2003

2 Table B-2. Greater Everglades Supporting Research Estimates Coastal Wetland and Berm Systems: Sea Level and CERP Influences 4 1,050,000 Tidal and Freshwater Creek Dynamics: Sea Level and CERP Influences 4 1,280,000 Productivity in Coastal Ecotone: Sea Level and CERP Influences 3 235,000 Ridge and Slough Landscape Pattern Sustainability TBD TBD Technology Development: NASA Vegetation Mapping 3 159,000 Crayfish Population Dynamics Hydrological Influences 5 500,000 Aquatic Refugia Coastal Ecotone, Alligator Holes and Solution Holes 5 770,000 Ecological Effects of Canals and Other Artificial Deep Water Habitats 5 300,000 Synthesis of Wading Bird Distribution Surveys ,000 Sublethal Effects of Contaminants on Wading Bird Reproduction 2 414,000 Southern Estuaries Table B-3. Southern Estuaries Annual Estimates Water Quality and Phytoplankton Monitoring Network 0 approx $2,000,000 Salinity Monitoring Network 60,000 TBD Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) and Epibenthic Habitats 475,000 0 Shoreline Fish Community Visual Assessment 125,000 0 Juvenile Spotted Seatrout Monitoring (Florida Bay) 135,000 0 TOTAL 795,000 $2,000,000 Table B-4. Southern Estuaries Supporting Research Estimates Florida Bay Sediment Dynamics: Sea Level and CERP Influences 3 900,000 Measurement of Submarine Groundwater Discharge to Biscayne Bay ,000 Biological Availability of Organic Nitrogen in Florida Bay 2 125,000 Present and Past Distribution of Oysters in South Florida Coastal 3 225,000 Complex Factors Controlling Epibenthic Communities of Near-shore Biscayne Bay 3 600,000 Salinity Relationships of Epifaunal Species of Near-shore Biscayne Bay 3 300,000 Empirical Research on Fishery Resources of Biscayne Bay 3 900,000 Causal Factors of Fish Abnormalities in Biscayne Bay 3 246,000 Bottlenose Dolphin Health Assessment in Biscayne Bay 1 332,000 Manatee Abundance and Distribution Relative to Freshwater Inputs 5 280,000 B-2 May 2, 2003

3 Northern Estuaries Table B-5. Northern Estuaries Annual Estimates Salinity Monitoring Network 25,000 30,000 Water Quality and Phytoplankton Monitoring Network 105, ,000 Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) 0 0 SAV Mapping from Aerial Photography (sampled biannually at a cost 37,500 37,500 of $75,000) Vallisneria Monitoring Transects (Caloosahatchee) 0 80,000 SAV Transects/Visual Surveys (St. Lucie Estuary/IRL) 20,000 20,000 Oyster Monitoring Network 202,000 0 Juvenile Fish Community Monitoring Network 221,000 0 Benthic Macro-Invertebrate Monitoring (St. Lucie Estuary) 160,000 0 TOTAL 770, ,500 Table B-6 Northern Estuaries Supporting Research Estimates Reconnaissance Study of Caloosahatchee Estuary 5 924,000 Fish Health and Pathology in St. Lucie Estuary 7 810,000 Bottlenose Dolphin Health Assessment in St. Lucie Estuary * * Manatee Distribution and Abundance Relative to Freshwater Inputs 5 280,000 * Incorporated into the Southern Estuaries module B-3 May 2, 2003

4 Lake Okeechobee Table B-7. Lake Okeechobee Annual Estimates Water Quality and Phytoplankton 17, ,000 Littoral Zone Plant Communities 0 100,000 Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) 0 130,000 Invertebrates 50,000 20,000 Fish 75,000 5,000 Greater Everglades Wetlands (see Table B-1) Aquatic Fauna Regional Populations Wading Bird Foraging Distribution and Abundance Wading Bird Nesting Colony Location, Size, and Timing American Alligator Distribution, Size, Nesting, and Hole Occupancy TOTAL 142, ,000 Table B-8. Lake Okeechobee Supporting Research Estimates Aquatic Fauna Relationships to Submerged/Emergent Plant Communities 5 500,000 Fish and Wildlife Relationships to Food Abundance and Composition 2 150,000 Fish and Wildlife Relationships to Plant Community Structure and 5 375,000 Habitat SAV/Periphyton Interrelationships with Light, Nutrients and Water Depth under way 0 Lake Water P Relationship to Submerged Plant Biomass and Cover under way 0 B-4 May 2, 2003

5 South Florida Hydrology Monitoring Network Regional Hydrology Monitoring Network Existing (stage, ground water, 0 3,800,000 flow, meteorology) Water Supply Monitoring 20,000 0 Flood Protection Monitoring 0 680,000 TOTAL 20,000 4,480,000 Table B-10. South Florida Hydrology Monitoring Network Supporting Research Estimates Optimization Study for Hydrology Network Expansion/Refinement 3 360,000 Sea Level Influences on Levels of Flood Protection and Water Supply TBD TBD Seepage Control and Saltwater Intrusion Tradeoffs in Biscayne Aquifer TBD TBD Methodology to Monitor and Evaluate the Success of Pre-CERP Baseline TBD TBD in Meeting WRDA and Florida Statutes Requirements Accuracy of Future Demand Projections and Effects on CERP 1 120,000 Cumulative Effect of Existing and Future Lake Okeechobee and Lower TBD TBD East Coast Service Areas Water Demands CERP versus Other-Project Influences on Level of Flood Protection TBD TBD South Florida Mercury Bioaccumulation Table B-9 South Florida Hydrology Monitoring Network Annual Estimates Table B-11. South Florida Mercury Bioaccumulation Annual Estimates Fish Sample Collection and Processing for Mercury Analysis 112, ,000 B-5 May 2, 2003

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