Gary Goforth, P.E., Ph.D.

Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Management

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ESTUARIES AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE

Lake Okeechobee, Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River Watersheds Performance Measures

 

                Presentation: Lake Okeechobee Watershed Protection Program Historical Data Analysis, August 2013

                Draft Technical Support Document: Lake Okeechobee Watershed Performance Measure Methodologies, February 2013

                Draft Technical Support Document: Caloosahatchee River Watershed Performance Measure Methodologies, September 2013

                Draft Technical Support Document: St. Lucie River Watershed Performance Measure Methodologies, December 2013

 

St. Lucie River and Estuary & Caloosahatchee Estuary Protection

                 August 2017 - DRAFT - Water Quality Assessment of the St. Lucie River Watershed - 2017

                 August 2017 - Perspectives on Water Quality in the St. Lucie Estuary Watershed

                 August 2017 - Response to "Lake water cleaner than basin runoff" article in Okeechobee News

                 April 2017 - 2nd Follow-up to Senate Hearing

                 April 2017 - Perspectives on Septic Tank Loading to the St. Lucie Estuary

                 February 2017 - presentation at 2017 IRL Symposium: Water Quality Assessment of the St. Lucie Watershed

                 January 2017 - Myths and Realities of the EAA Storage Reservoir

                 January 2017 - Estimates of the Total Nitrogen Loading to the St. Lucie Estuary

                 January 2017 - Follow-up to Senate Hearing

                 January 2017 - Options for Reducing Harmful Lake Okeechobee Discharges and Everglades Restoration

                                         presentation to the Florida Senate

                 October 2016 - Final Draft - Water Quality Assessment of the St. Lucie River Watershed

                 October 26, 2016 - Historical and Present Flows in the Caloosahatchee River                

                 September 5, 2016 - Letter to Editor Stuart News in Support of Sen. Negron's Plan

                 August 25, 2016 - Rivers Coalition presentation: Additional Storage, Treatment and Conveyance

                 2016 - Essential Features of Plans to Stop Destructive Discharges to the Estuaries

                 2016 - Year-to-date Flows and Loads

                 2016 - Summary of 2016 Lake Discharge Event St. Lucie River/Estuary

                 2016 - Summary of 2016 Lake Discharge Event Caloosahatchee Estuary

                 2016 - Correcting the Misinformation on "Save Our Farms" website Regarding Algae

                 June 24, 2016 - Region Under Siege From Foul-water Discharges                

                 June 16, 2016 - Letter to SFWMD Board Member Peterson

                 May 2016 - Point of View: Governor Must Lead, Buy U.S. Sugar Land for the Everglades

                 May 26, 2016 - Sorting Out the Facts in the Midst of the Current Ad Blitz

                 2016 - Draft - 36-yr Summary of Flows and Loads to the Estuaries

                 2016 - Preliminary Summary of Water Year 2016 Flows To and From Lake Okeechobee                

                 2016 - Estimate of Nitrogen Loading from Septic Tanks in Martin County

                  2016 - 1-page Summary of Martin County Septic Tank Issues

                  September 2015 - Comments on FDEP Draft 2nd Annual St Lucie BMAP Progress Report

                  August 2015 - Summary of Water Year 2015 STA Performance

                  October 8, 2013 Letter to Florida Senate Committee:

                                    Suggestions for Consideration by the Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake

                                    Okeechobee Basin

                  October 15, 2013 Letter to Florida Senate Committee:

                                   Specific Suggestions for Increasing Lake Regulatory Releases to the South

                  October 15, 2013 Letter to South Florida Water Management District:

                                   Specific Suggestions for Increasing Lake Regulatory Releases to the South

                   January 2014 Letter to SFWMD Executive Director re: Dispersed Water Management Projects

January 2014 Presentation to Rivers Coalition: Moving Forward - Suggestions for Reducing the Destructive Lake Discharges to the St. Lucie River and Estuary

March 2014 Presentation to Water Resources Advisory Committee: Moving Forward - Suggestions for Reducing the Destructive Lake Discharges to the Estuaries

April 2014 Presentation to SFWMD Staff: Moving Forward - Suggestions for Reducing the Destructive Lake Discharges to the Estuaries

June 6, 2014 Letter to Senator Negron

Summary of Lake Discharges to the STAs and WCAs

10-yr Summary of Lake Discharges

1-yr, 10-yr and 20-yr Summary of Lake Discharges - acre feet

1-yr, 10-yr and 20-yr Summary of Lake Discharges - billion gallons

March 1955 Corps of Engineers Report

Historical Lake Okeechobee Inflows

Historical Lake Okeechobee Outflows

2014 Summary of Lake Okeechobee Releases

January 2015 Presentation to Everglades Coalition: Continuing the Momentum Opportunities and Obstacles to Reducing Destructive Lake Discharges to the Estuaries

February 2015 Letter to SFWMD Executive Director re: System Constraints

February 2015 e-mail to SFWMD Governing Board members: System Constraints

March 2015 Summary of Major Discrepancies in SFWMD "Systems Constraints" Document

March 2015 Resolving System Constraints: An Action Plan (Draft)

 

Taylor Creek / Grassy Island STA

Operation, Vegetation Management and Performance Plans for Taylor Creek / Grassy Island STA

Nubbin Slough / New Palm STA

 Operation, Vegetation Management and Performance Plans for Nubbin Slough / New Palm STA

 

Ten Mile Creek Water Preserve Area

 

 Operation and Performance Plans for Ten Mile Creek Water Preserve Area

Conceptual-level Sizing Analysis of the Proposed EAA Storage Reservoir STA

Preliminary Sizing Analysis of the Proposed EAASR STA - Final Draft