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Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)—A decade of serving hydrologic information to scientists and resource managers

Fact Sheet 2017-3069

Prepared as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science and in collaboration with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan REstoration COordination and VERification (RECOVER) Program
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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173069

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Introduction

The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) provides scientists and resource managers with regional maps of daily water levels and depths in the freshwater part of the Greater Everglades landscape. The EDEN domain includes all or parts of five Water Conservation Areas, Big Cypress National Preserve, Pennsuco Wetlands, and Everglades National Park. Daily water-level maps are interpolated from water-level data at monitoring gages, and depth is estimated by using a digital elevation model of the land surface. Online datasets provide time series of daily water levels at gages and rainfall and evapotranspiration data (https://sofia.usgs.gov/eden/). These datasets are used by scientists and resource managers to guide large-scale field operations, describe hydrologic changes, and support biological and ecological assessments that measure ecosystem response to the implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. EDEN water-level data have been used in a variety of biological and ecological studies including (1) the health of American alligators as a function of water depth, (2) the variability of post-fire landscape dynamics in relation to water depth, (3) the habitat quality for wading birds with dynamic habitat selection, and (4) an evaluation of the habitat of the Cape Sable seaside sparrow.

Suggested Citation

Patino, Eduardo, Conrads, Paul, and Swain, Eric, 2017, Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)—A decade of serving hydrologic information to scientists and resource managers: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3069, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173069.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • EDEN Water-Level Model
  • EDEN Web Applications
  • Looking Forward to the Next Decade
  • References
  • Special Acknowledgment

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)—A decade of serving hydrologic information to scientists and resource managers
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2017-3069
DOI:
10.3133/fs20173069
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
FLWSC-Tampa
Description:
6 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Other Geospatial:
Everglades
Online Only (Y/N):
N