EverForecast—A Near-Term Forecasting Application for Ecological Decision Support

Fact Sheet 2021-3005
U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Program
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Abstract

The Everglades Forecasting application (EverForecast) provides decision makers with a support tool to examine optimal allocations of water across the managed landscape while explicitly quantifying the conflicting needs of multiple species. Covering the Greater Everglades (a vast, subtropical wetland ecosystem in South Florida), EverForecast provides 6-month forecasts of daily projected water stage across the region. It then runs these forecasts through a suite of species models and illustrates potential tradeoffs. All output is summarized by subregion and hydrologic category. Decision makers can use these near-term forecasts to manage the transition from current conditions to future alternatives according to their management priorities.

Suggested Citation

Haider, S.M., Romañach, S.S., McKelvy, M., Suir, K., and Pearlstine, L., EverForecast—A near-term forecasting application for ecological decision support: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3005, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213005.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Why Is Everglades Decision Making Difficult?
  • What Is EverForecast?
  • How Does EverForecast Work?
  • How Does EverForecast Help Decision Makers?
  • How Do I Access EverForecast?
  • Reference Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title EverForecast—A near-term forecasting application for ecological decision support
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2021-3005
DOI 10.3133/fs20213005
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Florida
Other Geospatial Everglades
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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