NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  USGS Everglades Study  https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wetland-and-aquatic-research-center-war...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  USGS Everglades Study  https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wetland-and-aquatic-research-center-warc/science/wildlife-indicators-greater-everglades?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects ; The Science Issue and Relevance: As Greater Everglades restoration project implementation progresses, wetlands in near coastal areas may undergo changes in salinity, hydroperiod, and water depth. Some of these interior marshes near the coasts provide critical foraging grounds for migratory shorebirds, endangered wading birds, and other resident and migratory birds as watchable wildlife (a $3 billion per year industry in Florida).   Some of these interior marshes are experiencing increases in salinity and marsh habitat has been overtaken by encroaching mangroves. Freshwater flows should increase as a result of ecosystem restoration and lead to improved habitat for birds and other wildlife. These changes may mitigate saltwater intrusion into the mainland and will likely improve habitat for endangered species such as manatees and crocodiles, as well as bird species of ecotourism importance.  This study will also be linked on the Reports Page 02 of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ">https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ; Tim SmithSustainable Water Resources CoordinatorGovernment Web Site, https://acwi.gov/Sustainable Water Resources Site, https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ">https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ;