Everglades Hydrology

The Everglades watershed serves as the primary source of drinking water for Miami-Dade County residents. Our research has focused on quantifying what fraction of the groundwater that originates in the Everglades (west of Levee L-31N) versus the amount that infiltrates within urban areas to the east. We have also evaluated water flow in the vicinity of tree islands to document flow rates necessary to maintain the ridge and slough topography needed for tree island maintenance.

Please visit the following web sites to see listings of some of our research projects.

Caption: Dr. Mark Nemeth measuring infiltration rates in the Everglades, Walter Wilcox measuring water levels, and Gudrun Ibler collecting rainwater samples for isotopic analysis.

Caption: Dr. Mark Nemeth measuring infiltration rates in the Everglades, Walter Wilcox measuring water levels, and Gudrun Ibler collecting rainwater samples for isotopic analysis.