Title: A Wetland Evaluation Method for The Everglades: Impact to Mitigation, Table 1: Broward County Freshwater Ecological Wetlands Quality Index Evaluation Matrix
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Title: A Wetland Evaluation Method for The Everglades: Impact to Mitigation, Table 1: Broward County Freshwater Ecological Wetlands Quality Index Evaluation Matrix
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Abstract: A Wetland Evaluation Method for The Everglades: Impact to Mitigation, Table 1: Broward County Freshwater Ecological Wetlands Quality Index Evaluation Matrix
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Broward County Freshwater Ecological Wetlands Quality Index (WQI) Evaluation Matrix

Rating Weighting
Parameter / Function Scoring Criteria Points Lactor Score
High numbers of potential aquatic prey 2
1 Aquatic Prey Base Abundance Low to moderate numbers of potential aquatic prey 1 1 /
Few to no aquatic prey 0 _
7 or more species commonly observed 2
2 Aquatic Prey Base Diversity 3 6 species commonly observed 1 2 C)
2 or fewer species commonly observed 0
<5% cover 2
3 Category I Exotic Pest Plant Species Between 5% and 35% cover 1 2 )
>35% cover 0
No one species has >50% cover 2
4 Diversity of Macrophytes One species has 51% to 90% cover 1 2
One species has >90% cover 0
2 or more alternative habitats 2
5 Habitat Diversity within 1000 Feet One alternative habitat 1 /
No alternative habitats 0
5 months or longer, but drying at least once in 5 years 2
6 Hydroperiod 3 to 5 months, or >5 years continuous inundation 1 4 O
Less than 3 months 0
Undisturbed 2
7 Intactness of Wetland Resource Prior hydrologic disruption 1 1
Prior hydrologic and soil horizon disruption (e.g.. farming) 0
Average depth >12" and covers >95% of surface area 2
8 Peat/Muck Soil Layer Average depth 6" to 12" and covers at least 95% of surface area 1 1
Average depth <6", or covers <95% of surface area 0
Verified or expected frequent use 2
9 Protected Animal Species Use Occasional use but habitat not conducive to sustained presence 1 1 /'
No use expected 0 ,
Significant populations) reported or known present 2
10 Protected Plant Species Significant populations) possible due to habitat 1 1 O
Habitat not conducive to significant populations) 0 ,
Open connection to aquatic refugia less than 500' 2
11 Proximity to Aquatic Refugia Restricted connection to aquatic refugia, or >500' but <2000' 1 3
Isolated from aquatic refugia. or more than 2000' 0

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Broward County Freshwater Ecological Wetlands Quality Index (WQI) Evaluation Matrix

Rating Weighting
Parameter / Function Scoring Critcria Points Factor Score
Uniform flow over most of the area observed or expected 2
12 Sheet Flow (during inundation) Uneven flow due to uneven terrain, berms, ditches, etc. 1 1
Hydrologically isolated, no net lateral movement 0
Undisturbed, near natural condition 2
13 Surrounding Landscape Condition Agricultural, rural, or lightly urbanized 1 1
Highly urbanized 0
>95% wetland indicator species 2
14 Vegetation Cover Between 80% and 95% wetland species 1 1 O
<80% wetland indicator species 0
No visual indicators of poor water quality observed 2
15 Water Quality Visual indicators of poor water quality questionable 1 1
Visual indicators of poor water quality observed 0
High utilization by native wetland mammals, birds, and reptiles 2
16 Wildlife Use (may be seasonal only) Moderate utilization by native wetland birds, mammals, or reptiles 1 2
Low utilization by native wetland birds. mammals, or reptiles 0

SSee Appendi B for detailed explanations of each criterion
Cumulative Score
Maximum Possible Score 50
Wetland Quality Index (WQI) = Cumulative Score/Maximum Possible Score (0, A,


Note: One WQI sore sheet foreach freshwaterwetland community to be impacted by the proposed activity must accompany the required application submittals and plan


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