Title: An Ecological and Hydrological Assessment of the Golden Gate Estates Drainage Basin with Recommendations for Future Land Use and Water Management Strategies
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Title: An Ecological and Hydrological Assessment of the Golden Gate Estates Drainage Basin with Recommendations for Future Land Use and Water Management Strategies
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Language: English
Publisher: Golden Gates Estates Study Committee
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Abstract: Richard Hamann's Collection - An Ecological and Hydrological Assessment of the Golden Gate Estates Drainage Basin with Recommendations for Future Land Use and Water Management Strategies
General Note: Box 12, Folder 4 ( Golden Gate Estates Redevelopment Study - Phase I - 1975 ), Item 6
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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AN ECOLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE GOLDEN GATE
ESTATES DRAINAGE BASIN, WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE
LAND USE AND WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
















TROPICAL BIOINDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

Durbin C. Tabb Eric J. Heald
Taylor R. Alexander Martin A. Roessler
Gary L. Beardsley


June 1976












TABLE OF CONTENTS


Summary of Findings and Recommendations i

Foreword T-1

Methods T-3

Physical Setting T-6

Climate and Meteorology T-20

Origin of Surface Soils Distribution T-35

Watersheds and Hydrology

Drainage Basins T-43
Surface Water Conditions T-56
Salt Water Intrusion T-68

Vegetation

Introduction T-73
Historic Aspects T-80
Detailed Descriptions T-84
Ecology of Disturbed Surfaces T-90
Long Range Predictions T-95

Habitat Alteration T-109

Fauna T-112

Historic Flow-ways T-135

Water Quality T-138

Outflow to Estuarine Areas T-145

Agricultural Activities T-147

Land Suitability T-151

Water Management Strategies T-162

Bibliography T-170


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LIST OF FIGURES


Figure

1. General Location Map. T-7

2. Collier County, showing location of
Golden Gate Estates. T-8

3. Golden Gate Estates: Road and Canal System. T-9

4. Ground contours of central and western
Collier County. T-10

5. Ground contours of Golden Gate Estates. T-ll

6. Arrangement of rock and water-bearing
surface layers of Golden Gate "Highlands",
illustrating principles of infiltration,
runoff and shallow aquifer flow. T-15

7. Distribution of surface soils. T-36

8. General topography and extent of drainage
basins of central and western Collier
County. (After Smalley, Wellford and
Nelvern, 1962) T-44

9. General topography and extent of drainage
basins of central and western Collier
County (as modified by the authors). T-46

10. Presumed location of Fort Thompson forma-
tion caprock over Tamiami formation in
the Golden Gate "Highlands". T-51

11. Reconstruction of approximate ground
contours between the five and ten foot
contours in the vicinity of the
Picayune Strand. T-54

12. Dwarf cypress on Keri sand, deep phase,
in the vicinity of Golden Gate Boulevard. T-58

13. Cypress stump in main flow-way south of
Stewart Boulevard. T-58

14. Ground water contours during drought of
1971. T-69


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15. Vegetation. T-78

16. Severity of fire damage as of April 1976. T-79

17. Center of Fahkahatchee Strand after logging
operations in the late 1940's. T-101

18. Distribution of red-shouldered and red-
tailed hawks in Golden Gate (October 1975-
March 1976). T-119

19. Distribution of historic flow-ways. T-136

20. Recommendations of land suitability. T-154

21. Outline of water management possibilities. T-164


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