University of Florida, Center for Natural Resources, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

REPORT CNR-1997-1002
Water Management Issues Affecting the C-111 Basin, Dade County, Florida


TABLE 5-6. EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK WATER QUALITY MOA CRITERIA (USACOE, 1995a).

PARAMETER UPPER LIMIT*
Field Parameters
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) 4.5
Specific Conductance (mmho/cm2 @ 25oC) 647
pH 7.6 - 8.0
Physical Parameters
Color (PCU) 124
Turbidity (NTU) 11
Nutrients
Ortho Phosphorus (mg/L as P) 0.02
Total Phosphorus (mg/L as P) 0.024
NO2 (mg/L as N) 0.04
NO3 (mg/L as N) 0.7
NH4 (mg/L as N) 0.24
Organic N (mg/L as N) 2.1
Major Ions  
Calcium (mg/L) 86
Magnesium (mg/L) 25
Sodium (mg/L) 93
Chloride (mg/L) 143
Iron (mg/L) 270
Alkalinity (mg/L as CaCO3 ) 269
Trace Metals
Mercury (mg/L) 0.5
Cadmium (mg/L) 10
Copper (mg/L) 8
Lead (mg/L) 13
Zinc (mg/L) 72
Arsenic (mg/L) 20
Biological Parameters  
BOD (mg/L) 3
Fecal Coliforms To be determined
Total Coliforms To be determined
 

* Annual mean not to exceed this value. For Dissolved oxygen, annual mean not to be less than this value.


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