Hidden Cypress - Edison Farms Preserves Restoration Project
Client: Lee County (sub-consultant to EcoPlanz Inc.)
Year: 2018 - 2019
Lee County requested a modeling study to evaluate restoration alternatives for the Hidden Cypress and Edison Farms Preserve and Preserve. The idea was to evaluate the modeling scenarios based on changes in surface water and groundwater flows and levels.
In collaboration to WSA, the existing MIKE SHE/MIKE 11 model setup was updated, which included landuse coverage, irrigation coverage and rates, flow paths and surface water structures, hydrogeological parameters, and observation data from surface and groundwater monitoring stations.
During model calibration, reported irrigation from large agriculture operations were used to adjust model irrigation parameters. Also, the hydraulic conductivities were also adjusted by using a proprietary tool (Adjust dfs2 file) to better match the observation data.