North Spreader salinity readingsNorth Spreader salinity readings

September 24, 2014

 

>Readings attached. As usual, the North Spreader is all fresh water

>during the rainy season. When the drought returns, without the

>Ceitus Barrier, it will convert to largely a salt water system. The

>seasonal conversion back and forth between salt and fresh precludes

>either from becoming well established, but even more importantly,

>the lack of fresh water flows through the wetlands west of Cape

>Coral defeats the normal functions of an estuary.

> 

>Phil Buchanan

>3861 Galt Island Avenue

>St James City, FL 33956

>Phone/fax: 239-283-4067

>Cell: 239-789-6114

>email: coolcherokee@comcast.netReadings attached. As usual, the North Spreader is all fresh water during the rainy season. When the drought returns, without the Ceitus Barrier, it will convert to largely a salt water system. The seasonal conversion back and forth between salt and fresh precludes either from becoming well established, but even more importantly, the lack of fresh water flows through the wetlands west of Cape Coral defeats the normal functions of an estuary.

Phil Buchanan

3861 Galt Island Avenue

St James City, FL 33956

Phone/fax: 239-283-4067

Cell: 239-789-6114

email: coolcherokee@comcast.net