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Restore Circulation and Provide Ecological Enhancement in the Ft. DeSoto Park Aquatic Habitat Mgmt Area, Project # MX974335

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Opening the causeways will restore east-west circulation to the semi-inclosed embayments and will improve ecosystem health. (Photograph of grass and trees with a waterway in the background.) Opening the causeways will restore east-west circulation to the semi-inclosed embayments and will improve ecosystem health. (Aerial photograph of waterway.) Department of Environmental Management Logo
Opening the causeways will restore east-west circulation to the semi-inclosed embayments and will improve ecosystem health. Department of Environmental Management - Logo
Allowing the natural tidal flux and wind driven Gulf/Bay water to pass between the cells will help modulate water temperature and improve water quality by restoring the historic circulation patterns that existed prior to the filling of the passes. (Aerial photograph of filled pass with improvements drawn in.) Allowing the natural tidal flux and wind driven Gulf/Bay water to pass between the cells will help modulate water temperature and improve water quality by restoring the historic circulation patterns that existed prior to the filling of the passes. (Drawing of plans for improvements.) Plans of Proposed Fort DeSoto Water Circulation Improvement
Allowing the natural tidal flux and wind driven Gulf/Bay water to pass between the cells will help modulate water temperature and improve water quality by restoring the historic circulation patterns that existed prior to the filling of the passes. Fort DeSoto Water Circulation Improvement
Altered hydrology has contributed to elevated water temperature, water quality degradation and seagrass mortality. If water could pass between the cells , pocketing and stagnation would be reduced. (Photograph of stagnant water with dead seagrass.) Altered hydrology has contributed to elevated water temperature, water quality degradation and seagrass mortality. If water could pass between the cells , pocketing and stagnation would be reduced. (Photograph of stagnant water with dead seagrass.)  
Altered hydrology has contributed to elevated water temperature, water quality degradation and seagrass mortality. If water could pass between the cells , pocketing and stagnation would be reduced.  

Opening the causeways will restore east-west circulation to the semi-inclosed embayments and will improve ecosystem health.

Opening the causeways will restore east-west circulation to the semi-inclosed embayments and will improve ecosystem health. (Photograph of grass and trees with a waterway in the background.)

Opening the causeways will restore east-west circulation to the semi-inclosed embayments and will improve ecosystem health. (Aerial photograph of waterway.)

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Allowing the natural tidal flux and wind driven Gulf/Bay water to pass between the cells will help modulate water temperature and improve water quality by restoring the historic circulation patterns that existed prior to the filling of the passes.

Allowing the natural tidal flux and wind driven Gulf/Bay water to pass between the cells will help modulate water temperature and improve water quality by restoring the historic circulation patterns that existed prior to the filling of the passes. (Aerial photograph of filled pass with improvements drawn in.)

Allowing the natural tidal flux and wind driven Gulf/Bay water to pass between the cells will help modulate water temperature and improve water quality by restoring the historic circulation patterns that existed prior to the filling of the passes. (Drawing of plans for improvements.)

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Altered hydrology has contributed to elevated water temperature, water quality degradation and seagrass mortality. If water could pass between the cells , pocketing and stagnation would be reduced.

Altered hydrology has contributed to elevated water temperature, water quality degradation and seagrass mortality. If water could pass between the cells , pocketing and stagnation would be reduced. (Photograph of stagnant water with dead seagrass.)

Altered hydrology has contributed to elevated water temperature, water quality degradation and seagrass mortality. If water could pass between the cells , pocketing and stagnation would be reduced. (Photograph of stagnant water with dead seagrass.)

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Fort DeSoto Water Circulation Improvement

Plans of proposed Fort DeSoto Water Circulation Improvement

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