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September 2009 Kissimmee River Phase IVB Construction and Phase I Features. Photographs by Brent Anderson. September 23, 2009. High seasonal flows continue through the Kissimmee River. September 23, 2009.

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September 2009 Kissimmee River Phase IVB Construction and Phase I Features

Photographs by Brent Anderson


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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

High seasonal flows continue through the Kissimmee River.


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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

With nearly 6 months of floodplain inundation, the floodplain has transitioned from terrestrial and semiaquatic vegetation to emergent grasses and other wetland vegetation.

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February 11, 2009


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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

With nearly 6 months of floodplain inundation, the floodplain has transitioned from terrestrial and semiaquatic vegetation to emergent grasses and other wetland vegetation.

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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

With nearly 6 months of floodplain inundation, the floodplain has transitioned from terrestrial and semiaquatic vegetation to emergent grasses and other wetland vegetation.


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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

Whitetail Deer are seen foraging in the oak creek floodplain.


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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

Extended inundation of the Macarthur impoundment area of Phase I has allowed the invasion of hydrilla and floating exotic species such as water hyacinth. Mats of hydrilla were observed in areas of open water with depths of 2-3 feet.


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July 22, 2009 Phase I Features

Photo monitoring of an area that was roller chopped to remove an unnatural wax myrtle stand in the southwest end of the Phase I area

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September 23, 2009


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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

Peruvian primrose willow treatment test plot at the southwest end of the Phase I backfill.


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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

About 25 wild mustangs were illegally released on the Oak Creek floodplain in mid-September. They will be rounded up for adoption.


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September 23, 2009 Phase I Features

About 25 wild mustangs were illegally released on the Oak Creek floodplain in mid-September. They will be rounded up for adoption.


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BACKFILL Phase I Features

September 18, 2009

Looking southwest in the Phase IVA backfill area. Phase IVA construction was completed in 2007.


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September 18, 2009 Phase I Features

Phase IVA backfill area and floodplain looking west.


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Looking south from north end of Phase IVB backfill. Phase IVB construction is slated for completion in early 2010.

FLOW

September 18, 2009


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With IVB construction is slated for completion in early 2010.Phase IVB backfill nearly 80% complete, water is already taking its natural course through the recarved river channels and flowing onto the floodplain.

September 18, 2009




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This male squirrel treefrog calls for females on the Kissimmee River floodplain. This wet year was highly successful for breeding amphibians compared to previous drought years.