Annie Roddenberry (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Suzanne Connor (University of Central Florida)
Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (funding source)
shorelines, Brevard County, Volusia County, estuaries, hard-armoring, wetlands
The goal of this project was to evaluate the current conditions of estuarine shorelines in Mosquito Lagoon and north Indian River. The shoreline assessment is the first step in the development of a shoreline restoration suitability model for this region, in order to better conserve and restore shorelines and promote sustainable use of resources.
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the current conditions of estuarine shorelines in Mosquito Lagoon and northern Indian River. The shoreline assessment is the first phase in the development of a shoreline restoration suitability model for the northernmost section of the Indian River Lagoon system, in order to better conserve and restore shorelines and promote sustainable use of natural resources. The shoreline survey methodology was developed by St. Johns River Water Management for northeastern Florida and was adapted for applications in Brevard and Volusia Counties. Between November 2017 through June 2018, shoreline evaluations were completed at transects located every 30 m in developed areas and every 100 to 300 m of shoreline in undeveloped regions, based on frequency of transitions to different habitats or armoring type (156 miles total). Transects were recorded less frequently if shoreline structure remained unchanged for extended distances (i.e. continuous seawalls, mosquito impoundment dikes). Transects were recorded more often in areas where shoreline habitat or armoring type changed frequently, in order to document each transition for GIS mapping of shoreline conditions.
GIS shapefile with results of shoreline survey from northern Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon
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College of Sciences
Donnelly, Melinda J.; Walters, Linda; and Shaffer, Michelle, "Shoreline Characterization for northern Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon" (2018). CEELAB Research Data. 1.