The USDA-ARS Everglades Agro-Hydrology Research Unit (EAHRU) was established in February 1998.
Our mission is to provide hydrologic science and technology needed to sustain agricultural production and a quality environment in south
1. Low-gradient drainage
2. Typically high ground water table
3. Extensive drainage canal network
4. Direct impact on the hydrology affecting the
The main Unit's specific objectives are to:
1. Assess the fundamentals interrelationship between the hydrology of the drainage canals and the agricultural production in south Dade County
2. Conduct agro-hydrology field experiments and modeling studies
3. Develop a farm scale computer model that will simulate the water balance, crop production, pesticide and nutrient movement within the unsaturated zone
4. Link the farm scale model with a regional hydrologic model.
Action and regulatory agencies will use EAHRU's experimental results and the computer model in agricultural and environmental decision making and planning.