Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project

Updated on 10-8-2019

Monitoring data

Monitoring of water quality and oysters began in mid-January 2019, with efforts targeting other key indicators, such as vegetation, fish, birds to roll out over the next few months.

Sampling designs typically revolve around comparing areas near and far from restoration, and the frequency of sampling will be determined by the pace at which changes will occur, for instance, monthly, quarterly, annually.

Woman on a boat lowering a secchi disc in the water to measure water clarity
Jan. 15, 2019 - District staff conduct water quality sampling
Aerial image of a salt marsh with locator markings
Project Section A
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project sections B and D
Project Sections B and D
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project section C1
Project Section C1
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project section C2
Project Section C2
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project section E
Project Section E
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project section F
Project Section F
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project section G
Project Section G
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project section GR2
Project Section GR2
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project sections H and I
Project Sections H and I
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project section J
Project Section J
Aerial image of the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project section k
Project Section K
Flagler Wetland Restoration Project L1 turbidity monitoring locations map
Project Section L1
Aerial image of salt marsh with locator indications
Project Section L2
Map of the oyster survey locations at the Flagler Wetland Restoration Project
Oyster survey locations at the Flagler Wetland Restoration Project

Fish and crustaceans found at the Flagler Beach project area to date.

Common name Scientific Name
anchovy Anchoa spp.
Atlantic croaker Micropogonius undulatus
bay whiff Citharichthys spilopterus
blue crab Callinectes sapidus
clown goby Microgobius gulosus
common snook Centropomus undecimalis
darter goby Ctenogobius boleosoma
Gulf killifish Fundulus grandis
hard head catfish Ariopsis felis
Harris mud crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii
high fin goby Gobionellus oceanicus
Irish mojarra Diapterus auratus
ladyfish Elops saurus
menhaden Brevoortia spp.
mojarra Eucinostomus spp.
mosquito fish Gambusia holbrooki
mullet Mugil spp.
mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus
naked goby Gobiosoma bosc
pinfish Lagodon rhomboides
rainwater killifish Lucania parva
red spotted shrimp Farfantepenaeus brasiliensis
rough silverside Membras martinica
sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna
scaled herring Harengula jaguana
silverside Menidia spp.
spot Leiostomus xanthurus
striped mullet Mugil cephalus
tidewater mojarra Eucinostomus harengulus
Map of monitoring area of fish and crustaceans

Table 1. Plants documented at different locations.

Location Plants documented
Restored reference areas
(restored in 2011)
Avicennia germinans (black mangrove)
Sarcocornia perennis (perennial glasswort)
Batis maritima (saltwort)
Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass)
Unrestored reference areas Schinus terrebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper)
Juniperus silicicola (southern red cedar)
Quercus geminata (sand-live oak)
Opuntia sp. (cactus)
Unrestored areas in the project
(before samples)
Schinus terrebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper)
Juniperus silicicola (southern red cedar)
Opuntia sp. (cactus)
Map of vegetation monitoring data