Watershed Management Lab
Apalachicola Slough Restoration
Sloughs and other low-velocity areas of river systems such as the Apalachicola River, provide an important refuge habitat for several organisms, yet mismanagement of the river system has caused many of these sloughs to fill with sand. The Slough Restoration Project, funded in 2020 by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, will restore the connection of three slough systems in the Apalachicola River watershed during times of low flow by removing sediment plugs and reestablishing hydrologic connectivity. Our research focuses on the evolution of the regions water quality as the project progresses.