There is evidence that anthropogenic activities along the wetlands in the South Florida Canal have contributed to the increased frequency at, which the wetlands dry and affected the natural water flows along the canal.This discussion will focus on one major objective; determination of the concentration of chloride within the Canal and provide brief information in regard to its effects. The results of this discussion will be based on the data that was collected during the field trip. Moreover, it will provide the recommendation on what can be done to ensure that concerned stakeholders engage in formulating methods of maintaining the chloride concentration at appropriate levels.The South Florida Canal has a relatively low concentration of chloride materials; the concentration, which is at 50ppm which, is lower than the normal recommended level as stipulated by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States. Adjacent sea water has higher quantities of chloride materials, which is at 19,300 ppm.The research entailed the collection of 62 samples of water from various parts of the South Florida Canal. The samples were divided among four groups with each group consisting of two members or more. Each group was distinct from one another by use of colors as in Red Group; blue group, Purple, and Green group. The samples collected were separated in regard to their geographical location, specifically through the use of latitudinal and longitudinal location. These groups were also responsible for collecting data from the 62 different longitudinal and latitudinal orientations.Similar standards of data collection and analysis were used by the different groups; this was basically geared towards facilitating the reduction of errors that could arise. Data was also organized in regard to replicates, basically indicating different bottles that indicated similar results (Chloride levels) for further analysis. In addition, the replicates also depicted bottles with results that are almost similar.
Work Cited"South Florida Wetlands Ecosystem: Biogeochemical Processes in Peat." South Florida Wetlands Ecosystem: Biogeochemical Processes in Peat. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs177-96/fsheet.htm>.
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