I glance over to see how much water is spilling over the weir.
|Hydrograph of discharge across Faka Union|
Weir No. 1, 2015 to present
Fortunately, water managers are precisely measuring the flow..
|Historical calendar of discharge across Faka Union Canal Weir No. 1, 1990 to present. The larger black dots indicate the times when discharge was at its peak. The long-term goal is to reduce those events and spread the water out.|
The long term goal, once the restoration is done, is to spread the water out across upstream Picayune Strand State Forest so that the point discharge at the weir will not be as much. In that way, the weir is a picture window in the watershed-scale restoration underway upstream.