The Biscayne Aquifer Monitoring Project (BAM) is a network of monitoring stations that measure surface and groundwater conditions in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. The study area includes stations in the northeast corner of the Everglades National Park (ENP), the southeast corner of Water Conservation Area 3B (WCA 3B), and is bounded by the L30 and L31N canals to the east. This area includes three key water control features:
  1. a 35-ft deep, 2-mile long seepage cut-off wall constructed in 2012 on the L-31N Levee;
  2. a 1-mile long bridge completed in 2013 that facilitates water flow from the L-29 canal in to ENP and Florida Bay; and,
  3. an operational test of a 500 cfs pump station (S-356) located on L-29 canal just north of Tamiami Trail.
This website presents BAM and serves as a portal to current and historic data from the BAM monitoring network. Click for an interactive map.
Oblique aerial view of the L31N Canal and levee, looking north. Everglades National Park is on left. L31NS monitoring station is west of levee (lower left).
This web portal contains the following information:
These platforms in the WCA3B Marsh at L30 enable measurement from surface water and four wells that are installed at different elevations in the Biscayne Aquifer. Photo: X. Zapita.
This project was funded by the USACE and includes data from other partner agencies including the South Florida Water Management District, the ENP, and the USGS.