Analysis of Historic Water Quality Data
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_analysis_hist_wq

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Summary
Abstract: The Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY), the Everglades National Park (EVER), and Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (LOX) are water-dominated ecosystems that are susceptible to water-quality impacts. A comprehensive analysis of historical water-quality and ancillary data is needed to direct the restoration of the Everglades and the adoption of water-quality standards in BICY, EVER, and LOX ... View entire text
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Description:  location of historic water-quality sites

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 26.75   S: 25.11   E: -80.12   W: -81.55

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Benjamin McPherson (retired) Ronald L. Miller (retired) Arturo Torres
Dataset Title: Analysis of Historic Water Quality Data
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Data Presentation Form: spreadsheet
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/wq_analysis/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-09-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.01
Decimal degrees

Longitude Resolution: 0.01
Decimal degrees

Vertical Resolution: 1.0
meters

Quality Stations in Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY) have bi-monthly records while the records for Everglades National Park (EVER) and Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (LOX) are monthly. The period of record varies from site to site ranging from 1932 for stage at well S-196, 1953 for Tamiami Trail discharge, 1955 for rainfall, 1959 for sulfate and stage at site P-33, and 1960 for most internal ... View entire text
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Use Constraints These data are subject to change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved for official publication.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 2.5
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (813) 975-8620 ext. 128
Fax: (813) 942-9521
Email: aetorres at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
227 N. Bronough Street
City: Tallahassee
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 32301
Country: USA
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Publications/References
McPherson, Benjamin F., Halley, Robert, 1996, The South Florida Environment: a region under stress, USGS Circular, 1134, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey, Southern Florida NAWQA Program publication, http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/circular/1134/
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-28
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