[Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS', Variable_Level_1='ESTUARINE HABITAT']
Hydrology DataEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_hydrology_data_zwp
Abstract: The data were produced by four separate projects: Coastal Gradients of Flow, Salintiy, and Nutrients; Freshwater Flows to Northeastern Florida Bay; Hydrologic Monitoring in Joe Bay; and Southwest Florida Coastal and Wetland Systems Monitoring. Data are available for 43 separate sites.
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000 authorized the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan ... (CERP) as a framework for modifications and operational changes to the Central and Southern Florida Project needed to restore the south Florida ecosystem. Provisions within WRDA 2000 provide for specific authorization for an adaptive assessment and monitoring program. A Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) has been developed as the primary tool to assess the system-wide performance of the CERP by the REstoration, COordination and VERification (RECOVER) program. The MAP presents the monitoring and supporting enhancement of scientific information and technology needed to measure the responses of the South Florida ecosystem. Hydrologic information throughout the Everglades ecosystem is key to the development of restoration strategies and for future evaluation of restoration results. There are significant hydrologic information gaps throughout the Everglades wetlands and estuaries that need to be addressed, particularly along Floridas southwest coast. Among these gaps are flow, water level, and salinity data.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eduardo Patino Jeff Woods; Mark Zucker
Dataset Title: Hydrology Data
Dataset Release Date: 2007
Data Presentation Form: text filesOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/zucker_woods_patino/index.html
Start Date: 1996-01-01Stop Date: 2007-12-31
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MANGROVES
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Quality Data collected include stage/water level, salinity, temperature, discharge, specific conductance, collection date and time. Not all sites have data for all parameters. Data were collected every 15 minutes on specific days during the water year.
Data for Stillwater Creek Water Years (WY) 1999-2004 were revised due to a correction for levels. Water level records from WY ... 1999 - 2006 for Taylor River at mouth were revised due to a correction for levels. North River discharge records were revised as of 12-7-2006. Mud Creek stage data for WY 1996 - 2004 have been corrected due to changes in levels. Broad River and Lostmans River NAVD-88 datum corrected, WY 2001 - 2004 records revised as of 12-7-2006. Chatham River and Lopez River NAVD-88 datum established at these locations, WY 2001 - 2004 records revised as of 12-7-2006. Jewfish Creek discharge records for WY 2003- -2006 were revised. East Highway Creek discharge record for WY 2005 was revised.
Eden 3 data for WY2006 were updated to fix units error, label updates, and time format.
Water level/stage and temperature were collected for all sites except Seven Palm Lake and East Creek near Homestead, FL. Other data collected include salinity, velocity/discharge, and specific conductance. Rainfall data were collected at Card Sound Canal, Upstream North River, and West Highway Creek.
See the Sites List for Hydrology Data at http:// sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/zucker_woods_patino/sitelist.html for a complete breakdown of the data collected for each site.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 2
Distribution Format: ASCII
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (954) 377-5952
Fax: (954) 377-5901
Email: mzucker at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33315
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Hittle, Clinton, Patino, Eduardo; Zucker, Mark, 2001,Freshwater flow from estuarine creeks into northeastern Florida Bay, USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report,01-4164,Reston, VA,
U.S. Geological Survey.
Hittle, Clinton D., Zucker, Mark A., 2004, Northeastern Florida Bay estuarine creek data, Water Years 1996-2000, USGS Digital Data Series, DS 105, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
Price, C., Woolverton, J.; Overton, K. 2004, Water Resources Data - Florida Water Year 2004, USGS WaterData Report, FL-04-2A, Florida, U.S. Geological Survey.
Hittle, Clinton, Patino, Eduardo; Zucker, Mark, 2004, Hydrologic Characteristics of Estuarine River Systems within Everglades National Park, USGS Fact Sheet, 2004-3129, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
Rantz, S. E and others, 1982, Measurement and computation of streamflow Volume 1: measurement of stage and discharge USGS Water Supply Paper, 2175, vol. 1, U.S. Geological Survey.
Sauer, Vernon B., 2002, Standards for the analysis and processing of surface-water data and information using electronic methods, USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report, 01-4044, U.S. Geological Survey.
Wagner, R. J.,Boulger, Jr, R. W.; Oblinger, C. J.; Smith, B. A., 2006, Guidelines and standard procedures for continuous water-quality monitors: station operation, record computation, and data reporting, USGS Techniques and Methods, 1-D3, U.S. Geological Survey, supersedes Water-Investigations Report 00-4252.
Oberg, K. A., Morlock, S. E.; Caldwell, W. S., 2005, Quality-assurance plan for discharge measurements using acoustic Doppler current profilers, USGS Scientific Investigations Report, 2005-5183,
U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U. S. Amy Corps of Engineers, Detroit District.
Simpson, M. R., 2002, Discharge measurements using a broad-band acoustic Doppler current profiler, USGS Open-File Report, 01-01, Sacramento, CA, U.S. Geological Survey.
Ruhl, C. A., Simpson, M. R., 2005, Computation of discharge using the index-velocity method in tidally affected areas, USGS Scientific Investigations Report, 2005-5004, Sacramento, CA, U.S. Geological Survey, Prepared in cooperation with the Interagency Ecological Program,
available online only.
Patino, Eduardo, 1996, Feasibility of using acoustic velocity meters for estimating highly organic suspended-solids concentrations in streams, USGS Open-File Report, 96-137, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-05-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-13