Near-Surface Water-Quality Surveys of the Caloosahatchee River and Downstream Estuaries, Florida, USA
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_Caloosahatchee_water_quality

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Summary
Abstract: Beginning in September 2011, water-quality surveys were conducted a minimum of six times per year in the tidal Caloosahatchee River and surrounding estuaries. Geo-referenced measurements were made at 5 second intervals during moving boat surveys in order to create high resolution water-quality maps of the study area. Water-quality characteristics measured and recorded include salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, and turbidity

Purpose: The objective of this project is to describe seasonal changes in the spatial distribution of selected water-quality characteristics within the tidal reach of the Caloosahatchee River and surrounding estuaries
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Caption:  Overview map of study area
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Caption:  Example water-quality map
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 26.75   S: 26.33   E: -81.76   W: -82.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Amanda C. Booth, Travis M. Knight, and Lars E. Soderqvist
Dataset Title: Near-Surface Water-Quality Surveys of the Caloosahatchee River and Downstream Estuaries, Florida, USA
Dataset Release Date: September 2013
Dataset Publisher: USGS SOFIA
Data Presentation Form: Maps and Data
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/ding_wqs/index.html
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
USGS_SOFIA_Ding_Darling_baseline

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-09-30
Stop Date: 2014-08-19
Quality Moving-boat surveys are used to produce water-quality maps at least six times per year. The boat surveys typically begin at the boat ramp near Punta Rassa, enter San Carlos Bay, travel around Pine Island and finally travel upstream along the Caloosahatchee River, ending at the W. P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Sensor and coordinate data are recorded as the boat travels throughout the study area ... View entire text
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Data Set Progress
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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 Format: PDF

Distribution Format: Excel spreadsheet
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 239-275-8448
Email: acbooth at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
1400 Colonial Boulevard
Suite 70, Royal Palm Square
City: Fort Myers
Province or State: Florida
Postal Code: 33907
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Soderqvist, L.E. and E. Patino (2010), Seasonal and spatial distribution of freshwater flow and salinity in the Ten Thousand Islands Estuary, Florida, 2007-2009, U.S Geological Survey Data Series, 501, 24, US Geological Survey, <http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/501/>

Wagner, R.J., R.W. Boulger, C.J. Oblinger, and B.A. Smith (2000), Guidelines and standard procedures for continuous water-quality monitors: site selection, field operation, calibration, record computation, and reporting, U.S Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report, 00-4252, 53, U.S Geological Survey, <http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/2006/tm1D3/>
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-09-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29
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