Impact of 20th Century Water-Management and Land-Use Practices on the Coastal Hydrology of Southeast FloridaEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_impacts_20thcent
Abstract: The data are available as Arc/Info coverages from USGS Circular 1275. The Landuse coverages are in Florida State Plane Cordinate System, east zone, units feet, zone 3601, datum NAD27. All other coverages are in UTM Coordinate System, unit meters, zone 17, datum NAD27.
Saltwater intrusion into the surficial aquifer is a direct consequence of water-management practices, concurrent agricultural and ... urban development, and natural drought conditions. An important part of this synthesis is to link water-management practices (canal-discharge), consumptive water use, water levels within the surficial aquifer system, chloride concentrations, ground-water discharge, and Holocene paleohistory of the Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay. For example, a series of water table maps for specific selected 5-year increments have been developed to spatially identify the areal extent where long-term water levels within the surficial aquifer have declined and to compare these changes with movement of the interface. Such changes are also being compared with changes in coastal outflows from major canals to distinquish between long-term declines caused by regional drainage and a large number of municipal pumping centers. Paleontologic data are being used to prepare maps illustrate temporal changes in salinity within the Biscayne Bay over the last 150 years. Salinity changes within the bay are largely attributed to a decrease in ground-water and surface water discharge.
This is a completed project. The GIS data layers have been updated as of 4/26/2006. The previous layers available from SOFIA have been replaced with the updated layers.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert A. Renken (retired emeritus)
Dataset Title: Impact of 20th Century Water-Management and Land-Use Practices on the Coastal Hydrology of Southeast Florida
Dataset Release Date: 2006-04-26
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/impact_auc/
Start Date: 1850-01-01Stop Date: 2000-12-31
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > WATER MANAGEMENT
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > SALTWATER INTRUSION
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
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Distribution Format: Arc/Info
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: rarenken at usgs.gov
C/O Kevin Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org) 7500 SW 36th Street
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33314
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Renken, R. A., Patterson, R. D., Orzol, L. L., Dixon, Joann, 2001, Approach for Delineation of Contributing Areas and Zones of Transport to Selected Public-Supply Wells Using a Regional Ground-Water Flow Model, Palm Beach County, Florida, USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report, 01-4158, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
Ward, W. C., Cunningham, K. J., Renken, R. A., Wacker, M. A., Carlson, J. I., 2003, Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of the Regional Observation Monitoring Program (ROMP) 29A Test Corehole and Its relation to carbonate Porosity and Regional Transmissivity in the Florida Aquifer System, Highlands County, Florida, USGS Open-File Report, 03-201, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
Renken, Robert A., Dixon, Joann, Koehmstedt, John, Lietz, A. C., Ishman, Scott, Marella, Richard, Telis, Pamela, Rodgers, Jeff, Memberg, Steven, 2005, Impact of Anthropogenic Development on Coastal Ground-Water Hydrology in Southeastern Florida, 1900-2000, USGS Circular, 1275, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18