South Florida Hydrology DatabaseEntry ID: SF_hydro_db
Abstract: The data were produced by several projects: Coastal Gradients of Flow, Salinity, and Nutrients; Freshwater Flows to Northeastern Florida Bay; Hydrologic Monitoring in Joe Bay; Flow Monitoring along the Tidal Caloosahatchee River and Tributaries West of Frankin Locks, Hydrodynamic and Salinity Characteristics of Rivers and Estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands, Southwest Florida Coastal and Wetland Systems Monitoring, Empirical Studies in Support of a Pink Shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum, Simulation Model for Florida Bay, and Sediment Transport and Saline Intrusion on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL (a USGS-NPS Water Quality Partnership Program project). Data are available for 73 separate sites.
Purpose: 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.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eduardo Patino; Jeff Woods; Mark Zucker
Dataset Title: South Florida Hydrology Database
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Data Presentation Form: maps and dataOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/zucker_woods_patino/
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 2011-09-30
Latitude Resolution: 1
Degrees, minutes, and decimal seconds
Longitude Resolution: 1
Degrees, minutes, and decimal seconds
Vertical Resolution: 0.01
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TURBIDITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Quality LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT:
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.
Broad River and Lostmans River - NAVD-88 datum corrected, ... WY2001-2004 records revised as of 12-7-2006.
Chatham River and Lopez River - NAVD-88 datum established at these locations, WY2001-2004 records revised as of 12-7-2006.
Previous corrections for other sites have been incorporated into the South Florida Hydrology Data database.
At the Lostmans River site on September 5, 2009, due to insignificant vertical stratification at this monitoring location the bottom salinity/temp probe was raised to mid-depth and time-series data assumed unchanged.
At the Broad River site on March 12, 2008, due to insignificant vertical stratification at this monitoring location the top salinity/temp probe was lowered to mid-depth and time-series data assumed unchanged.
At the Chatham River site on March 11, 2008, due to insignificant vertical stratification at this monitoring location the top salinity/temp probe was lowered to mid-depth and time-series data assumed unchanged.
Water level/stage was collected for all sites except Faka Union Below Weir, Faka Union Boundary Marker, Seven Palm Lake, Upstream Faka Union River, Upstream Fakahatchee River, and Upstream Little Wood River. Temperature was not collected for Alligator Creek, Billys Creek, East Creek near Homestead, FL, East Highway Creek, Oregon Creek. Popash Creek, and Shell Point. 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.
In addition discharge and tidal discharge were collected at Indian Key Channel, Middle Gounds, Sandy Key Channel, and Whale Harbor. Data for Indian Key Channel, and Whale Harbor were collected from 2001 to 2004. Data for Conchie Channel, Middle Grounds, Panhandle Cut, and Sandy Key Channel were collected from 2002 to 2004.
Turbidity and filtered discharge were also collected for Homestead Canal, East Cape Canal, and East Side Creek for 2009-2010.
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.
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Horizontal positions were established with the use of GPS equipment.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: ASCIIsee Format Specification
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
Phone: 727.803.8747 ext. 3028
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
USGS-FISC-St. Petersburg 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-25