Cape Sable Water Quality and Suspended Sediment Data
Entry ID: SOFIA_Cape_Sable

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Summary
Abstract: The Cape Sable peninsula is located on the southwestern tip of the Florida peninsula within Everglades National Park (ENP). Lake Ingraham, the largest lake within Cape Sable, is now connected to the Gulf of Mexico and western Florida Bay by canals built in the early 1920’s. Some of these canals breached a natural marl ridge located to the north of Lake Ingraham. These connections altered the landscape of this area allowing for the transport of sediments to and from Lake Ingraham. Saline intrusion into the formerly fresh interior marsh has impacted the local ecology. Earthen dams installed in the 1950’s and 1960’s in canals that breached the marl ridge have repeatedly failed. Sheet pile dams installed in the early 1990’s subsequently failed resulting in the continued alteration of Lake Ingraham and the interior marsh. The Cape Sable Canals Dam Restoration Project, funded by ENP, proposes to restore the two failed dams in Lake Ingraham. The objective of this study was to collect discharge and water quality data over a series of tidal cycles and flow conditions to establish discharge and sediment surrogate relations prior to initiating the Cape Sable Canals Dam Restoration Project. A dry season synoptic sampling event was performed on April 27-30, 2009. (Source: Zucker, M. and Boudreau, C. 2010. Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL. Joint Federal Interagency Conference. )

Purpose: In order to gather baseline data prior to restoration of the dams on East Cape Canal Extension and the Homestead Canal, a study entitled “The Sediment Transport and Saline Intrusion on Cape Sable Project” was initiated by the U.S Geological Survey (USGS)-National Park Service Water Quality Partnership Program. The objectives of the study are to measure continuous surface water flows and estimate suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) near the locations of the failed dams. Continuous water quality data from in situ meters and field readings during SSC sampling will be analyzed to evaluate predictors of SSC from a surrogate parameter(s). Continuous data are being collected from 2009 through 2010. SSC samples and additional field readings will be collected during four synoptic events throughout this same time period. Sampling events will be conducted during the wet and dry seasons. (Source: Zucker, M. and Boudreau, C. 2010. Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL. Joint Federal Interagency Conference. )

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 25.15583 S: 25.13694  E: -81.06438  W: -81.095

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mark Zucker; Jeff Woods
Dataset Title: Cape Sable Water Quality and Suspended Sediment Data
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Data Presentation Form: Maps and Data
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/lakeing/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-04-27
Stop Date: 2011-05-12


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TURBIDITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
INLAND WATERS


Project
USGS_SOFIA >South Florida Information Access    [Information]


Quality
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PROVISIONAL data that have not been reviewed or edited. These data
may be subject to significant change and are not citeable until reviewed
and approved by the U.S. Geological Survey. Realtime streamflow data
may be changed after review because the stage-discharge relationship
may have been affected by: algal and aquatic growth in the stream, sediment movement, and/or malfunction of recording equipment
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COMPLETENESS REPORT:
Summary of available data for East Side Creek: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/nwisman/?site_no=250802081035500 ;

Summary of available data for Homestead Canal:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=250921081054200 ;

Summary of available data for East Cape Canal:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=250813081040000


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
none


Keywords
Monroe County
Lake Ingraham
Cape Sable
Homestead Canal
East Cape Canal
East Side Creek


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR    [Information]
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


Personnel
MARK ZUCKER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (954) 377-5952
Fax: (954) 377-5901
Email: mzucker at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
7500 SW 36 St
City: Davie
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33314
Country: USA


HEATHER S. HENKEL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-25

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