Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Geophysical DataEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_bbcw_geophysical
Abstract: The objectives of this data acquisition project were to complete the downhole geophysical logging including video and flowmeter logging of two core holes (9A and 11A), which are the deepest wells at monitor well sites 0009AB and 0011AB.
The goal of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project (BBCWP) is to rehydrate wetlands and reduce ... point-source discharge to Biscayne Bay. The BBCWP will replace lost overland flow and partially compensate for the reduction in ground-water seepage by redistributing, through a spreader system, available surface water entering the area from regional canals. The proposed redistribution of freshwater flow across a broad front is expected to restore or enhance freshwater wetlands, tidal wetlands, and near shore bay habitat. A critical component of the BBCWP is the development of a realistic representation of ground-water flow within the karst Biscayne aquifer. Mapping these ground-water flow units is key to the development of models that simulate ground-water flow from the Everglades and urban areas through the coastal wetlands to Biscayne Bay. Because there is little detailed hydrogeologic data of the Surficial aquifer (to depth) in this area, the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project Delivery Team installed two monitor-well sites and collected the necessary detailed hydrogeologic data. The L-31 North Canal Seepage Management Pilot Project is intended to curtail easterly seepage emanating from within Everglades National Park (ENP). The pilot project is examining various seepage management technologies as well as operational changes that could be implemented to reduce the water losses from ENP. This project is in close proximity to Biscayne Bay so an effort has been made to combine ongoing work efforts at the two project areas. The distribution of seepage into the L-31 North Canal and beneath it is not known with any degree of certainty today. A canal draw down experiment was conducted to provide additional field data that will be utilized to refine seepage estimates in the study area as well as determine aquifer parameters in the study area.
This project was funded by the USGS Florida Integrated Science Center and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cunningham, Kevin
Dataset Title: Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Geophysical Data
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Data Presentation Form: textOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/bbcw_wells/
Start Date: 2004-01-01
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: Adobe PDF 7.0
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (954) 377-5913
Fax: (954) 377-5901
Email: kcunning 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
Cunningham, Kevin J., Carlson, Janine L.; Wingard, G. Lynn; Robinson, Edward; Wacker, Michael A., 2004, Characterization of Aquifer Heterogeneity Using Cyclostratigraphy and Geophysical Methods in the Upper Part of the Karstic Biscayne Aquifer, Southeastern Florida, USGS Water Resources Investigations Report, 03-4208, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
Cunningham, Kevin J., Wacker, Michael A.; Robinson, Edward; Gefvert, Cynthia J.; Krupa, Steven L., 2004, Hydrogeology and Ground-Water Flow at Levee 31N, Miami-Dade County, Florida, July 2003 to May 2004, Scientific Investigations Map, I-2846, Reston VA, U.S. Geolgoical Survey.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02