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The mission of the Water Discipline, which supports the overall mission of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey, is to provide the hydrologic information and understanding needed for the best use and management of the Nation's water resources for the benefit of the people of the United States.
USGS Florida Science Highlights
Hydrodynamic Characteristics and Salinity Patterns in Estero Bay, Lee County, Florida
Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5217. Michael J. Byrne, and Jessica N. Gabaldon. Estero Bay is an estuary (about 12 miles long and 3 miles wide) on the southwestern Florida coast, with several inlets connecting the bay to the Gulf of Mexico and numerous freshwater tributaries. Continuous stage and salinity data were recorded at eight gaging stations in Estero Bay estuary from October 2001 to September 2005. Continuous water velocity data were recorded at six of these stations for the purpose of measuring discharge. In addition, turbidity data were recorded at four stations, suspended sediment concentration were measured at three stations, and wind measurements were taken at one station. Salinity surveys, within and around Estero Bay, were conducted 15 times from July 2002 to January 2004. Find out more
Of Current Interest
USGS South Florida Coastal Stations. The U.S. Geological Survey Florida Integrated Science Center, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and includes Fort Myers, Florida operates and maintains an integrated coastal monitoring network of surface water, ground water, water quality, wind, and rainfall monitoring stations throughout south Florida. The real-time clickable map allows scientists, resource managers, and the public access to provisional and published data provided on the National Water Information System (NWIS). The real-time map is a combination of projects funded by the Greater Everglades Science Program:
Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5238 Kroening, S.E., 2008, Assessment of Water-Quality Monitoring and a Proposed Water-Quality Monitoring Network for the Mosquito Lagoon Basin, East-Central Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5238, 53 p.
Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5062 Darst, M.R., Light, H.M., 2008, Drier Forest Composition Associated with Hydrologic Change in the Apalachicola River Floodplain, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5062, 81 p., plus 12 apps.
Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5207 Reese, R.S., and Richardson, Emily, 2008, Synthesis of the Hydrogeologic Framework of the Floridan Aquifer System and Delineation of a Major Avon Park Permeable Zone in Central and Southern Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5207, 60 p., 4 pls., plus apps.
Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5277 Miller, R.L., and McPherson, B.F., 2008, Water Quality in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge—Trends and Spatial Characteristics of Selected Constituents, 1974-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5277, 34 p.
Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5029 Jawitz, J.W., Muñoz-Carpena, Rafael, Muller, Stuart, Grace, K.A., and James A.I., 2008, Development, Testing, and Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analyses of a Transport and Reaction Simulation Engine (TaRSE) for Spatially Distributed Modeling of Phosphorus in South Florida Peat Marsh Wetlands: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5029, 109 p.
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