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Davie:
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Ft. Myers:
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Lutz:
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Tallahassee:
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Puerto Rico

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Water Resources of Florida

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.


 Science Websites


Floridan Aquifer System Groundwater Availability Study website Floridan Aquifer System Groundwater Availability Study website South Florida Information Access website 
Regional Assessment of Groundwater Quality in the Floridan, Biscayne, and Surficial Aquifer Systems USGS South Florida Coastal Stations Florida Active Water Level Network
Floridan Aquifer System Groundwater Availability Study website (Click on image)
Groundwater Conditions in Southern Florida (Click on image)
South Florida Information Access (Click on image)
Regional Assessment of Groundwater Quality (Click on image)
USGS South Florida Coastal Stations (Click on image)
Florida Active Water Level Network (Click on image)

 USGS Florida Science Highlights

Discharge, water temperature, and water quality of Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota County, Florida: A retrospective analysisNew Item

Cover: Discharge, water temperature, and water quality of Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota County, Florida: A retrospective analysisWarm Mineral Springs, located in southern Sarasota County, Florida, is a warm, highly mineralized, inland spring. Since 1946, a bathing spa has been in operation at the spring, attracting vacationers and health enthusiasts. During the winter months, the warm water attracts manatees to the adjoining spring run and provides vital habitat for these mammals. Well-preserved late Pleistocene to early Holocene-age human and animal bones, artifacts, and plant remains have been found in and around the spring, and indicate the surrounding sinkhole formed more than 12,000 years ago. The spring is a multiuse resource of hydrologic importance, ecological and archeological significance, and economic value to the community.

The pool of Warm Mineral Springs has a circular shape that reflects its origin as a sinkhole. The pool measures about 240 feet in diameter at the surface and has a maximum depth of about 205 feet. The sinkhole developed in the sand, clay, and dolostone of the Arcadia Formation of the Miocene-age to Oligocene-age Hawthorn Group.    Find out more



 Florida Water Watch

Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year


Current streamflow conditions in Florida; click to go to a live map.
Map legend showing percentile class groups.

WaterWatch is a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website that displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions for the United States. The real-time information generally is updated on an hourly basis. WaterWatch provides streamgage-based maps that show the location of long-term (30 years or more) USGS streamgages; use colors to represent streamflow conditions compared to historical streamflow. Click here for more information


 Recent Newsletters for the Florida Water Science Center

Newsletter cover, Summer 2016The USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC) Newsletter offers information about recent activities of the CFWSC. The CFWSC has more than 130 scientists, technicians, and support personnel in five offices that collect, interpret, and publish water-resource information for the State and the Nation. Each issue of the newsletter will highlight important hydrologic events and significant scientific projects and achievements by CFWSC staff.

 

Most recent CFWSC Newsletter: Summer 2016




 Gages Remain Unfunded

warning iconBudget shortfalls at all levels of government continue to cause reductions in the amount of hydrologic data collected by the USGS. Please visit the USGS Threatened and Endangered Stations website to view a map of all threatened, endangered, or recently discontinued stations. Although historic data for these sites will remain accessible through NWISWeb, no new data will be collected by the USGS. For some sites, data collection has been taken over by other agencies and new data may be available through them.


 Florida Weather


 Recent Publications


cover image: Scientific Investigations Map 2016-3368 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Map 2016-3368

Sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas, Utuado, Puerto Rico, September–November 2012
cover image: Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico Open-File Report 2016-1166

Discharge, water temperature, and water quality of Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota County, Florida: A retrospective analysis
cover image: Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5070

Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico
cover image: Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for the counties in the Suwannee River Water Management District in Florida, 2015 Open-File Report 2016-1111

Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for the counties in the Suwannee River Water Management District in Florida, 2015
cover image: Fact Sheet 2014-3121 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2016-1066

Preliminary investigation of groundwater flow and trichloroethene transport in the Surficial Aquifer System, Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant, Fridley, Minnesota
cover image: Effects of variations in flow characteristics through W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam on downstream water quality in the Caloosahatchee River Estuary and in McIntyre Creek in the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, southern Florida Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5033

Effects of variations in flow characteristics through W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam on downstream water quality in the Caloosahatchee River Estuary and in McIntyre Creek in the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, southern Florida, 2010–13
cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5005 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5005

Statistical analysis and mapping of water levels in the Biscayne aquifer, water conservation areas, and Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2000–2009
cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2015-1215 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2015-1215

Hydrologic conditions in the South Coast aquifer, Puerto Rico, 2010–15
cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5065 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5065

Dam failure analysis for the Lago de Matrullas Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico, 2015
cover image: Open-File Report 2015-1075 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2015-1075

Comparison of evaporation at two central Florida lakes, April 2005–November 2007
cover image: Open-File Report 2015-1156 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2015-1156

Water withdrawals in Florida, 2012
cover image: Open-File Report 2015-1170 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2015-1170

Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Jackson, Calhoun, and Gadsden Counties in Florida, and Houston County in Alabama, 2014
cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5095 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5095

Relations between well-field pumping and induced canal leakage in east-central Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2010–2011
cover image: Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p., - click to go to the document U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p., Source, use, and disposition of freshwater in Puerto Rico, 2010
cover image: Professional Paper 1807, 140 p., 23 pls - click to go to the document Professional Paper 1807, 140 p., 23 pls

Revised Hydrogeologic Framework of the Floridan Aquifer System in Florida and Parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina
cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5013 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5013

Seismic-Sequence Stratigraphy and Geologic Structure of the Floridan Aquifer System Near “Boulder Zone” Deep Wells in Miami-Dade County, Florida
cover image: Data Series 926 - click to go to the document Data Series 926

Digital Surfaces and Thicknesses of Selected Hydrogeologic Units of the Floridan Aquifer System in Florida and Parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, 2015
cover image: Open-File Report 2014-1256 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2014-1256

Changes in the Saltwater Interface Corresponding to the Installation of a Seepage Barrier Near Lake Okeechobee, Florida, 2014
cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5209 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5209

The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) Surface-Water Model, Version 2
cover image: Open-File Report 2014-1255 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2014-1255

Depth-dependent groundwater quality sampling at City of Tallahassee test well 32, Leon County, Florida, 2013

 View our recent publications.


 USGS WaterAlert and NWIS Mapper

The USGS WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text messages when certain parameters measured by a USGS water-monitoring site exceed user-definable thresholds.

You can subscribe to Florida water-monitoring sites and be alerted when high water hits.


The USGS provides current ("real-time") stream stage and streamflow, water-quality, and groundwater levels for sites in Florida. The NWIS Mapper is available to display active and historical station locations with links to their available data.



 SOFIA

Access to information about USGS science in south Florida

USGS Florida WaterWatch home page.South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) is an interdisciplinary service that provides coherent information access in support of research, decision making, and resource management for the South Florida ecosystem restoration effort. Sponsored by the USGS Priority Ecosystems Science Initiative (PES, formerly the USGS Place-Based Studies Program (PBS)), SOFIA offers a suite of information systems and tools enabling the selection, organization, documentation, dissemination and storage of data and other information products



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