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United States Geological Survey (USGS): 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.

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.



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Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory

Carbonate Aquifer Characterization LaboratoryThe Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory (CACL) was initiated to promote collaborative research on carbonate aquifer characterization between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Florida Water Science Center (Davie office) and other governmental scientific agencies and academia. And, also to provide applied research for local, state, and federal agencies, and private industry, when research needs are within the scope of the USGS mission.

As the primary Federal science agency for water-resources information, the USGS is responsible for monitoring the quantity and quality of water in the Nation's rivers and aquifers and assessing the sources and fate of contaminants in aquatic systems. Towards this goal, a top priority for the USGS is to provide information to better define and manage the quality of the Nation's water resources. The CACL directly addresses this priority issue for the USGS by improving strategies to identify and protect drinking-water sources. The approach of the CACL is focused on the integration of the various disciplines that include core examination, sequence stratigraphy, borehole geophysics, digital optical borehole imaging, seismic, ground-penetrating radar, computational methods (eg., Lattice Boltzmann methods), and 3D geomodeling.
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Gages Remain Unfunded


Budget shortfalls at all levels of government have caused reductions in the amount of hydrologic data collected in Florida. As of October 1, 2012, 103 USGS stream, lake, rainfall, water quality, and groundwater monitoring sites have been discontinued, and there are 20 sites scheduled to be discontinued between August 31 and September 30, 2013 unless alternate sources of funding are identified.

For a map of discontinued sites, go to Florida discontinued stations. Although historic data for these sites will remain accessible through this web site, 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 3288 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Map 3288—Hydrogeologic Framework and Geologic Structure of the Floridan Aquifer System and Intermediate Confining Unit in the Lake Okeechobee Area, Florida

cover image: Open-File Report 2013-1271 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2013-1271—Pesticides and Nitrate in Groundwater Underlying Citrus Croplands, Lake Wales Ridge, Central Florida, 1999–2005

cover image: Fact Sheet 2011-3070 - click to go to the document Fact Sheet 2011-3070—Assessment of Groundwater Pathways and Contaminant Transport in Florida and Georgia using Multiple Chemical and Microbiological Indicators

cover image: Fact Sheet 2013-3079 - click to go to the document Fact Sheet 2013-3079Is a Salinity Monitoring Network “Worth Its Salt”?

cover image: Open-File Report 2013-1181 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2013-1181Integrating seismic-reflection and sequence-stratigraphic methods to characterize the hydrogeology of the Floridan aquifer system in southeast Florida

cover image: Open-File Report 2013-1141 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2013-1141—Preliminary stratigraphic and hydrogeologic cross sections and seismic profile of the Floridan aquifer system of Broward County, Florida

cover image: Open-File Report 2013-1088 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2013-1088—Saltwater intrusion in the surficial aquifer system of the Big Cypress Basin, southwest Florida, and a proposed plan for improved salinity monitoring

cover image: Open-File Report 2013-1086 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2013-1086—Estimation of capture zones and drawdown at the Northwest and West Well Fields, Miami-Dade County, Florida, using an unconstrained Monte Carlo analysis: recent (2004) and proposed conditions

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5146 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5146—Potential Effects of Deepening the St. Johns River Navigation Channel on Saltwater Intrusion in the Surficial Aquifer System, Jacksonville, Florida

cover image: Open-File Report 2012-1231 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2012-1231—Sampling History and 2009–2010 Results for Pesticides and Inorganic Constituents Monitored by the Lake Wales Ridge Groundwater Network, Central Florida

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5161 - click to go to the document

Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5161—Groundwater Flow and Water Budget in the Surficial and Floridan Aquifer Systems in East-Central Florida

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5099 - click to go to the document

Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5099—Evaluation of Effects of Changes in Canal Management and Precipitation Patterns on Salinity in Biscayne Bay, Florida, Using an Integrated Surface-Water/Groundwater Model

cover image: Techniques and Methods 6-A40 - click to go to the document

Techniques and Methods 6-A40—Documentation of the Surface-Water Routing (SWR1) Process for modeling surface-water flow with the U.S. Geological Survey Modular Ground-Water Model (MODFLOW-2005)

cover image: Scientific Investigations Map 3204 - click to go to the document

Scientific Investigations Map 3204—Transmissivity of the Upper Floridan aquifer in Florida and Parts of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama

cover image: Data Series 669 - click to go to the document

Data Series 669—Tabulated Transmissivity and Storage Properties of the Floridan aquifer system in Florida and Parts of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2012-1021 - click to go to the document

Scientific Investigations Report 2012-1021—Megaporosity and Permeability of Thalassinoides-Dominated Ichnofabrics in the Cretaceous Karst-Carbonate Edwards-Trinity aquifer system, Texas

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5039 - click to go to the document

Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5039—Flooded Area and Plant Zonation in Isolated Wetlands in Well Fields in the Northern Tampa Bay Region, Florida, Following Reductions in Groundwater-Withdrawal Rates


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USGS WaterAlert

The U.S. Geological Survey 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.





Florida WaterWatch

Maps Deliver Current Streamflow Conditions

USGS Florida WaterWatch home page.A Google-Map based Web page to deliver map-based current surface-water resources conditions in Florida was recently added.

The maps utilize zoom and pan to allow you to focus in on the water-monitoring sites that interest you. Maps and data about current and past streamflow, floods, and drought are available.




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