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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.



Recent Newsletters for the Florida Water Science Center



New ItemThe USGS Florida Water Science Center (FLWSC) Newsletter offers information about recent activities of the FLWSC. The FLWSC 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 FLWSC staff.

 

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New ItemHydrologic Conditions in Urban Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the Effect of Groundwater Pumpage and Increased Sea Level on Canal Leakage and Regional Groundwater Flow

Hydrologic Conditions in Urban Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the Effect of Groundwater Pumpage and Increased Sea Level on Canal Leakage and Regional Groundwater Flow The extensive and highly managed surface-water system in southeastern Florida constructed during the 20th Century has allowed for the westward expansion of urban and agricultural activities in Miami-Dade County. In urban areas of the county, the surface-water system is used to (1) control urban flooding, (2) supply recharge to production well fields, and (3) control seawater intrusion. Previous studies in Miami-Dade County have determined that on a local scale, leakage from canals adjacent to well fields can supply a large percentage (46 to 78 percent) of the total groundwater pumpage from production well fields. Canals in the urban areas also receive seepage from the Biscayne aquifer that is derived from a combination of local rainfall and groundwater flow from Water Conservation Area 3 and Everglades National Park, which are west of urban areas of Miami-Dade County.
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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 July 1, 2014, 103 USGS stream flow, stage only, lake, rainfall, water quality, and groundwater monitoring sites have been recently discontinued, and there are 22 sites scheduled to be discontinued between June 30 and September 30, 2014 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: Data Series 831 - click to go to the document Data Series 831—Flow monitoring along the western Tamiami Trail between County Road 92 and State Road 29 in support of the comprehensive everglades Restoration Plan, 2007-2010
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: 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 2014-1136 - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2014-1136—Integration of seismic-reflection and well data to assess the potential impact of stratigraphic and structural features on sustainable water supply from the Floridan aquifer system, Broward County

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: 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: 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 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: 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: Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5088 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5162—Hydrologic Conditions in Urban Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the Effect of Groundwater Pumpage and Increased Sea Level on Canal Leakage and Regional Groundwater Flow

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5088 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5088—Water Withdrawals, Use, and Trends in Florida, 2010

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5038 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5038—Creating a Monthly Time Series of the Potentiometric Surface in the Upper Floridan Aquifer, Northern Tampa Bay Area, Florida, January 2000–December 2009

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5032 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5032—Simulation of the Effects of Rainfall and Groundwater Use on Historical Lake Water Levels, Groundwater Levels, and Spring Flows in Central Florida

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5029 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5029—Stratigraphic and hydraulic characterization of the Floridan aquifer system of Broward County

cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5025 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5025—Origins and delineation of saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer and changes in the distribution of saltwater in Miami-Dade County, Florida

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: 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: 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: 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)


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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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Access to information about USGS science in south Florida

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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