Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
Recent Publications for the Caribbean Florida Water Science Center
The Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC) publishes water-information reports on many topics and in many formats. From this Web page, you can locate, view, download, or order scientific and technical articles and reports as well as general interest publications such as booklets, fact sheets, pamphlets, and posters resulting from the research performed by our scientists and partners.
Hughes, J.D., Sifuentes, D.F., and White, J.T., 2016, Potential Effects of Alterations to the Hydrologic System on the Distribution of Salinity in the Biscayne Aquifer in Broward County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5022, 114 p.
Hughes, J.D., Sifuentes, D.F., and White, J.T., 2016, SEAWAT model used to evaluate the potential effects of alterations to the hydrologic system on the distribution of salinity in the Biscayne aquifer in Broward County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release.
Prinos, S.T., and Dixon, J.F., 2016, Data, Statistics, and Geographic Information System Files, Pertaining to Mapping of Water Levels in the Biscayne Aquifer, Water Conservation Areas, and Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2000-2009: U.S. Geological Survey data release Scientific data associated with USGS SIR 2016-5005
Prinos, S.T., and Dixon, J.F., 2016, Statistical analysis and mapping of water levels in the Biscayne aquifer, water conservation areas, and Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2000–2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5005 , 42 p.
Torres-González, Sigfredo, and Rodríguez, J.M., 2016, Hydrologic conditions in the South Coast aquifer, Puerto Rico, 2010–15: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1215, 32 p.
Cunningham, K.J., 2015, Seismic-sequence stratigraphy and geologic structure of the Floridan aquifer system near “Boulder Zone” deep wells in Miami-Dade County, Florida:U. S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5013, 28 p.
Marella, R.L., 2015, Water withdrawals in Florida, 2012: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1156,
Marella, R.L., and Dixon, J.F., 2015, Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Jackson, Calhoun, and Gadsden Counties in Florida, and Houston County in Alabama, 2014: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1170, 14 p.
Marella, R.L. and Dixon, J.F., 2015, Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Osceola County, Florida, October 2013-April 2014: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1257, 8 p.
McBride, W.S., and Wacker, M.A., 2015, Depth-dependent groundwater quality sampling at City of Tallahassee test well 32, Leon County, Florida, 2013: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1255, 13 p. and 2
Molina-Rivera, W.L., 2015, Source, use, and disposition of freshwater in Puerto Rico, 2010: U. S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p.
Nemec, Katherine, Antolino, Dominick, Turtora, Michael, and Foster, Adam, 2015, Relations between well-field pumping and induced canal leakage in east-central Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2010–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5095, 65 p.
Prinos, S.T., and Valderrama, Robert, 2015, Changes in the saltwater interface corresponding to the installation of a seepage barrier near Lake Okeechobee, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1256, 24 p.
Shoemaker, W.B., Anderson, F., Barr, J.G., Graham, S.L., and Botkin, D.B., 2015,Carbon exchange between the atmosphere and subtropical forested cypress and pine wetlands: Biogeosciences, v. 12, 2285-2300, doi:10.5194/bg-12-2285-2015
Sukop, M.C. and Cunningham, K.J., 2015, Geostatistical Borehole Image-Based Mapping of Karst-Carbonate Aquifer Pores: Groundwater, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gwat.12354/abstract
Swain, E.D., Krohn, Dennis, and Langtimm, C.A., 2015, Numerical computation of hurricane effects on historic coastal hydrology in Southern Florida: Ecological Processes
Swancar, Amy, 2015, Comparison of evaporation at two central Florida lakes, April 2005–November 2007: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1075, 16 p.
Telis, P.A., Xie, Zhixiao, Liu, Zhongwei, Li, Yingru, and Conrads, P.A., 2015, The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) Surface-Water Model, Version 2: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5209, 42 p.
Torres-Sierra, Heriberto, and Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta, 2015, Dam failure analysis for the Lago de Matrullas Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5065, 54 p.
Williams, L.J., and Dixon, J.F., 2015, Digital surfaces and thicknesses of selected hydrogeologic units of the Floridan aquifer system in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina: U. S. Geological Survey Data Series 926,, 24 p.
Williams, L.J., and Kuniansky, E.L., 2015, Revised hydrogeologic framework of the Floridan aquifer system in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1807, 140 p., 23 pls.
Banta, E.R., 2014, Two graphical user interfaces for managing and analyzing MODFLOW groundwater-model scenarios: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap. A50, 38 p. (Software Download)
Belaineh, G., Sumner, D., Carter, E., and Clapp, D., 2014, Harmonizing multiple methods for reconstructing historical potential and reference evapotranspiration: Journal of Hydrology, v. 19, no. 8, http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000935
Berndt, M.P., Katz, B.G., Kingsbury, J.A., and Crandall, C.A., 2014, The quality of our Nation’s waters—Water quality in the Upper Floridan aquifer and overlying surficial aquifers, southeastern United States, 1993–2010: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1355, 72 p.
Booth, A.C., Soderqvist, L.E., and Berry, M.C., 2014, 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: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 831, 24 p.
Choquette, A.F., 2014, Pesticides and nitrate in groundwater underlying citrus croplands, Lake Wales Ridge, central Florida, 1999–2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1271, 28 p.
Cunningham, K.J., 2014, 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:U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report: 2014–1136, 5 p.
Green, T.W., Slone, D.H., Swain, Eric D., Cherkiss, M. S., Lohmann, Melinda, Mazzotti, F.J., and Rice, K.G., 2014. Evaluating effects of Everglades restoration on American Crocodile populations in South Florida using a spatially-explicit, stage-based population model: Wetlands, v. 34, Supplement 1, p. 213-224. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13157-012-0370-0#page-1
Hughes, J.D., and White, J.T., 2014, 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: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5162, 175 p.
Lee, T.M., and Fouad, G.G., 2014, Creating a monthly time series of the potentiometric surface in the Upper Floridan aquifer, Northern Tampa Bay area, Florida, January 2000–December 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5038, 26 p.
Lee, T.M., Sacks, L.A., Swancar, Amy, 2014, Exploring the long-term balance between net precipitation and net groundwater exchange in Florida seepage lakes: Journal of Hydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.04.009
Marella, R.L., 2014, Water withdrawals, use, and trends in Florida, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5088, 59 p.
Mount, G.J., Comas, Xavier, and Cunningham, K.J., 2014. Characterization of the porosity distribution in the upper part of the karst Biscayne aquifer using common offset ground penetrating radar, Everglades National Park, Florida: Journal of Hydrology, vol. 515, p. 223-236. Journal of Hydrology, vol. 515, p. 223-236
O’Reilly, A.M., Roehl, E.A., Conrads, P.A., Daamen, R.C., and Petkewich, M.D., 2014, Simulation of the effects of rainfall and groundwater use on historical lake water levels, groundwater levels, and spring flows in central Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5032, 153 p.
Patino, E., 2014, The Caloosahatchee River Estuary: a monitoring partnership between Federal, State, and local governments, 2007-13: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014-3121, 4 p.
Prinos, S.T., 2014, Using state-of-the-art technology to evaluate saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer of Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3050, 6 p.
Prinos, S.T., Wacker, M.A., Cunningham, K.J., and Fitterman, D.V., 2014, Origins and delineation of saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer and changes in the distribution of saltwater in Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5025, 101 p.
Reese, R.S., 2014, Hydrogeologic framework and geologic structure of the Floridan aquifer system and intermediate confining unit in the Lake Okeechobee area, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3288, 8 sheets, plus 12-p. pamphlet
Reese, R.S. and Cunningham, K.J., 2014, Stratigraphic and hydraulic characterization of the Floridan aquifer system of Broward County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5029, 60 p.
Rodríguez-Martínez, Jesús, and Soler-López, Luis, 2014, Hydrogeology and hydrology of the Punta Cabullones wetland area, Ponce, southern Puerto Rico, 2007–08: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5102, 58 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145102
Sepúlveda, N. and Doherty, J., 2014, Uncertainty analysis of a groundwater flow model in East-Central Florida: Groundwater, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gwat.12232/full
Sukop, M.C. and Cunningham, K.J., 2014, Lattice Boltzmann methods applied to large-scale three-dimensional virtual cores constructed from digital optical borehole images of the karst carbonate Biscayne aquifer in southeastern Florida: Water Resources Research, v. 50, no. 11, p. 8807-8825 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014WR015465/full
Swain, E., Decker, J. and Hughes, J.D., 2014, Utilizing dimensional analysis with observed data to determine the significance of hydrodynamic solutions in coastal hydrology: Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, v. 3, p. 57-77. http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=45365
Swain, E.D., Stefanova, L., and Smith, T., 2014, Applying downscaled global climate model data to a hydrodynamic Surface-water and groundwater model: American Journal of Climate Change, v. 3, no. 1, p. 33-49. http://file.scirp.org/Html/4-2360125_43632.htm
Wacker, M.A., Cunningham, K.J., Williams, J.H., 2014, Geologic and hydrogeologic frameworks of the Biscayne aquifer in central Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report: 2014-5138, 66 p.
Bellino, J.C., and Spechler, R.M., 2013, Potential effects of deepening the St. Johns River navigation channel on saltwater intrusion in the surficial aquifer system, Jacksonville, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5146, 34 p.
Brakefield, L.; Hughes, J.D.; Langevin, C.D.; Chartier, K., 2013, 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: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report: 2013-1086, 124p.
Crandall, C.A., Katz, B.G., and Berndt, M.P., 2013, Estimating nitrate concentrations in groundwater at selected wells and springs in the surficial aquifer system and Upper Floridan aquifer, Dougherty Plain and Marianna Lowlands, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 2002–50: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5150, 65 p.
Cunningham, K.J., 2013, Integrating seismic-reflection and sequence-stratigraphic methods to characterize the hydrogeology of the Floridan aquifer system in southeast Florida U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report: 2013-1181, 8 p.
Davis, J.H. and Verdi, R. 2013, Groundwater flow cycling between a submarine spring and an inland fresh water spring: Ground Water, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gwat.12125/full
Decker, Jeremy, Swain, Eric, Stith, Brad, and Langtimm, Catherine, 2013, Assessing factors affecting the thermal properties of a passive thermal refuge using three-dimensional hydrodynamic flow and transport modeling: Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, v. 139, no. 3, p. 209-220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000165
Katz, B.G., Berndt, M.P., and Crandall, C.A., 2013, Factors affecting the movement and persistence of nitrate and pesticides in the surficial and upper Floridan aquifers in two agricultural areas in the southeastern United States: Environmental Earth Sciences, v. 71, no. 6, p. 2779-2795, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2657-8
Langevin, C.D. and Zygnerski, Michael, 2013, Effect of sea-level rise on salt water intrusion near a coastal well field in southeastern Florida: Groundwater vol. 51, no. 5, p. 781-803, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.01008.x/full.
Prinos, S.T., 2013, Is a salinity monitoring network "Worth its salt"?: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3079, 2 p.
Prinos, S.T., 2013, Saltwater intrusion in the surficial aquifer system of the Big Cypress Basin, southwest Florida, and a proposed plan for improved salinity monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1088, 58 p.
Reese, R.S. and Cunningham, K.J., 2013, Preliminary stratigraphic and hydrogeologic cross sections and seismic profile of the Floridan aquifer system of Broward County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report: 2013-1141, 10 p.
Sacks, L.A., Lee, T.M., Swancar, Amy, 2013, The suitability of a simplified isotope-balance approach to quantify transient groundwater-lake interactions over a decade with climate extremes: Journal of Hydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.12.012