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Picture of a boat ramp closed because drought has lowered the level of a lake. Photo by Alan Hope



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DroughtWatch: Surface Water Conditions in Florida

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a network of surface-water real-time monitoring stations in Florida. The network provides real-time water-stage data along with computed streamflow at most of these locations, and rainfall recorded at several of these stations. These sites continuously record data on 15-minute intervals and transmit the data via satellite to be incorporated into the USGS National Water Information System database. These data are automatically posted to the USGS Web site for public dissemination.

Surface-Water Drought Information

Below normal average streamflow

General water conditions


Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year

Map of below normal 28-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year.

Map legend for below normal 7-day average streamflow condition map

This map (from USGS's National Drought Watch Web site) shows the real-time current streamflow conditions in hydrologic units. Thus, the map shows conditions adjusted for this time of the year. The colors represent current streamflow percentiles for the day of the year. USGS sites having at least 30 years of record are used. The data used to produce this map are provisional and have not been reviewed or edited.

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