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
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.