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The CFWSC will have an active presence in support of hydrologic research and monitoring across the Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands region. We look forward to expanding our work with partner organizations throughout this region and identifying new projects of mutual interest relevant to our water-resources. For questions related to water resources, please feel free to: 

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Date published: October 10, 2018

New USGS Network Leads to Fast Preparations for Hurricane Michael

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page at https://usgs.gov/hurricane-michael.

Date published: October 9, 2018

USGS: Hurricane surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

One-fourth of beachfront could be inundated by large storm waves, experts predict

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page at usgs.gov/hurricane-michael.

Date published: October 9, 2018

USGS: Hurricane surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

One-fourth of Florida Panhandle beachfront could be inundated by large storm waves, experts predict

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page at https://usgs.gov/hurricane-michael

 

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Year Published: 2019

Monitoring storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Irma along the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Southeastern United States, September 2017

Hurricane Irma skirted the northern coasts of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour (mi/h) on September 6, 2017. The hurricane first made landfall in Florida near Cudjoe Key, in the lower Florida Keys, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mi/h on September 10, 2017. The hurricane made a second...

Byrne,, Michael J.; Dickman, Mark R.
Byrne, M.J., Sr., and Dickman, M.R., 2019, Monitoring storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Irma along the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Southeastern United States, September 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1013, 35 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191013.

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Potential for increased inundation in flood-prone regions of southeast Florida in response to climate and sea-level changes in Broward County, Florida, 2060–69

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Broward County Environmental Planning and Resilience Division, has developed county-scale and local-scale groundwater/surface-water models to study the potential for increased inundation and flooding in eastern Broward County that are due to changes in future climate and sea-level rise. These models...

Decker, Jeremy D.; Hughes, Joseph D.; Swain, Eric D.
Decker, J.D., Hughes, J.D., and Swain, E.D., 2019, Potential for increased inundation in flood-prone regions of southeast Florida in response to climate and sea-level changes in Broward County, Florida, 2060–69: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5125, 106 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185125.

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Using heat as a tracer to determine groundwater seepage in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, April–November, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the St. Johns River Water Management District, conducted a study to examine water fluxes in two small study areas in the Indian River Lagoon. Vertical arrays of temperature sensors were placed at multiple locations in the lagoon bed to measure temperature time series in the vertical profile. These...

Swain, Eric D.; Prinos, Scott T.
Swain, E.D., and Prinos, S.T., 2018, Using heat as a tracer to determine groundwater seepage in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, April–November, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1151, 18 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181151.