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The CFWSC has 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 from Hurricane Michael along the northwest coast of Florida, October 2018

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle, with maximum sustained winds over 160 miles per hour, on October 10, 2018. The maximum recorded storm tide was 15.55 feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). The elevation of the maximum high-water mark, found in Port St....

Byrne, Michael J.
Byrne, M.J., Sr., 2019, Monitoring storm tide from Hurricane Michael along the northwest coast of Florida, October 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1059, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191059.

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Hydrogeologic characterization of part of the Lower Floridan aquifer at the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant, Miami-Dade County, Florida

The South District Wastewater Treatment Plant in southeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida, includes a Class I treated wastewater injection well system. The detection of ammonia in monitoring zones above the injection zone in the Lower Floridan aquifer has elicited a need to understand the nature of confinement within the Lower Floridan aquifer as...

DeFosset, Kevin L.; Cunningham, Kevin J.
DeFosset, K.L., and Cunningham, K.J., 2019, Hydrogeologic characterization of part of the Lower Floridan aquifer at the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant, Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1034, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191034.

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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.