Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center

Publications

The Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center publishes water-information reports on many topics and in many formats. From this 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.

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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

This report is temporarily unavailableHurricane 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...

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.

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Three-dimensional seismic characterization of karst in the Floridan aquifer system, southeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida

Two three-dimensional seismic surveys totaling 3.4 square miles were acquired in southeastern Miami-Dade County during 2015 as part of an ongoing broad regional investigation by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, that includes mapping and karst characterization of the Floridan aquifer system...

Cunningham, Kevin J.; Dixon, Joann F.; Westcott, Richard L.; Norgard, Sean; Walker, Cameron
Cunningham, K.J., Dixon, J.F., Westcott, R.L., Norgard, S., and Walker, C., 2018, Three-dimensional seismic characterization of karst in the Floridan aquifer system, southeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5117, 39 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185117.

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Continuous stream discharge, salinity, and associated data collected in the lower St. Johns River and its tributaries, Florida, 2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, plans to deepen the St. Johns River channel in Jacksonville, Florida, from 40 to 47 feet along 13 miles of the river channel, beginning at the mouth of the river at the Atlantic Ocean, to accommodate larger, fully loaded cargo vessels. The U.S. Geological Survey installed continuous data-...

Ryan, Patrick J.
Ryan, P.J., 2018, Continuous stream discharge, salinity, and associated data collected in the lower St. Johns River and its tributaries, Florida, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1108, 28 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181108.

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A simple method for partitioning total solar radiation into diffuse/direct components in the United States

Solar radiation is a major sustainable and clean energy resource, and use of solar radiation is expected to increase. The utilization efficiency of solar energy varies with the relative proportions of the direct and diffuse components that compose total solar radiation and with the slope and aspect of the irradiated surface. The purpose of this...

Fan, Jingjing; Huang, Qiang; Sumner, David M.; Wang, Dingbao
Fan, J., Huang, Q., Sumner, D.M., and Wang, D, 2018, A simple method for partitioning total solar radiation into diffuse/direct components in the United States: International Journal of Green Energy https://doi.org/10.1080/15435075.2018.1484357

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Effects of surface-water and groundwater inflows and outflows on the hydrology of the Tsala Apopka Lake Basin in Citrus County, Florida

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, initiated a study to quantify the inflows and outflows in the Floral City, Inverness, and Hernando pools of the Tsala Apopka Lake Basin in Citrus County, Florida. This study assesses hydrologic changes in pool stages, groundwater levels, spring flows,...

Sepúlveda, Nicasio; Fulkerson, Mark; Basso, Ron; Ryan, Patrick J.
Sepúlveda, N., Fulkerson, M., Basso, R., and Ryan, P.J., 2018, Effects of surface-water and groundwater inflows and outflows on the hydrology of the Tsala Apopka Lake Basin in Citrus County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5055, 137 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185055.

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Hydrologic and water-quality characteristics of Caño Boquerón, Cabo Rojo, and Puerto Mosquito, Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico, July 2015–July 2016

Coastal lagoons are common features of the Puerto Rico shoreline that provide habitat for commercial and recreational species and serve important roles in the nutrient cycle of the ecosystems. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, conducted a limnological study at Caño Boquerón in Cabo Rojo...

Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta M.; Santiago-Sáez, José A.
Gómez-Fragoso, J.M., and Santiago-Sáez, J.A., 2018, Hydrologic and water-quality characteristics of Caño Boquerón, Cabo Rojo, and Puerto Mosquito, Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico, July 2015–July 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5018, 34 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185018.

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Hydrogeologic setting, conceptual groundwater flow system, and hydrologic conditions 1995–2010 in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina

The hydrogeologic setting and groundwater flow system in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina is dominated by the highly transmissive Floridan aquifer system. This principal aquifer is a vital source of freshwater for public and domestic supply, as well as for industrial and agricultural uses throughout the southeastern United...

Bellino, Jason C.; Kuniansky, Eve L.; O'Reilly, Andrew M.; Dixon, Joann F.
Bellino, J.C., Kuniansky, E.L., O’Reilly, A.M., and Dixon, J.F., 2018, Hydrogeologic setting, conceptual groundwater flow system, and hydrologic conditions 1995–2010 in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5030, 103 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185030.

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Distribution of effluent injected into the Boulder Zone of the Floridan aquifer system at the North District Wastewater Treatment Plant, southeastern Florida, 1997–2011

Nonhazardous, secondarily treated, domestic wastewater (effluent) has been injected about 1 kilometer below land surface into the Boulder Zone of the Floridan aquifer system at the North District Wastewater Treatment Plant in southeastern Florida. The Boulder Zone contains saline, nonpotable water. Effluent transport out of the injection zone is a...

King, Jeffrey N.; Decker, Jeremy D.
King, J.N., and Decker, J.D., 2018, Distribution of effluent injected into the Boulder Zone of the Floridan aquifer system at the North District Wastewater Treatment Plant, southeastern Florida, 1997–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5145, 52 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175145.