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.

Selected CFWSC Publications

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Year Published: 2018

Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)—A decade of serving hydrologic information to scientists and resource managers

IntroductionThe Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) provides scientists and resource managers with regional maps of daily water levels and depths in the freshwater part of the Greater Everglades landscape. The EDEN domain includes all or parts of five Water Conservation Areas, Big Cypress National Preserve, Pennsuco Wetlands, and Everglades...

Patino, Eduardo; Conrads, Paul; Swain, Eric; Beerens, James M.
Patino, Eduardo, Conrads, Paul, Swain, Eric, and Beerens, James, 2018, Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)—A decade of serving hydrologic information to scientists and resource managers (ver. 1.1, January 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3069, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173069.

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Year Published: 2017

Implications of refining vertical resolution of hydraulic conductivity in the numerical modeling of groundwater flow to surface water, NAS Whiting Field, Florida

Naval Air Station Whiting Field is located near Milton, Florida and is one of the Navy's two primary pilot training bases. Commissioned in 1943, historic operations at Whiting Field generated industrial wastes that contaminated soil and the water-table aquifer. The Environmental Protection Agency placed Whiting Field on the Superfund program’s...

Swain, Eric D.; Campbell, Bruce G.; Landmeyer, James E.

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Groundwater-flow budget for the lower Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in southwestern Georgia and parts of Florida and Alabama, 2008–12

As part of the National Water Census program in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin, the U.S. Geological Survey evaluated the groundwater budget of the lower ACF, with particular emphasis on recharge, characterizing the spatial and temporal relation between surface water and groundwater, and groundwater pumping. To evaluate the...

Jones, L. Elliott; Painter, Jaime A.; LaFontaine, Jacob H.; Sepúlveda, Nicasio; Sifuentes, Dorothy F.
Jones, L.E., Painter, Jaime, LaFontaine, Jacob, Sepulveda, Nicasio, and Sifuentes, D.F., 2017, Groundwater-flow budget for the lower Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in southwestern Georgia and parts of Florida and Alabama, 2008–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5141, 76 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175141.

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Simulations of hydrologic response in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Southeastern United States

A suite of hydrologic models has been developed for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACFB) as part of the National Water Census, a U.S. Geological Survey research program that focuses on developing new water accounting tools and assessing water availability and use at the regional and national scales. Seven hydrologic models were...

LaFontaine, Jacob H.; Jones, L. Elliott; Painter, Jaime A.
LaFontaine, J.H., Jones, L.E., and Painter, J.A., 2017, Simulations of hydrologic response in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Southeastern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5133, 112 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175133.

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Groundwater levels, geochemistry, and water budget of the Tsala Apopka Lake system, west-central Florida, 2004–12

Tsala Apopka Lake is a complex system of lakes and wetlands, with intervening uplands, located in Citrus County in west-central Florida. It is located within the 2,100 square mile watershed of the Withlacoochee River, which drains north and northwest towards the Gulf of Mexico. The lake system is managed by the Southwest Florida Water Management...

McBride, W. Scott; Metz, Patricia A.; Ryan, Patrick J.; Fulkerson, Mark; Downing, Harry C.
McBride, W.S., Metz, P.A., Ryan, P.J., Fulkerson, Mark, and Downing, H.C., 2017, Groundwater levels, geochemistry, and water budget of the Tsala Apopka Lake system, west-central Florida, 2004–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5132, 100 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175132.

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Estimating belowground carbon stocks in isolated wetlands of the Northern Everglades Watershed, central Florida, using ground penetrating radar (GPR) and aerial imagery

Peat soils store a large fraction of the global soil carbon (C) pool and comprise 95% of wetland C stocks. While isolated freshwater wetlands in temperate and tropical biomes account for more than 20% of the global peatland C stock, most studies of wetland soil C have occurred in expansive peatlands in northern boreal and subarctic biomes....

McClellan, Matthew; Comas, Xavier; Hinkle, Ross; Sumner, David M.
McClellan, Matthew, Comas, Xavier, Benscoter, Brian, Hinkle, Ross, and Sumner, David, 2017, Estimating belowground carbon stocks in isolated wetlands of the Northern Everglades Watershed, central Florida, using ground penetrating radar (GPR) and aerial imagery: Journal of Geophysical Research:Biogeosciences, v. 122, no. 11, p. 2804-2816. http://doi.org /10.1002/2016JG003573

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Projecting impacts of climate change on water availability using artificial neural network techniques

Lago Loíza reservoir in east-central Puerto Rico is one of the primary sources of public water supply for the San Juan metropolitan area. To evaluate and predict the Lago Loíza water budget, an artificial neural network (ANN) technique is trained to predict river inflows. A method is developed to combine ANN-predicted daily flows with ANN-...

Swain, Eric D.; Gomez-Fragoso, Julieta; Torres-Gonzalez, Sigfredo
Swain, E.D., Gomez-Fragosa, Julieta, Torres-Gonzalez, Sigfredo, 2017, Projecting impacts of climate change on water availability with artificial neural network techniques: Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management vol. 143, no. 12, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000844

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Year Published: 2017

Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Polk County, Florida, 2016

An accurate inventory of irrigated crop acreage is not available at the level of resolution needed to better estimate agricultural water use or to project future water demands in many Florida counties. A detailed digital map and summary of irrigated acreage was developed for Polk County, Florida, during the 2016 growing season. This cooperative...

Marella, Richard L.; Berry, Darbi; Dixon, Joann F.
Marella, R.L., Berry, D.R., and Dixon, J.F., 2017, Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Polk County, Florida, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1082, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171082.

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Lithofacies and sequence stratigraphic description of the upper part of the Avon Park Formation and the Arcadia Formation in U.S. Geological Survey G–2984 test corehole, Broward County, Florida

Rock core and sediment from U.S. Geological Survey test corehole G–2984 completed in 2011 in Broward County, Florida, provide an opportunity to improve the understanding of the lithostratigraphic, sequence stratigraphic, and hydrogeologic framework of the intermediate confining unit and Floridan aquifer system in southeastern Florida. A...

Cunningham, Kevin J.; Robinson, Edward
Cunningham, K.J., and Robinson, Edward, 2017, Lithofacies and sequence stratigraphic description of the upper part of the Avon Park Formation and the Arcadia Formation in U.S. Geological Survey G–2984 test corehole, Broward County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open File-Report 2017–1074, 139 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171074.

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Map of the approximate inland extent of saltwater at the base of the Biscayne aquifer in the Model Land Area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2016

The inland extent of saltwater at the base of the Biscayne aquifer in the Model Land Area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, was mapped in 2011. Since that time, the saltwater interface has continued to move inland. The interface is near several active well fields; therefore, an updated approximation of the inland extent of saltwater and an improved...

Prinos, Scott T.
Prinos, S.T., 2017, Map of the approximate inland extent of saltwater at the base of the Biscayne aquifer in the Model Land Area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3380, 8-p. pamphlet, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3380.

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Use of eddy-covariance methods to "calibrate" simple estimators of evapotranspiration

Direct measurement of actual evapotranspiration (ET) provides quantification of this large component of the hydrologic budget, but typically requires long periods of record and large instrumentation and labor costs. Simple surrogate methods of estimating ET, if “calibrated” to direct measurements of ET, provide a reliable means to quantify ET...

Sumner, David M.; Geurink, Jeffrey S.; Swancar, Amy
Sumner, D.M., Geurink, J.S., and Swancar, Amy, 2017, Use of eddy-covariance methods to "calibrate" simple estimators of evapotranspiration: 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting  1700912.(doi:10.13031/aim.201700912)

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Sanitary quality of surface water during base-flow conditions in the Municipality of Caguas, Puerto Rico, 2014–15: A comparison with results from a similar 1997–99 study

A study was conducted in 2014–15 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Municipality of Caguas, to determine if changes in the stream sanitary quality during base-flow conditions have occurred since 1997–99, when a similar study was completed by the USGS. Water samples were collected for the current study during two synoptic...

Rodríguez-Martínez, Jesús; Guzmán-Ríos, Senén
Rodríguez-Martínez, Jesús, and Guzmán-Ríos, Senén, 2017, Sanitary quality of surface water during base-flow conditions in the Municipality of Caguas, Puerto Rico, 2014–15: A comparison with results from a similar 1997–99 study: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5045, 20 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175045.