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: 2017

The effects of forest cover on base flow of streams in the mountainous interior of Puerto Rico, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, completed a study to determine whether a relation exists between the extent of forest cover and the magnitude of base flow at two sets of paired drainage basins in the highlands of the municipalities of Adjuntas and Utuado within the...

Rodriguez-Martínez , Jesús; Santiago, Marilyn
Rodríguez-Martínez, Jesús, and Santiago, Marilyn, 2017, The effects of forest cover on base flow of streams in the mountainous interior of Puerto Rico, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5142, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165142.

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Year Published: 2016

Saltwater intrusion monitoring in Florida

Florida's communities are largely dependent on freshwater from groundwater aquifers. Existing saltwater in the aquifers, or seawater that intrudes parts of the aquifers that were fresh, can make the water unusable without additional processing. The quality of Florida's saltwater intrusion monitoring networks varies. In Miami-Dade and Broward...

Prinos, Scott T.
Prinos, S.T., 2017, Saltwater intrusion monitoring in Florida: Florida Scientist, vol. 79, no. 4, p. 269- 278

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Year Published: 2016

Applying downscaled Global Climate Model data to a groundwater model of the Suwannee River Basin, Florida, USA

The application of Global Climate Model (GCM) output to a hydrologic model allows for comparisons between simulated recent and future conditions and provides insight into the dynamics of hydrology as it may be affected by climate change. A previously developed numerical model of the Suwannee River Basin, Florida, USA, was modified and calibrated...

Swain, Eric D.; Davis, J. Hal
Swain, Eric and Davis, J.H., 2016, Applying downscaled Global Climate Model data to a groundwater model of the Suwannee River Basin, Florida, USA:

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Sources of groundwater and characteristics of surface-water recharge at Bell, White, and Suwannee Springs, Florida, 2012–13

Discharge from springs in Florida is sourced from aquifers, such as the Upper Floridan aquifer, which is overlain by an upper confining unit that locally can have properties of an aquifer. Water levels in aquifers are affected by several factors, such as precipitation, recharge, and groundwater withdrawals, which in turn can affect discharge from...

Stamm, John F.; McBride, W. Scott
Stamm, J.F., and McBride, W.S., 2016, Sources of groundwater and characteristics of surface-water recharge at Bell, White, and Suwannee Springs, Florida: 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1190, 27 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161190.

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Year Published: 2016

Collection, processing, and quality assurance of time-series electromagnetic-induction log datasets, 1995–2016, south Florida

Time-series electromagnetic-induction log (TSEMIL) datasets are collected from polyvinyl-chloride cased or uncased monitoring wells to evaluate changes in water conductivity over time. TSEMIL datasets consist of a series of individual electromagnetic-induction logs, generally collected at a frequency of once per month or once per year that have...

Prinos, Scott T.; Valderrama, Robert
Prinos, S.T., and Valderrama, Robert, 2016, Collection, processing, and quality assurance of time-series electromagnetic-induction log datasets, 1995–2016, south Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1194, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161194.

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Year Published: 2016

Flow characteristics and salinity patterns of tidal rivers within the northern Ten Thousand Islands, southwest Florida, water years 2007–14

Freshwater flow to the Ten Thousand Islands estuary has been altered by the construction of the Tamiami Trail and the Southern Golden Gate Estates. The Picayune Strand Restoration Project, which is associated with the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, has been implemented to improve freshwater delivery to the Ten Thousand Islands estuary...

Booth, Amanda; Soderqvist, Lars E.
Booth, A.C., and Soderqvist, L.E., 2016, Flow characteristics and salinity patterns of tidal rivers within the northern Ten Thousand Islands, southwest Florida, water years 2007–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5158, 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165158.

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Year Published: 2016

Sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas, Utuado, Puerto Rico, September–November 2012

During September–November 2012, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, conducted a sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas to estimate current (2012) reservoir storage capacity and the recent (2000–2012) reservoir sedimentation rate by comparing the 2012 bathymetric survey data with the...

Soler-Lopez, Luis R.
Soler-López, L.R., 2016, Sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas, Utuado, Puerto Rico, September–November 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3368, 1 sheet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3368.

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Year Published: 2016

Sedimentation survey of Lago La Plata, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, March–April 2015

IntroductionLago La Plata is operated by the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Water District. The reservoir serves a population of about 425,000 people. During 2013 the reservoir provided 0.307 million cubic meters (Mm3 ) of water per day (about 81 million gallons per day), which is...

Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta
Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta, 2016, Sedimentation survey of Lago La Plata, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, March–April 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3369, 1 sheet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3369.

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Year Published: 2016

Discharge, water temperature, and water quality of Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota County, Florida: A retrospective analysis

Warm Mineral Springs, located in southern Sarasota County, Florida, is a warm, highly mineralized, inland spring. Since 1946, a bathing spa has been in operation at the spring, attracting vacationers and health enthusiasts. During the winter months, the warm water attracts manatees to the adjoining spring run and provides vital habitat for these...

Metz, Patricia A.
Metz, P.A., 2016, Discharge, water temperature, and water quality of Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota County, Florida: A retrospective analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1166, 31 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161166.

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Year Published: 2016

Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, in 2013–14 in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority. The survey updated a previous survey, conducted in 2000, and provided accurate information regarding reservoir storage capacity and sedimen­tation rate using bathymetric...

Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta
Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta, 2016, Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3364, 1 sheet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3364.

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Year Published: 2016

Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, completed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to assess the potential hazard to human life and property associated with the hypothetical failure of the Lago El Guineo Dam. The Lago El Guineo Dam is within the headwaters of the Río Grande de Manatí and impounds...

Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta; Heriberto Torres-Sierra
Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta, and Torres-Sierra, Heriberto, 2016, Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5070, 49 p., 4 pls., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165070.

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Year Published: 2016

Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for the counties in the Suwannee River Water Management District in Florida, 2015

A detailed inventory of irrigated crop acreage is not available at the level of resolution needed to accurately estimate agricultural water use or to project future water demands in many Florida counties. A detailed digital map and summary of irrigated acreage during the 2015 growing season was developed for 13 of the 15 counties that compose the...

Marella, Richard L.; Dixon, Joann F.; Berry, Darbi R.
Marella, R.L., Dixon, J.F., and Berry, D.R., 2016, Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for the counties in the Suwannee River Water Management District in Florida, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1111, 18 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161111.