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: 2015

Relations between well-field pumping and induced canal leakage in east-central Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2010-2011

An extensive canal and water management system exists in south Florida to prevent flooding, replenish groundwater, and impede saltwater intrusion. The unconfined Biscayne aquifer, which underlies southeast Florida and provides water for millions of residents, interacts with the canal system. The Biscayne aquifer is composed of a highly...

Nemec, Katherine; Antolino, Dominick J.; Turtora, Michael; Adam Foster
Nemec, Katherine, Antolino, Dominick, Turtora, Michael, and Foster, Adam, 2015, Relations between well-field pumping and induced canal leakage in east-central Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2010–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5095, 65 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155095.

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Source, use and disposition of freshwater in Puerto Rico, 2010

Introduction Water diverted from streams and pumped from wells constitutes the main source of water for the 78 municipios of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. A better understanding of water-use patterns is needed, particularly regarding the amount of water used, where and how this water is used and disposed, and how human activities affect water...

Molina, Wanda L.
Molina-Rivera, W.L., 2015, Source, Use, and disposition of freshwater in Puerto Rico, 2010, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153044.

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Dam failure analysis for the Lago de Matrullas Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico

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

Torres-Sierra, Heriberto; Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta
Torres-Sierra, Heriberto, Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta, 2015, Dam failure analysis for the Lago de Matrullas Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico,: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5065, 54 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155065

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Carbon exchange between the atmosphere and subtropical forested cypress and pine wetlands

Carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and forested subtropical wetlands is largely unknown. Here we report a first step in characterizing this atmospheric–ecosystem carbon (C) exchange, for cypress strands and pine forests in the Greater Everglades of Florida as measured with eddy covariance methods at three locations (Cypress Swamp,...

Shoemaker, W. Barclay; Anderson, Frank E.; Barr, Jordan G.; Graham, Scott L.; Botkin, Daniel B.

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Digital surfaces and thicknesses of selected hydrogeologic units of the Floridan aquifer system in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina

Digital surfaces and thicknesses of selected hydrogeologic units of the Floridan aquifer system were developed to define an updated hydrogeologic framework as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Resources Program. The dataset contains structural surfaces depicting the top and base of the aquifer system, its major and minor hydrogeologic...

Williams, Lester J.; Dixon, Joann F.
Williams, L.J. and Dixon, J.F., 2015, Digital Surfaces and Thicknesses of Selected Hydrogeologic Units of the Floridan Aquifer System in Florida and Parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 926, xx p.

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The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) surface-water model, version 2

The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) is an integrated network of water-level gages, interpolation models that generate daily water-level and water-depth data, and applications that compute derived hydrologic data across the freshwater part of the greater Everglades landscape. The U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Priority...

Telis, Pamela A.; Xie, Zhixiao; Liu, Zhongwei; Li, Yingru; Conrads, Paul
Telis, P.A., Xie, Z., Liu, Z., Li, Y., and Conrads, P.A., 2015, The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) Surface-Water Model, Version 2: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5209, 42 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145209.

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Seismic-sequence stratigraphy and geologic structure of the Floridan aquifer system near "Boulder Zone" deep wells in Miami-Dade County, Florida

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, acquired, processed, and interpreted seismic-reflection data near the North and South District “Boulder Zone” Well Fields to determine if geologic factors may contribute to the upward migration of injected effluent into that upper part of the...

Cunningham, Kevin J.
Cunningham, K.J., 2015, Seismic-sequence stratigraphy and geologic structure of the Floridan aquifer system near “Boulder Zone” deep wells in Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5013, 28 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155013.

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Changes in the saltwater interface corresponding to the installation of a seepage barrier near Lake Okeechobee, Florida

In 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began monitoring the saltwater interface near Lake Okeechobee to evaluate changes in interface depth that could possibly be related to the repair of the Herbert Hoover Dike. A seepage barrier (or cut-off wall), installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is a wall of grout...

Prinos, Scott T.; Valderrama, Robert
Prinos, S.T., and Valderrama, Robert, 2015, Changes in the saltwater interface corresponding to the installation of a seepage barrier near Lake Okeechobee, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1256, 24 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141256.

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Depth-dependent groundwater quality sampling at City of Tallahassee test well 32, Leon County, Florida, 2013

Public-supply wells sometimes produce water of less than desirable quality because contaminants can migrate to the open interval of wells through preferential pathways. If these pathways can be identified, zones that produce poor quality water can be excluded during the well-construction process. The U.S. Geological Survey has developed...

McBride, W. Scott; Wacker, Michael A.
McBride, W.S., and Wacker, M.A., 2015, Depth-dependent groundwater quality sampling at City of Tallahassee test well 32, Leon County, Florida, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1255, 13 p. and 2 appendixes, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141255.

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Numerical computation of hurricane effects on historic coastal hydrology in Southern Florida

Introduction Numerical models are critical for assessing the effects of sea level rise (SLR), hurricanes, and storm surge on vegetation change in the Everglades National Park. The model must be capable of representing short-timescale hydrodynamics, salinity transport, and groundwater interaction. However, there is also a strong need to adapt these...

Swain, Eric D.; Krohn, M. Dennis; Langtimm, Catherine A.

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Year Published: 2014

Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Osceola County, Florida, October 2013-April 2014

A detailed inventory of irrigated crop acreage is not available at the level of resolution needed to increase the accuracy of current water-use estimates or to project future water demands in many Florida counties. This report provides a detailed digital map and summary of irrigated areas within Osceola County for the agricultural growing period...

Marella, Richard L.; Dixon, Joann F.
Marella, R.L., and Dixon, J.F., 2014, Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Osceola County, Florida, October 2013–April 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1257, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141257.

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The Caloosahatchee River Estuary: a monitoring partnership between Federal, State, and local governments, 2007-13

The tidal Caloosahatchee River and downstream estuaries have substantial environmental, recreational, and economic value for southwest Florida residents and visitors. Modifications to the Caloosahatchee River watershed have altered the predevelopment hydrology, thereby threatening the environmental health of estuaries in the area. Hydrologic...

Patino, Eduardo
Patino, Eduardo, 2014, The Caloosahatchee River Estuary—A monitoring partnership between Federal, State, and local governments, 2007–13: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014-3121, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143121.