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

Filter Total Items: 297
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Year Published: 2015

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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Year Published: 2015

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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Year Published: 2015

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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Year Published: 2014

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.

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Year Published: 2014

Uncertainty analysis of a groundwater flow model in east-central Florida

A groundwater flow model for east-central Florida has been developed to help water-resource managers assess the impact of increased groundwater withdrawals from the Floridan aquifer system on heads and spring flows originating from the Upper Floridan aquifer. The model provides a probabilistic description of predictions of interest to water-...

Sepúlveda, Nicasio; Doherty, John E.
Sepulveda, Nicasio and Doherty, John, 2014, Uncertainty Analysis of a Groundwater Flow Model in East-Central Florida: Groundwater, vol. p. xx-xx.

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Year Published: 2014

Exploring the long-term balance between net precipitation and net groundwater exchange in Florida seepage lakes

The long-term balance between net precipitation and net groundwater exchange that maintains thousands of seepage lakes in Florida’s karst terrain is explored at a representative lake basin and then regionally for the State’s peninsular lake district. The 15-year water budget of Lake Starr includes El Niño Southern Oscillation (...

Lee, Terrie M.; Sacks, Laura A.; Swancar, Amy
Lee, T.M., Sacks, L.A., Swancar, Amy, 2014, Exploring the long-term balance between net precipitation and new groundwater exchange in Florida seepage lakes: Journal of Hydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.04.009

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Lattice Boltzmann methods applied to large-scale three-dimensional virtual cores constructed from digital optical borehole images of the karst carbonate Biscayne aquifer in southeastern Florida

Digital optical borehole images at approximately 2 mm vertical resolution and borehole caliper data were used to create three-dimensional renderings of the distribution of (1) matrix porosity and (2) vuggy megaporosity for the karst carbonate Biscayne aquifer in southeastern Florida. The renderings based on the borehole data were used as input...

Michael Sukop; Cunningham, Kevin J.
Sukop, M. C., and K. J. Cunningham (2014), Lattice Boltzmann methods applied to large-scale three dimensional virtual cores constructed from digital optical borehole images of the karst carbonate Biscayne aquifer in southeastern Florida, Water Resources Research, 50, doi:10.1002/2014WR015465.