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: 2014

Origins and delineation of saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer and changes in the distribution of saltwater in Miami-Dade County, Florida

Intrusion of saltwater into parts of the shallow karst Biscayne aquifer is a major concern for the 2.5 million residents of Miami-Dade County that rely on this aquifer as their primary drinking water supply. Saltwater intrusion of this aquifer began when the Everglades were drained to provide dry land for urban development and agriculture. The...

Prinos, Scott T.; Wacker, Michael A.; Cunningham, Kevin J.; Fitterman, David V.
Origins and delineation of saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer and changes in the distribution of saltwater in Miami-Dade County, Florida; 2014; SIR; 2014-5025; Prinos, Scott T.; Wacker, Michael A.; Cunningham, Kevin J.; Fitterman, David V.

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Utilizing dimensional analysis with observed data to determine the significance of hydrodynamic solutions in coastal hydrology

In this paper, the authors present an analysis of the magnitude of the temporal and spatial acceleration (inertial) terms in the surface-water flow equations and determine the conditions under which these inertial terms have sufficient magnitude to be required in the computations. Data from two South Florida field sites are examined and the...

Swain, Eric D.; Decker, Jeremy D.; Hughes, Joseph D.
Utilizing dimensional analysis with observed data to determine the significance of hydrodynamic solutions in coastal hydrology; 2014; Article; Journal; Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering; Swain, Eric D.; Decker, Jeremy D.; Hughes, Joseph D.

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Flow monitoring along the western Tamiami Trail between County Road 92 and State Road 29 in support of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, 2007-2010

The construction of U.S. Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail), the Southern Golden Gate Estates development, and the Barron River Canal has altered the flow of freshwater to the Ten Thousand Islands estuary of Southwest Florida. Two restoration projects, the Picayune Strand Restoration Project and the Tamiami Trail Culverts Project, both associated with the...

Booth, Amanda; Soderqvist, Lars E.; Berry, Marcia C.
Flow monitoring along the western Tamiami Trail between County Road 92 and State Road 29 in support of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, 2007-2010; 2014; DS; 831; Booth, Amanda C.; Soderqvist, Lars E.; Berry, Marcia C.

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Hydrogeologic framework and salinity distribution of the Floridan aquifer system of Broward County, Florida

Concerns about water-level decline and seawater intrusion in the surficial Biscayne aquifer, currently the principal source of water supply to Broward County, prompted a study to refine the hydrogeologic framework of the underlying Floridan aquifer system to evaluate its potential as an alternative source of supply. This report presents cross...

Reese, Ronald S.; Cunningham, Kevin J.
Hydrogeologic framework and salinity distribution of the Floridan aquifer system of Broward County, Florida; 2014; SIR; 2014-5029; Reese, Ronald S.; Cunningham, Kevin J.

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Applying downscaled global climate model data to a hydrodynamic surface-water and groundwater model

Precipitation data from Global Climate Models have been downscaled to smaller regions. Adapting this downscaled precipitation data to a coupled hydrodynamic surface-water/groundwater model of southern Florida allows an examination of future conditions and their effect on groundwater levels, inundation patterns, surface-water stage and flows, and...

Swain, Eric; Stefanova, Lydia; Smith, Thomas
Applying downscaled global climate model data to a hydrodynamic surface-water and groundwater model; 2014; Article; Journal; American Journal of Climate Change; Swain, Eric; Stefanova, Lydia; Smith, Thomas

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Factors affecting the movement and persistence of nitrate and pesticides in the surficial and upper Floridan aquifers in two agricultural areas in the southeastern United States

Differences in the degree of confinement, redox conditions, and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) are the main factors that control the persistence of nitrate and pesticides in the Upper Floridan aquifer (UFA) and overlying surficial aquifer beneath two agricultural areas in the southeastern US. Groundwater samples were collected multiple times from...

Katz, B.G.; Berndt, M.P.; Crandall, C.A.
Factors affecting the movement and persistence of nitrate and pesticides in the surficial and upper Floridan aquifers in two agricultural areas in the southeastern United States; 2014; Article; Journal; Environmental Earth Sciences; Katz, B. G.; Berndt, M. P.; Crandall, C. A.

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Hydrogeologic framework and geologic structure of the Floridan aquifer system and intermediate confining unit in the Lake Okeechobee area, Florida

The successful implementation of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) as a water-management tool requires detailed information on the hydrologic and hydraulic properties of the potential water storage zones. This report presents stratigraphic and hydrogeologic sections of the upper part of the Floridan aquifer system and the overlying confining unit...

Reese, Ronald S.
Hydrogeologic framework and geologic structure of the Floridan aquifer system and intermediate confining unit in the Lake Okeechobee area, Florida; 2014; SIM; 3288; Reese, Ronald S.

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Pesticides and nitrate in groundwater underlying citrus croplands, Lake Wales Ridge, central Florida, 1999-2005.

This report summarizes pesticide and nitrate (as nitrogen) results from quarterly sampling of 31 surficial-aquifer wells in the Lake Wales Ridge Monitoring Network during April 1999 through January 2005. The wells, located adjacent to citrus orchards and used for monitoring only, were generally screened (sampled) within 5 to 40 feet of the water...

Choquette, Anne F.
Pesticides and nitrate in groundwater underlying citrus croplands, Lake Wales Ridge, central Florida, 1999-2005.; 2014; OFR; 2013-1271; Choquette, Anne F.

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Sedimentation survey of Lago Dos Bocas, Utuado, Puerto Rico, January 2010

Lago Dos Bocas reservoir was completed in 1942 to provide water for hydroelectric power generation along the northern coast of Puerto Rico. The reservoir had an original storage capacity of 37.50 million cubic meters (Mm3). The dam is located about 9 kilometers (km) northeast of the town of Utuado, immediately downstream of the original confluence...

Soler-López, Luis R.
Sedimentation survey of Lago Dos Bocas, Utuado, Puerto Rico, January 2010; 2014; SIM; 3217; Soler-Lopez, Luis R.

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Sedimentation survey of Lago Loíza, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, July 2009

Lago Loíza is a reservoir formed at the confluence of Río Gurabo and Río Grande de Loíza in the municipality of Trujillo Alto in central Puerto Rico, about 10 kilometers (km) north of the town of Caguas, about 9 km northwest of Gurabo, and about 3 km south of Trujillo Alto (fig. 1). The Carraizo Dam is owned and operated by the Puerto Rico...

Soler-López, Luis R.; Licha-Soler, N.A.
Sedimentation survey of Lago Loíza, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, July 2009; 2014; SIM; 3219; Soler-Lopez, Luis R.; Licha-Soler, N.A.

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Groundwater flow cycling between a submarine spring and an inland fresh water spring

Spring Creek Springs and Wakulla Springs are large first magnitude springs that derive water from the Upper Floridan Aquifer. The submarine Spring Creek Springs are located in a marine estuary and Wakulla Springs are located 18 km inland. Wakulla Springs has had a consistent increase in flow from the 1930s to the present. This increase is probably...

Davis, J. Hal; Verdi, Richard
Groundwater flow cycling between a submarine spring and an inland fresh water spring; 2014; Article; Journal; Groundwater; Davis, J. Hal; Verdi, Richard

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Year Published: 2013

The suitability of a simplified isotope-balance approach to quantify transient groundwater-lake interactions over a decade with climatic extremes

Groundwater inflow to a subtropical seepage lake was estimated using a transient isotope-balance approach for a decade (2001–2011) with wet and dry climatic extremes. Lake water δ18O ranged from +0.80 to +3.48 ‰, reflecting the 4 m range in stage. The transient δ18O analysis discerned large differences in semiannual...

Sacks, Laura A.; Lee, Terrie M.; Swancar, Amy
Sacks, L.A., Lee, T.M., and Swancar, Amy, 2013, The suitability of a simplified isotope-balance approach to quantify transient groundwater-lake interactions over a decade with climatic extremes: Journal of Hydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.12.012