Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC)

Water Use

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Use Science Project, a part of the National Water Census, is responsible for compiling and disseminating the nation's water-use data. The USGS works in cooperation with local, State, and Federal environmental agencies to collect water-use information. USGS compiles these data to produce water-use information aggregated at the county, state, and national levels. Every five years, data at the county level are compiled into a national water-use data system and state-level data are published in a national circular. The USGS Water-Use Data and Research program seeks to continue to develop improved water-use data through agreements and specific studies with State water-resources agencies.

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Date published: May 8, 2019
Status: Active

Historical Water-Use in Florida

The Florida Water-Use Program is an ongoing cooperative project between the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Office of Agricultural Water Policy (http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-...

Date published: February 6, 2019
Status: Completed

Agricultural land-use inventory in counties of Suwannee River Water Management District

A detailed, high resolution inventory of irrigated crop acreage is needed to accurately estimate agricultural water use and to project future water demands in many agricultural Florida counties . The USGS, in cooperation with Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD), developed a detailed digital map and summary of irrigated acreage during the 2015 growing season for 13 of the 15...

Date published: February 6, 2019
Status: Active

Floridan Aquifer System (FAS) Groundwater Availability Study

The Floridan Aquifer System (FAS) Groundwater Availability Study (https://fl.water.usgs.gov/floridan/) provides numerous benefits, including an updated hydrogeologic framework, regional and subregional water budgets, and a modern, system-wide, groundwater flow model that may be used to quantitatively assess the effects of human and...

Contacts: Jason Bellino
Date published: December 19, 2018
Status: Active

CFWSC Strategic Science Plan

The USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center Strategic Science Plan 2017-2027: A blueprint for USGS contributions to water resource science in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands

Stamm, J.F., Rodríguez, J.M., Sifuentes, D.F., Sumner, D.M., and Grimsley, K.J. with contributions from Bogeajis, N., Torres-González, S., McBride, W.S., Parks, J., and Decker, J...

Date published: December 19, 2018
Status: Active

CFWSC Strategic Plan - Introduction

The USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center Strategic Science Plan 2017-2027: A blueprint for USGS contributions to water resource science in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands

Stamm, J.F., Rodríguez, J.M., Sifuentes, D.F., Sumner, D.M., and Grimsley, K.J. with contributions from Bogeajis, N., Torres-González, S., McBride, W.S., Parks, J., and Decker, J...

Date published: December 13, 2018
Status: Active

Water-Use in Puerto Rico

The National Water-Use Information Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a cooperative program designed to compile, store, and disseminate water-use information locally and nationwide. Since 1950, the USGS has compiled data at 5-year intervals on amounts of water used in homes, businesses, and on farms in the United States, and has described how that use changed with time.

Date published: December 12, 2018
Status: Active

Water-Use in Florida

Consistent and accurate statewide water-use data are essential for the sound management of Florida's water resources. The five water management districts (WMD), which are the primary collectors of water-use information, tailor their water use programs to each of their own needs and priorities. Consequently, within the State, there are several different levels of data collection, storage,...