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Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC)

The CFWSC has an active presence in support of hydrologic research and monitoring across the Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands region.  We look forward to expanding our work with partner organizations throughout this region and identifying new projects of mutual interest relevant to our water-resources. For questions related to water resources, please feel free to: 

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USGS prepares for Hurricane Ian

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USGS Virtual Science Career Event

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USGS Virtual Science Career Event

Publications

Drainage infrastructure and groundwater system response to changes in sea level and precipitation, Broward County, Florida

Executive SummarySoutheast Florida is highly susceptible to flooding because of its low topography and porous, highly permeable Biscayne aquifer. Rising seas will likely result in increased groundwater levels in parts of Broward County, Florida, that will reduce available soil storage and therefore increase the likelihood of inundation and flooding from precipitation events. Moreover, rising seas

Documenting the multiple facets of a subsiding landscape from coastal cities and wetlands to the continental shelf

Land subsidence is a settling, sinking, or collapse of the land surface. In the southeastern United States, subsidence is frequently observed as sinkhole collapse in karst environments, wetland degradation and loss in coastal and other low-lying areas, and inundation of coastal urban communities. Human activities such as fluid extraction, mining, and overburden alteration can cause or exacerbate s

U.S. Geological Survey response to Hurricane Maria flooding in Puerto Rico and characterization of peak streamflows observed September 20–22, 2017

Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, as a Category 4 storm. The hurricane traversed the island from southeast to northwest and produced recorded 48-hour rainfall totals of up to 30.01 inches. Estimates of the human death toll range from 2,975 to 4,645, possibly more.The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologic monitoring network sustained substantial wind and flo

Science

Lake Okeechobee Sediment Transport Project

Suspended sediment from Lake Okeechobee might be a source of nutrients that helps trigger the growth and development of harmful algal blooms in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers.
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Lake Okeechobee Sediment Transport Project

Suspended sediment from Lake Okeechobee might be a source of nutrients that helps trigger the growth and development of harmful algal blooms in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers.
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Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)

In the early 2000s, USGS developed the Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) to provide water-level data for scientists, decision-makers, and managers to help monitor and assess Everglades restoration. EDEN is a real-time integrated network of 275 water-level gages, water-surface models, and applications that provides 400 x 400 meter gridded daily water-level data across the freshwater part...
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Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)

In the early 2000s, USGS developed the Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) to provide water-level data for scientists, decision-makers, and managers to help monitor and assess Everglades restoration. EDEN is a real-time integrated network of 275 water-level gages, water-surface models, and applications that provides 400 x 400 meter gridded daily water-level data across the freshwater part...
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Potentiometric Surface of the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the St. Johns River Water Management District and Vicinity, Florida

Due to reduced funding, the May 2009 map will be the last publication of the Potentiometric Surface of the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the St. Johns River Water Management District and Vicinity, Florida unless additional funding sources are identified. Water-level elevations will still be measured semi-annually and published in the Annual Data Report as long as funding is available. The Scientific...
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Potentiometric Surface of the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the St. Johns River Water Management District and Vicinity, Florida

Due to reduced funding, the May 2009 map will be the last publication of the Potentiometric Surface of the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the St. Johns River Water Management District and Vicinity, Florida unless additional funding sources are identified. Water-level elevations will still be measured semi-annually and published in the Annual Data Report as long as funding is available. The Scientific...
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