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Is a salinity monitoring network "Worth its salt"?

September 26, 2013

Saltwater intrusion threatens the water supplies of many coastal communities. Management of these water supplies requires well-designed and properly maintained and operated salinity monitoring networks. Long-standing deficiencies identified in a salinity monitoring network in southwest Florida during a 2013 study (Prinos, 2013) help to illustrate the types of problems that can occur in aging and poorly maintained networks. This cooperative U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) study also describes improvements that can be implemented to overcome these deficiencies.

Publication Year 2013
Title Is a salinity monitoring network "Worth its salt"?
DOI 10.3133/fs20133079
Authors Scott T. Prinos
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2013-3079
Index ID fs20133079
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Florida Water Science Center