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Water quality in southern Florida: Florida, 1996-98

December 1, 2000

Major influences and findings for water quality and biology in southern Florida, including the Everglades, are described and illustrated. Samples were collected to determine total phosphorus, dissolved organic carbon, pesticides, mercury, nitrate, volatile organic carbon compounds, and radon-222. Water-management, agricultural, and land-use practices are discussed. Sixty-three species of fish in 26 families were collected; 43 native species, 10 exotic or nonnative species, and 10 species of marine fish that periodically inhabit canals and rivers were identified.

Publication Year 2000
Title Water quality in southern Florida: Florida, 1996-98
DOI 10.3133/cir1207
Authors Benjamin F. McPherson, Ronald L. Miller, Kim H. Haag, Anne Bradner
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 1207
Index ID cir1207
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center