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Date published: December 13, 2018
Status: Active

Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center Watercams for Florida

Webcams have been installed at several real-time stream-gaging sites. The webcams provide valuable information to the National Weather Service, emergency managers, and area residents to evaluate real-time conditions in river environments during storms. The visual record of flooding and other river events also provides valuable research data for the USGS. Many of these webcam installations are...

Contacts: Wesley W Stone
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,...

Date published: December 12, 2018
Status: Active

Hydrology Monitoring Tools

The U.S. Geological Survey provides local and national web-based tools so that policy makers and the public can easily access the information they need to enhance preparedness, response, and resilience.

Date published: December 7, 2018
Status: Active

Cincinnati Arch Oil and Gas Assessments

The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Cincinnati Arch Province (5066) :

 

Date published: December 7, 2018
Status: Active

Arkoma Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Arkoma Basin Province 5062.

     

    Date published: December 6, 2018
    Status: Active

    Real-time and Historical Data

    These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.9 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Online access to this data is organized around the categories listed at the bottom.

    The USGS investigates the occurrence, quantity, quality...

    Date published: December 3, 2018
    Status: Active

    Real-Time Data Links

    The U.S. Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center operates and maintains approximately 929 real-time sites in Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands which provide long-term, accurate, and unbiased information that meets the needs of many diverse users. The USGS collects the streamflow data needed by Federal, State, and local agencies for planning and operating water-resources projects and...

    Contacts: Wesley W Stone
    Date published: November 30, 2018
    Status: Completed

    Black Warrior Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

    The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Black Warrior Basin Province 5065.

    Date published: November 30, 2018
    Status: Active

    Illinois Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

    The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources of the  Illinois Basin Province 5064.

      Date published: November 29, 2018
      Status: Active

      Gulf Coast Petroleum Systems Project - Research

      This site highlights the research on the processes that impact the formation, accumulation, occurrence, and alteration of hydrocarbon energy resources of the Gulf Coast of Mexico. The project also conducts assessments of undiscovered, technically recoverable hydrocarbon resources. The Gulf Coast Petroleum Systems Project focuses on the onshore and State waters portion of the Gulf Coast basin,...

      Date published: November 28, 2018
      Status: Active

      Natural Drought and Flood Histories from Lacustrine Archives

      Previous work performed as part of the USGS Holocene Synthesis project illuminated complex centennial-scale patterns of drought and wetter-than-average conditions across the North American continent interior during the past two millennia, where paleorecord data coverage is sparse.  In order to explain the patterns of naturally-occurring drought, floods, and storms for the past, identified by...

      Date published: November 27, 2018
      Status: Completed

      Understanding Drivers of Cyanotoxin Production in the Lake Okeechobee Waterway

      The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other researchers combined field and laboratory approaches in two studies to understand the factors that drive cyanobacterial bloom development and associated cyanotoxin production in Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie River and Estuary, and the Indian River Lagoon in response to the large-scale Lake Okeechobee cyanobacteria bloom in 2016.

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      Late Pleistocene baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) forest deposit on the continental shelf of the northern Gulf of Mexico

      Approximately 13 km south of Gulf Shores, Alabama (United States), divers found in situ baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) stumps 18 m below the ocean surface. These trees could have only lived when sea level fell during the Pleistocene subaerially exposing the tectonically stable continental shelf. Here we investigate the...

      DeLong, Kristine L.; Gonzalez, Suyapa; Obelcz, Jeffrey B.; Truong, Jonathan T.; Bentley, Samuel J.; Xu, Kehui; Reese, Carl A.; Harley, Grant L.; Caporaso, Alicia; Shen, Zhixiong; Middleton, Beth

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      Lipidomics reveals specific lipid molecules associated with cold stress syndrome in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

      Cold stress syndrome (CSS) in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) results in perturbations to many physiological pathways, often leading to further illness or death. In this study, we applied a non-targeted lipidomics approach with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography and high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry to...

      Griffin, Emily K.; Costa, Kaylie Anne; Aristizabal-Henao, Juan J.; Napolitano, Michael P.; Hunter, Margaret; Ferrante, Jason; Bowden, John A.

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      Measuring coastal acidification using in situ sensors in the National Estuary Program

      Estuaries and coastal areas are highly vulnerable to the impacts of acidification on shellfish, coral reefs, fisheries, and the commercial and recreational industries that they support. Yet, little is known about the extent of this vulnerability and the estuary-specific drivers that contribute to acidification, such as nutrient enrichment from...

      Galavotti, Holly; Vasslides, James; Poach, Matthew; Bohlen, Curtis; Hunt, Christopher W.; Liebman, Matthew; Hu, Xinping; McCutcheon, Melissa; O'Donnell, Jim; Howard-Strobel, Kay; Vella, Prassede; Lehrter, John; Nielsen, Karina; Largier, John; Ford, Tom; Steele, Alex; Yates, Kimberly K.; Johnson, York; Brown, Cheryl; Pacella, Stephen R.

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      Widespread Ranavirus and Perkinsea infections in Cuban treefrogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis) invading New Orleans, USA

      Invasive species can negatively impact ecosystems in numerous ways, including vectoring pathogenic organisms. In amphibians, a lineage globally threatened by multiple pathogens, this spread of disease via invasive species could contribute to declines in native populations. The Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) is invasive in the...

      Galt, Net; Atkinson, Matthew S; Glorioso, Brad; Waddle, Hardin; Litton, Melanie; Savage, Anna E.

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      Assessment of wave attenuation, current patterns, and sediment deposition and erosion during winter storms by living shoreline structures in Gandys Beach, New Jersey

      This study was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and Northeastern University in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. This report summarizes field investigation and analysis of waves, current patterns, and sediment deposition and erosion along the Gandys Beach, New Jersey, salt marsh vegetated...

      Wang, Hongqing; Capurso, William D.; Chen, Qin; Zhu, Ling; Niemoczynski, Lukasz; Snedden, Gregg
      Wang, H., Capurso, W., Chen, Q., Zhu, L., Niemoczynski, L., and Snedden, G., 2021, Assessment of wave attenuation, current patterns, and sediment deposition and erosion during winter storms by living shoreline structures in Gandys Beach, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1040, 37 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211040.

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      Bathymetric survey and sedimentation analysis of Lago Patillas, Puerto Rico, August 2019

      In August 2019, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, conducted a bathymetric survey of Lago Patillas to update stage-volume data in order to determine the sediment infill rates and to generate a bathymetry map. Water-depth data were collected along predefined lines using single-beam depth...

      Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta M.
      Gómez-Fragoso, J.M., 2021, Bathymetric survey and sedimentation analysis of Lago Patillas, Puerto Rico, August 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3471, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3471.

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      Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, North Carolina—Summary of monitoring activities, quality assurance, and data, October 2017–September 2019

      Surface-water supplies are important sources of drinking water for residents in the Triangle area of North Carolina, which is located within the upper Cape Fear and Neuse River Basins. Since 1988, the U.S. Geological Survey and a consortium of local governments have tracked water-quality conditions and trends in several of the area’s water-supply...

      Pfeifle, Cassandra A.; Cain, Jessica L.; Rasmussen, Ryan B.
      Pfeifle, C.A., Cain, J.L., and Rasmussen, R.B., 2021, Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, North Carolina—Summary of monitoring activities, quality assurance, and data, October 2017–September 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1020, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211020.

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      Authors’ reply to letter to the editor: Continued improvement to genetic diversity indicator for CBD

      We appreciate the encouraging response to our call for indicators for genetic diversity within the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD (Laikre et al. 2020; Hoban et al. 2020). In agreement with us, Frankham (2021) highlights the urgent necessity for the CBD to include an indicator that...

      Laikre, Linda; Hohenlohe, Paul A.; Allendorf, Fred W.; Bertola, Laura D.; Breed, Martin F; Bruford, Michael W.; Funk, W. Chris; Gajardo, Gonzalo; González-Rodríguez, Antonio; Grueber, Catherine E.; Hedrick, Philip W; Heuertz, Myriam; Hunter, Margaret; Johannesson, Kerstin; Liggins, Libby; MacDonald, Anna J.; Mergeay, Joachim; Moharrek, Farideh; O’Brien, David; Ogden, Rob; Orozco-terWengel, Pablo; Palma-Silva, Clarisse; Pierson, Jennifer; Paz-Vinas, Ivan; Russo, Isa-Rita M; Ryman, Nils; Segelbacher, Genot; Sjögren-Gulve, Per; Waits, Lisette P; Vernesi, Cristiano; Hoban, Sean M.

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      USGS National Water Quality Monitoring Network

      What is the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Monitoring Network?Understanding the water quality of U.S. streams and rivers requires consistent data collection and analysis over decades. The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water Quality Network (NWQN) was established to facilitate national-scale understanding of surface-water...

      Riskin, Melissa L.; Lee, Casey J.
      Lee, C.J., and Riskin, M.L., 2021, USGS National Water Quality Monitoring Network: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3019, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213019.

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      EverForecast—A near-term forecasting application for ecological decision support

      The Everglades Forecasting application (EverForecast) provides decision makers with a support tool to examine optimal allocations of water across the managed landscape while explicitly quantifying the conflicting needs of multiple species. Covering the Greater Everglades (a vast, subtropical wetland ecosystem in South Florida), EverForecast...

      Haider, Saira M.; Romañach, Stephanie S.; McKelvy, Mark; Suir, Kevin J.; Pearlstine, Leonard
      Haider, S.M., Romañach, S.S., McKelvy, M., Suir, K., and Pearlstine, L., EverForecast—A near-term forecasting application for ecological decision support: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3005, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213005.

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      The value of US coral reefs for flood risk reduction

      Habitats, such as coral reefs, can mitigate increasing flood damages through coastal protection services. We provide a fine-scale, national valuation of the flood risk reduction benefits of coral habitats to people, property, economies and infrastructure. Across 3,100 km of US coastline, the top-most 1 m of coral reefs prevents the 100-yr flood...

      Reguero, Borja G.; Storlazzi, Curt; Gibbs, Ann E.; Shope, James B.; Cole, Aaron D.; Cumming, Kristen A.; Beck, Mike

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      Executive summary and annotated bibliography of selected references from “Microbial and viral indicators of pathogens and human health risks from recreational exposure to waters impaired by fecal contamination” with related project ideas for Gwinnett County, Georgia

      This document was prepared in cooperation with Gwinnett County, Georgia, to supplement the journal article “Microbial and Viral Indicators of Pathogens and Human Health Risks from Recreational Exposure to Waters Impaired by Fecal Contamination” (published in Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment). The document includes an executive...

      McKee, Anna M.; Cruz, Marcella A.
      McKee, A.M., and Cruz, M.A., 2021, Executive summary and annotated bibliography of selected references from “Microbial and viral indicators of pathogens and human health risks from recreational exposure to waters impaired by fecal contamination” with related project ideas for Gwinnett County, Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1028, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211028.

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      Dark image from a video camera shooting for 10 minutes, shows a beach and where varying degrees of movement happened.
      November 8, 2018

      Isla Verde Video Camera 3 Variance Image

      Variance image of Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a coastal video monitoring station. Image is compiled from 10 minutes of video and shows areas of more movement as brighter colors.

      Image from a video camera shooting for 10 minutes tracks the darkest pixels through that time.
      November 8, 2018

      Isla Verde Video Camera 1 Dark Image

      Dark image of Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a coastal video monitoring station. Image is compiled from 10 minutes of video and tracks the darkest pixels through 10 minutes of motion.

      Image from a video camera shooting for 10 minutes tracks the darkest pixels through that time.
      November 8, 2018

      Isla Verde Video Camera 2 Dark Image

      Dark image of Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a coastal video monitoring station. Image is compiled from 10 minutes of video and tracks the darkest pixels through 10 minutes of motion.

      Image from a video camera shooting for 10 minutes tracks the darkest pixels through that time.
      November 8, 2018

      Isla Verde Video Camera 3 Dark Image

      Dark image of Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a coastal video monitoring station. Image is compiled from 10 minutes of video and tracks the darkest pixels through 10 minutes of motion.

      Image from a video camera shooting for 10 minutes tracks the darkest pixels through that time.
      November 8, 2018

      Isla Verde Video Camera 4 Dark Image

      Dark image of Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a coastal video monitoring station. Image is compiled from 10 minutes of video and tracks the darkest pixels through 10 minutes of motion.

      Time exposure image shows a beach with palm trees and a blurry area where waves were breaking, over a 10-minute period.
      November 8, 2018

      Isla Verde Video Camera 1 Timex

      Time exposure image of Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a coastal video monitoring station. Image represents a time-averaged image from 10 minutes of video.

      Time exposure image shows a beach with a blurry area where waves were breaking, over a 10-minute period.
      November 8, 2018

      Isla Verde Video Camera 4 Timex

      Time-exposure image of Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a coastal video monitoring station. Image is time-averaged over 10 minutes of video.

      Dark image from a video camera shooting for 10 minutes, shows a beach and where varying degrees of movement happened.
      November 8, 2018

      Isla Verde Video Camera 1 Variance Image

      Variance image of Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a coastal video monitoring station. Image is compiled from 10 minutes of video and shows areas of more movement as brighter colors.

      A man stands near cameras mounted on a pole, on top of a building, with a beach in the background.
      November 6, 2018

      Video camera setup at Isla Verde

      Shawn Harrison stands near video cameras on top of a building overlooking Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cameras measure wave run-up and flooding as part of a study in response to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

      View from atop a building looks down on a sandy beach with a rainbow, palm tree just below view, and buildings in distance.
      November 5, 2018

      Isla Verde, San Juan, Puerto Rico

      The urban reef at Isla Verde supports various species of protected corals, sea turtles, and crustaceans, as well as many Caribbean fish. It also protects the International Airport and numerous homes and resorts on the coast.

      A broken foundation where the Cape San Blas house stood
      November 4, 2018

      A broken slab is all that's left of Fish Inn after Hurricane Michael

      A broken concrete foundation and some shattered floor tiles were all that remained of the sea turtle researchers' field station and home base after Category Four Hurricane Michael struck Cape San Blas on Oct. 10, 2018.

      Shallow, underwater photo of a reef with various species of corals growing on the rocky substrate.
      November 1, 2018

      Wave-tide gauge off San Juan

      A wave-tide gauge, pictured here on a coral reef among sea rods, brain corals, and sea fans, is installed off Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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      A SCUBA diver beside a Massive starlet coral on the sea floor at Dry Tortugas National Park
      January 25, 2017

      Boulder corals in the waters of Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles from Key West, contain evidence that confirms a centuries-old sea temperature cycle linked to rains, droughts and hurricanes.

      Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
      January 19, 2017

      A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Southeastern Coastal Plain aquifer system is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

      Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
      January 19, 2017

      A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the combined Valley and Ridge and Piedmont and Blue Ridge aquifers in the eastern United States is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

      Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
      January 19, 2017

      A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Coastal Lowlands aquifer system in the southeastern United States is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

      Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
      January 19, 2017

      A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system in the eastern United States is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

      Vilano Beach, Florida before and after Hurricane Matthew
      October 31, 2016

      New low-altitude aerial photos of Southeastern beaches taken before and after Hurricane Matthew passed offshore show a new storm-cut inlet, and roads, dunes and structures lost.

      Hydrologic technician Samantha Kephart.points out a high water mark
      October 21, 2016

      The heavy rains and storm surge Hurricane Matthew produced caused severe flooding in many parts of the south east, resulting in almost 40 peak flood records. As the flood waters continue to recede from some affected areas, the U. S. Geological Survey will continue its efforts to record this historic flooding. Click here to learn more about the work the USGS has completed for Hurricane Matthew.

      Hurricane Matthew satellite image that shows the large storm approaching the coastline of Florida.
      October 6, 2016

      USGS is engaged in research, monitoring, sampling and coastal change forecasting associated with Hurricane Matthew from Florida north up into Virginia.

      To learn about storm sensors and see their location, explore the USGS Coastal Change Hazard Portal, or see satellite imagery before and after the storm, visit the USGS Hurricane Matthew page.

      Follow Region 2 activities on social media, get contact information for Region 2 USGS centers, and meet Region 2's staff and center directors. 

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