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Hydrologic Data Collected along I-75/SR29 corridor in Big Cypress National Preserve

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Elizabeth Hittle

Ricardo Solis

Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Hydrologic Data Collected along I-75/SR29 corridor in Big Cypress National Preserve
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map, tables
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/bcnp_hydro/index.php>
Description:
Abstract:
The location of each site is shown on a Google Map. Data are available as a Google Map with links to Station Information and Data for each site.

Data are available for 58 sites along I-75 and for 28 sites along State Road 29 in Big Cypress National Preserve.

Purpose:
Data collected in this project will provide baseline information about a major current barrier to sheetflow, I-75. The data are expected to support the research on the existing linkages among geologic, hydrologic, chemical, climatological, and biological processes that currently shape the Everglades and will provide insight into the predrainage Everglades. The baseline flow will contribute to the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study addressing the health of upland and aquatic ecosystems in the 4,300 square mile area.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200511
Ending_Date: 200909
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.325
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.75
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.25
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.75
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: sheetflow
Theme_Keyword: surface water
Theme_Keyword: discharge
Theme_Keyword: stage
Theme_Keyword: velocity
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Collier County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Big Cypress National Preserve
Place_Keyword: Barron River
Place_Keyword: Everglades City
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: Interstate 75
Place_Keyword: State Road 29
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Rick Solis
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5948
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rsolis@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/bcnp_hydro/>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Station Location Map
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Google Map, tables

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not available
Completeness_Report: not available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Literature review of historical USGS and other agency data

Incorporate multi-agency/university and modeling contacts into a review of previous and/or current projects related to flow monitoring across I-75 bordering the Big Cypress Basin eastern boundary and SR 29 on the western perimeter of the Preserve. Collate this information together with available GIS coverages for development of a plan to coordinate future flow measurement team deployment for both boundaries of the study area.

Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Discharge measurements

Reconnaissance of each bridge, culvert and wildlife through-way for appropriate measurement locations and methods. This includes documentation of weed conditions affecting periodic flow shifting, water depth, and establishment of reference marks to do distance to water measurements for indications of significant east-west flow "short-circuting".

Discharge at each bridge, culvert and wildlife throughway will be measured in one day. Stream-flow measurements will be accomplished by Price AA meter, flow rods, or acoustic doppler point and/or profiling velocity meters as conditions at the controls allow.

As of the end of September, 2006 four synoptic discharge measurements have been accomplished in the I-75 corridor from the L-28 Interceptor Canal to SR 29 and SR 29 from I-75 south to USGS site 02291000 Barron River near Everglades, FL.

Initial evaluation determined the need to move one culvert index site scheduled for August 31, 2006

Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Placement of stage and index gages

Three index-velocity gages have been installed inside culverts running under I-75 and an additioal one may be installed in WY 2007. These gages collected stage and velocity data every 15 minutes, Additional measurements have been made at these culverts for discharge verification.

Process_Date: 2007
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data collection and feasibility of study continuation

The development of a discharge relationship is directly related to the DOI Science plan by giving a continuous record of discharge into Big Cypress National Preserve. If a relationship can not be determined, specific recommendations will be prepared concerning the best methodology. In order to ensure the instrumentation is working well, data will be downloaded once a month as well performing a discharge measurement just at that particular culvert.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Tying in bridge reference marks to existing benchmarks

DOT benchmark placement close to the bridges will be researched. A team of personnel will then go and field-truth the placement of the benchmarks to assess the feasibility of running a set of optical levels from the benchmark to a predetermined reference mark on the bridge. These bridge reference marks will be fully documented and the information will be provided to Big Cypress personnel.

Reference marks that are tied into existing benchmarks will lead to water level measurements at specific bridges that are tied to the same datum plane.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The index-velocity meters are operating and discharge measurements are being made to develop the index-velocity to discharge relationship. Evaluation of the discharge measurements made has shown the need for fewer measurements during the dry periods. This has resulted in clustering more of the measurements during the summer months than making measurements on a strict quarterly basis.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Placement of existing and future gages behind the I-75 fence to address safety concerns.

This task is to work with the Florida DOT and their respective contractors to put gates in the existing fences so that the equipment that is currently located in the median of I-75 can be moved inside the fence. This will allow the potential to telemeter these sites in the future so conditions can be easily monitored.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Rick Solis
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5948
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rsolis@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: I 75/State Road 29 corridor
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 86

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.1
Longitude_Resolution: 0.1
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Degrees, minutes, and decimal seconds
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Station Information
Entity_Type_Definition: Information available for each data collection site
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Data collected
Attribute_Definition: the type of data collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: daily mean gage height
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
daily mean height of the water surface above an established datum plane, such as in a river above a predetermined point that may, or may not, be at the channel floor
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: discharge
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: the volume of fluid passing a point per unit of time
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: discrete measurements
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: data collected at a particular culvert
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: flow measured
Attribute_Definition: where the flow was measured at the data collection point
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Across SR -29
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: location of data collection site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Barron River Canal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: location of data collection site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Across I-75
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: location of data collection site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Index site for reach
Attribute_Definition: index site available
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: n
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: no
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: latitude
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location area
Attribute_Definition:
Stations are location at Interstate 75 (I-75) or State Road 29 (SR 29)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: mile marker
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: location along I-75
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: miles
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Distance north of SR 41
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition: longitude of the data collection site
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: longitude
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: reach number
Attribute_Definition: a continuous part of a stream between two specified points
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SR-29
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: reach number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: used for I-75 stations
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: used for I-75 stations
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: used for I-75 stations
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Real-time data
Attribute_Definition: real-time data available
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: n
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: no
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Station Name
Attribute_Definition: name of the data collection station
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: station name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Type of Structure
Attribute_Definition: type of structure where measurement was made
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: bridge
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A structure including supports erected over a depression or obstacle, such as water, highway, or railway, and having a track or passageway for carrying traffic or other moving loads, and having an opening measured along the center of the roadway of more than 20 feet between undercopings of abutments or spring line of arches, or extreme ends of openings for multiple boxes.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: wildlife Crossing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: a place where wildlife crosses a road or trail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: weir
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
a dam in a stream or river used to raise the water level or divert its flow
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: discrete measuring point
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: point at which a measurement was taken at a specific culvert
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: culvert
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: a transverse drain
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: USGS NWIS ID
Attribute_Definition:
Numeric portion of primary key in NWIS database used to uniquely define gage record (usually 8 digits or 15 digits)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: USGS NWIS ID

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S.Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description:
Hydrologic data collected along Interstate-75/State Road 29 corridor in Big Cypress National Preserve
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Google Map
Format_Information_Content:
Each data collection site has a Google Map with links to station information and data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/bcnp_hydro/>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090304
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This metadata record may have been copied from the SOFIA website and may not be the most recent version. Please check <https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata> to be sure you have the most recent version.

This page is <https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata/sflwww/75_29_hydro_data.html>

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