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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kevin Cunningham
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: L-31N Lithological and Geophysical Data
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/L31_wells/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
The objectives of this data acquisition project were to provide the on-site geologic expertise while the four coreholes and the deepest well in each cluster were drilled and constructed, and to complete the downhole geophysical logging including video and flow meter logging of these boreholes. The USGS on-site geologist provided technical guidance to the drill crew, described the lithology of the core and unconsolidated sediments, and stored the cores and sediment samples for the duration of the project. USGS staff provided and ran gamma ray, fluid conductivity and temperature, EM-induction, 3-arm caliper, full wave form sonic tools, a heat-pulse flow meter, an OBI-40 Mark III digital optical tool, and the Laval video tool.
Purpose:
The goal of the L-31N Seepage Management Pilot Project is to reduce levee seepage that moves from Everglades National Park to the east. As participants in this pilot project, the South Florida Water Management District, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and the United States Geological Survey worked together to provide a hydrogeologic characterization of the Surficial aquifer underlying the L-31N Levee in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Because there is little detailed hydrogeologic data of the Surficial aquifer (to depth) in this area, the L-31N Seepage Management Project Delivery Team (PDT) installed two clusters of monitor wells and four additional coreholes along the levee to provide the necessary detailed hydrogeologic data to the PDT.

The L-31N project was spilt into two seperate projects, a data acquisition project and an interpretive project. The objectives of the data acquisition project was to provide the on-site geologic expertise while the four coreholes and the deepest well in each cluster were drilled and constructed, and to complete the downhole geophysical logging including video and flow meter logging of these boreholes. The objective of the data interpretation project was to provide the PDT with detailed hydrogeologic information in order to understand the movement of water in the Surficial aquifer along the L-31N levee and delineate the lithology and hydrostratigraphy of the rocks and sediments underlying the levee.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2003
Ending_Date: 2004
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.4
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.75
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.6
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: geophysical
Theme_Keyword: lithology
Theme_Keyword: monitoring
Theme_Keyword: wells
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 008
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, D.C., 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, D. C., NIST
Place_Keyword: FL
Place_Keyword: Florida
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: Miami-Dade County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Place_Keyword: L31N
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: None.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kevin Cunningham
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Ave.
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5913
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kcunning@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/L31_wells/location.html>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
map showing location of coreholes and monitoring wells for the L31N seepage project
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
This was a joint project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). USGS project personnel included Michael Wacker.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
The data are available as Log ASCII Standard (.las), Text (.txt), and Portable Document Format (.pdf). Log ASCII Standard files can be opened in any logging computer program.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cunningham, Kevin J.

Carlson, Janine L., Wingard, G. Lynn , Robinson, Edward, Wacker, Michael A.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Characterization of Aquifer Heterogeneity Using Cyclostratigraphy and Geophysical Methods in the Upper Part of the Karstic Biscayne Aquifer, Southeastern Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 03-4208
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri034208/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cunningham, Kevin J.

Wacker, Michael A., Robinson, Edward, Gefvert, Cynthia J., Krupa, Steven L.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Hydrogeology and Ground-Water Flow at Levee 31N, Miami-Dade County, Florida, July 2003 to May 2004
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Scientific Investigations Map
Issue_Identification: I-2846
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston VA
Publisher: U.S. Geolgoical Survey
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/sim/I-2846>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cunningham, Kevin J.

McNeill, Donald F., Guertin, Laura A., Ciesielski, Paul F., Scott, Thomas M., De Verteuil, Laurent

Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
New Tertiary Stratigraphy for the Florida Keys and southern peninsula of Florida
Series_Information:
Series_Name: GSA Bulletin
Issue_Identification: v. 110, no.2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/new_tert_strat/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cunningham, Kevin J.

Carlson, Janine I., Hurley, Neil F.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
New method for quantification of vuggy porosity from digital optical boreholes images as applied to the karstic Pleistocene limestone of the Biscayne aquifer, southeastern Florida
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Applied Geophysocs
Issue_Identification: v. 55
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Other_Citation_Details:
Entire paper is available from the Journal of Applied Geophysics website (journal subscription is required)
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/vuggypor/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cunningham, Kevin J.

Locker, Stanley D., Hine, Labert C., Bukry, David, Barron, John A., Guertin, Laura A.

Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Interplay of Late Cenozoic Siliciclastic Supply and Carbonate Response on the Southeast Florida Platform
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Sedimentary Research
Issue_Identification: v. 73, no. 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tulsa, OK
Publisher: SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/interplay_platform/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Cunningham, Kevin J.
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Application of ground-penetrating radar, digital borehole images, and cores for characterization of porosity hydraulic conductivity and paleokarst in the Biscayne aquifer, southeastern Florida, USA
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Applied Geophysics
Issue_Identification: v. 55
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Other_Citation_Details:
Entire paper is available from the Journal of Applied Geophysics wersite (journal memership is required)
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/hc_paleokarst/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Bruno, M. Cristina

Cunningham, Kevin J., Perry, Sue A.

Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Copepod Communities from Surface and Ground Waters in the Everglades, South Florida
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Southeastern Naturalist
Issue_Identification: v. 2, no. 4
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington. DC
Publisher: BioOne
Other_Citation_Details:
The original of this paper was in the Southeastern Naturalist published by the Humboldt Field Research Institute in Maine.
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/copepod_comm/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cunningham, Kevin J.

Locker, S.D., Hine, A. C., Bukry, David, Barron, J. A., Guertin, L. A.

Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Surface-Geophysical Characterization of Ground-Water Systems of the Caloosahatchee River Basin, Southern Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 01-4084
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/wri01_4084_cunningham.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cunningham, Kevin J.

Bukry, David, Sato, Tokiyuki, Barron, John A., Guertin, Laura A., Reese, Ronald S.

Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Sequence Stratigraphy of a South Florida Carbonate Ramp and Bounding Siliciclastics (Late Miocene-Pliocene)
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Florida Geological Survey Special Publication
Issue_Identification: 49
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: Florida Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
in Geology and Hydrology of Lee County, Florida Durward H. Boggess Memorial Symposium

Thomas M. Missimer and Thomas M, Scott, eds

Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/fgssp49>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The USGS geologist was on site while the drill crew prepared to drill and while drilling, developing, and constructing the four coreholes and the deepest well in each cluster. The site geologist:

Monitored the drilling contractor for adherence to the work order specifications including environmental limitations/requirements, borehole development, and well construction, Collected, labeled, and stored all geologic samples (cores and liners from SPTs), Described geologic samples in field log book, and Summarized hydrogeologic data and other information from the wells and provided it to the USGS Water District staff.

Completeness_Report:
The same procedure was followed for all wells and the coreholes. Well G-3778 does not have a spinner flow meter log.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Latitude and longitude are given to the nearest second.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: 0.0 feet error after logging
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Well-site data acquisition phase:

South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) responsibilities:

Contracted with licensed drilling contractor to install monitor wells and coreholes, Coordinated schedule with drilling contractor and the USGS staff, Was available to meet with or talk with on-site geologists to discuss the new data and select well screen intervals, and Provided timely review and comments/approval of deliverables.

USGS responsibilities:

Provided personnel and equipment, including geophysical tools, flow meters, and video tools required to complete the project, Monitored the performance of the drilling contractor to assure adherence to the established scope of work, Used USGS geophysical tools, flow meters, and video tools to log four coreholes and the deepest well in each cluster, Provided lithologic and geophysical data and other information to SFWMD staff to select well-screen interval depths and make other geotechnical decisions, Provided deliverables including digital logs, MPG file (mini-movie of borehole video), and computed vuggy porosity logs Calibrated geophysical log data to seismic reflection profiles using newly acquired sonic velocity data,

Process_Date: 200310
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data interpretation phase:

The USGS:

Provided personnel and equipment, including appropriate software necessary to complete the project, Provided USGS hydrostratigraphic data as needed to complete the project., Provided as deliverables six log montages and a hydrostratigraphic cross section as an Open-File report in the form of a plate, and Presented the findings to the PDT.

Process_Date: 2004
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kevin Cunningham
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Ave.
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5913
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kcunning@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Biscayne aquifer

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1
Longitude_Resolution: 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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929
Altitude_Resolution: .01
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Information collected for the wells included caliper log, conductivity and resistivity log, gamma log, flow log, spinner fow meter log, and the lithologic and geophysical log.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none

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: L-31N lithological & geophysical data
Distribution_Liability: No warrantees are implied or explicit for the data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Log ASCII Standard
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Information_Content:
The data are in tables in .las format which can be opened in any logging computer program.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/L31_wells/index.html>
Access_Instructions: Log onto the SOFIA website at <https://sofia.usgs.gov>
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Information_Content: The data are in ASCII text files
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/L31_wells/index.html>
Access_Instructions: Log onto the SOFIA website at <https://sofia.usgs.gov>
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Adobe PDF
Format_Version_Number: 7.0
Format_Information_Content:
graphic showing depth, lithofacies, OBI 40 digital borehole image, porosity logs, flow meter logs, gamma, conductivity and resistivity, full waveform sonic data, and well completion diagrams for each well
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/L31_wells/index.html>
Access_Instructions: Log onto the SOFIA website at <https://sofia.usgs.gov>
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070130
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

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