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Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Greater Everglades Baseline Information and Response to CERP

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Greater Everglades Baseline Information and Response to CERP
Abstract:
The greater Everglades Restoration program includes a management plan for the C-43 Canal, or Caloosahatchee River. This plan affects the quantity, quality, and timing of freshwater releases at control structure S-79 at Franklin Locks. Freshwater contributions are from Lake Okeechobee, and farming runoff along the canal from Lake Okeechobee to the town of Alva. This study will provide basic information on the effects on the quality of water entering J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge as the result of freshwater releases at control structure S-79.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Amanda Booth, U.S. Geological Survey, Eduardo Patino, U.S. Geological Survey, Lars Soderqvist, U.S. Geological Survey, and Travis Knight, U.S. Geological Survey, Unpublished material, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Greater Everglades Baseline Information and Response to CERP.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.5
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.6
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.0000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.30000
    Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
    Ding Darling National wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, tidal Caloosahatchee River and downstream estuaries, Lee County, Florida. Florida, USA

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 01-Oct-2009
    Ending_Date: 30-Sep-2014
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • Amanda Booth, U.S. Geological Survey
    • Eduardo Patino, U.S. Geological Survey
    • Lars Soderqvist, U.S. Geological Survey
    • Travis Knight, U.S. Geological Survey

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Amanda Booth
    U.S. Geological Survey
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Fort Myers, FL 33907

    (239) 275-8448 (voice)
    acbooth@usgs.gov


Why was the data set created?

The objective of this project is to study the relation between freshwater discharges from the Caloosahatchee River and observed water quality parameters inside Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and to describe seasonal changes in the spatial distribution of selected water quality parameters within the tidal reach of the Caloosahatchee River and surrounding estuaries..


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: Unknown (process 1 of 1)
    No process steps have been described for this data set

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Unavailable

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    All parameters are not available for all sites. See Entity and Attribute Overview description for more detail.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Unavailable


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Cite primary authors and database when using or publishing these data.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Heather S. Henkel
    U.S. Geological Survey
    600 Fourth Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    727-803-8747 x3028 (voice)
    727-803-2030 (FAX)
    hhenkel@usgs.gov

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 24-Sep-2013
Metadata author:
Heather S. Henkel
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-803-8747 x3028 (voice)
727-803-2030 (FAX)
sofia-metadata@usgs.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001.1-1999)


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