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Quality Assurance Split Sample Analysis and Reporting for the Lake Okeechobee, Western Hillsboro Canal, and Caloosahatchee River Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Projects

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Mike Meyer
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Quality Assurance Split Sample Analysis and Reporting for the Lake Okeechobee, Western Hillsboro Canal, and Caloosahatchee River Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Projects
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Online_Linkage:
https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=asr_qasamples
Description:
Abstract:
Some of the pilot projects described in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan include the construction of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) systems along the Hillsboro Canal, the Caloosahatchee River and adjacent to Lake Okeechobee. The project concept is to store partially treated surface water or groundwater when it is available in ASR wells - completed within the underlying Floridan Aquifer System - for subsequent recovery during dry periods. Among other benefits, implementation of regional ASR technology at the Lake Okeechobee (Lake) site is anticipated to help minimize high-volume water releases to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee River estuaries. During dry periods, water recovered from the ASR wells would be used to maintain the surface water level within the lake and associated canals throughout the Everglades, and to augment water supply demands.

Prior to injecting water into an ASR well or exploratory well, a permit must be obtained from the FDEP. In order to complete the necessary application for the permits, characterization of the potential water to be injected into the Floridan Aquifer must be performed. As a result, the USACE and the SFWMD have contracted with a firm to perform the required sampling, analyses, and reporting. Since the ASR concept is somewhat controversial, the Government wants to generate the best analytical data in order to demonstrate the true quality of the potential water to be injected into the Floridan Aquifer. One of the aspects for generating sound quality analytical data is to collect quality assurance (QA) split samples that will be submitted to a third party analytical laboratory for analysis. The results from the QA split samples will then be compared to the analytical results from the primary analytical laboratory
Purpose:
The USGS Ocala Laboratory will provide the third-party laboratory analysis of the QA split samples.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2002
Ending_Date: 2004
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Lake Okeechobee, Western Hillsboro Canal, and Caloosahatchee River areas, southern Florida
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: ASR
Theme_Keyword: Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Theme_Keyword: Aquifer
Theme_Keyword: Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
Theme_Keyword: CERP
Theme_Keyword: Florida Aquifer System
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: ground water
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: inland waters
Theme_Keyword: geoscientific information
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: Western Hillsboro Canal
Place_Keyword: Caloosahatchee River
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Southern Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Cite primary authors and database when using or publishing these data
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike Meyer
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 4821 Quail Crest Place
City: Lawrence
State_or_Province: KS
Postal_Code: 66049
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 785-832-3544
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 785-832-3500
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mmeyer@usgs.gov

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown
Completeness_Report: Unknown
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Task 1 - QA Sample Analysis and Reporting

A Contractor procured by the DA will perform sample collection of the QA split samples for submission to USGS. QA samples in the form of "QA Splits" will be collected for this project and shipped to the USGS facility located in Ocala, Florida. QA samples are replicates of primary field samples that are collected by a sampling team and sent to an independent QA laboratory for analysis (i.e., USGS). The QA split sample results are used by the DA for the detection of problems with field sampling, documentation, packaging, or shipping procedures as well as the primary laboratory's analytical procedures, calculations, or reporting procedures.

The USGS shall analyze using in-house laboratory capability or use a subcontract laboratory(s), as necessary, for the analysis of six (6) water samples. The samples shall be analyzed as described in Table 1. Table 1 presents the analytical parameters, analytical methods, reporting limits and the agreed upon costs.

As stated above, the following samples will be collected in support of the ASR Pilot Projects: One groundwater sample will be collected in support of the exploratory wells; Three surface water samples will be collected in support of quarterly sampling; and, Two surface water samples will be collected in support of storm water sampling.

Additional requirements and assumptions for the project: USGS will provide sufficient sample coolers and chain of custody forms; The DA's sampling contractor will provide the necessary sample containers; Sufficient notice will be provided to USGS for forwarding sample coolers and chain of custody forms;

It is possible that one sample at a time will be collected and submitted to USGS for analysis. Therefore, there is no minimum number of samples to be submitted for analysis associated with a specific sampling event. However, there will be a total number of six (6) samples submitted to the USGS for analysis for the duration of the task order; Since rainfall and their associated storms cannot be predicted, the DA's sampling contractor for collection of a storm water sample must maintain a minimum of one sample cooler. Also, for the storm water samples, approximately a 24-hour notice will be provided that samples will be submitted to the laboratory for analysis. The DA's sampling contractor will pay for all shipping costs for delivering the analytical samples from the field to the USGS Ocala Laboratory.
Process_Date: 2003
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Task 2 - Summary Report
The DA will provide the USGS with a copy of the primary sample data results for the corresponding QA split sample. The DA should forward to USGS a copy of the analytical results of the primary samples within 50 days of sample collection of the last sample associated with a sampling event. However, submittal of said analytical results to the USGS is contingent on receiving the data from its contractor.

The USGS shall provide a side-by-side comparison of the analytical results of the DA's contractor and USGS laboratory QA split sample results for the analyses outlined on Table 1. The comparison of the analytical data should include but not be limited to the following:
*Comparison of the analytical methods utilized by both Agencies;
*A side-by-side comparison of the analytical results;
*A statistical determination of the comparability of the results, per analyte and as a whole sample;
*Provide a brief summary of the findings; and,
*Submit a report to the DA in a standard USGS format.
*Evaluation criteria for the analytical results will be derived from concepts found in: Handbook for Analytical Quality Control in Water and Wastewater Laboratories, EPA-600/4-79-019, and Course notes from Quality Control Sample Design and Interpretation, Terry Schertz, August 1996.
Process_Date: Unknown

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8128
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140929
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
The SOFIA staff were unable to contact the principal investigator(s) for this project, and therefore were unable to obtain a review of the information in the metadata record. Any questions about the information should be directed to the Primary Contact Person listed near the bottom of the metadata record. 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 that you have the most recent version.

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