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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kevin Cunningham
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Geophysical Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/bbcw_wells/>
Description:
Abstract:
The objectives of this data acquisition project were to complete the downhole geophysical logging including video and flowmeter logging of two core holes (9A and 11A), which are the deepest wells at monitor well sites 0009AB and 0011AB. The designations of 9A and 11A are assigned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) or South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The USGS well names are G 3801 (9A) and G 3802 (11A).
Purpose:
The goal of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project (BBCWP) is to rehydrate wetlands and reduce point-source discharge to Biscayne Bay. The BBCWP will replace lost overland flow and partially compensate for the reduction in ground-water seepage by redistributing, through a spreader system, available surface water entering the area from regional canals. The proposed redistribution of freshwater flow across a broad front is expected to restore or enhance freshwater wetlands, tidal wetlands, and near shore bay habitat. A critical component of the BBCWP is the development of a realistic representation of ground-water flow within the karst Biscayne aquifer. Mapping these ground-water flow units is key to the development of models that simulate ground-water flow from the Everglades and urban areas through the coastal wetlands to Biscayne Bay. Because there is little detailed hydrogeologic data of the Surficial aquifer (to depth) in this area, the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project Delivery Team installed two monitor-well sites and collected the necessary detailed hydrogeologic data.

The L-31 North Canal Seepage Management Pilot Project is intended to curtail easterly seepage emanating from within Everglades National Park (ENP). The pilot project is examining various seepage management technologies as well as operational changes that could be implemented to reduce the water losses from ENP. This project is in close proximity to Biscayne Bay so an effort has been made to combine ongoing work efforts at the two project areas. The distribution of seepage into the L-31 North Canal and beneath it is not known with any degree of certainty today. A canal draw down experiment was conducted to provide additional field data that will be utilized to refine seepage estimates in the study area as well as determine aquifer parameters in the study area.

Supplemental_Information:
This project was funded by the USGS Florida Integrated Science Center and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200408
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.4
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.3
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.61
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.4
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 008
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: geospatial interface
Theme_Keyword: flow
Theme_Keyword: groundwater
Theme_Keyword: model
Theme_Keyword: wetland
Theme_Keyword: wells
Theme_Keyword: monitoring
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
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: Miami-Dade County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Biscayne Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Stratum_Keyword: Biscayne aquifer
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: 7500 SW 36th Street
City: Davie
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33314
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/projects/scopesofwork03/images/bbwelldatafig1x.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Biscayne Coastal Wetlands Groundwater Monitoring Well Locations
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
This project is a joint effort of the USGS, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
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 project
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 03-4208
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/12/2011

Prepared in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District

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: maps and data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Scientific Investigations Map
Issue_Identification: I-2846
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/4/2011
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/sim/I-2846>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The USGS collected geophysical logs, digital-image and video logs, and flowmeter measurements at wells G 3801 (9A) and G 3802 (11A).
Completeness_Report:
Data collected for well G-3802 consists of conductivity and resistivity, gamma, flow. Spinner flow meter, and geophysical logs. Data for well G-3801 consists of caliper, conductivity and resistivity, gamma, fluid, flow, spinner flow meter, and geophysical logs.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: not available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Corps of Engineers contracted with a licensed drilling contractor to install two continuously cored monitor ground water wells in April-May 2004.

Prior to completion of the wells, the USGS completed geophysical logging of the wells. The USGS hydrogeologist was on site while the drilling crew developed monitoring wells 9A and 11A for logging and during geophysical borehole logging of the deepest well at each of the two monitor wells. The site USGS hydrogeologist (1) monitored the drilling contractor for adherence to correct borehole development and preparation for geophysical borehole logging; (2) ran geophysical logs, digital-image logs,video logs, flowmeter measurements; and (3) provided calculated computed vuggy-porosity logs.

Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The L-31 North Canal seepage manamgement pilot project is intended to curtail easterly seepage from within Everglades National Park (ENP). The pilot project is examining various seepage menagement technologies was well as operational changes that could be implemented to reduce the water losses from ENP. As this area is in close proimity to Biscayne Bay, the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands well-site project was modified to combine efforts in both project areas.

The distribution of seepage into the L-31 North Canal and beneath it is not known with any degree of certainty today. A canal draw down experiment was proposed to provide additional field data that will be utilized to refne seepage estimates in the study area as well as determine aquifer parameters in the study area. The canal drawdown experiment was scheduled to be completed in two phases. A dry-season test would be conducted toward the end of May 2004 and a wet-season test was scheduled for late July 2004. Both portions of the test were planned for at least four days duration. During the test multiple sets of hydrologic instrumentation were to be monitored on a continual basis. In addition, during the dry-season test, downhole flow logging would be completed in two open-hole interval wells adjacent to the L31N Canal.

The USGS was to acquire geophysical logs using the fluid conductivity and temperature probes, and heat-pulse and spinner flowmeters at two coreholes specified by the Corps of Engineers. The two coreholes would be logged during the second day of the 48-hour duration of the drawdown test. The drawdown test was scheduled for late May or early June 2004 during dry-season conditions.

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: 7500 SW 36th Street
City: Davie
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33314
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: 0.01
Longitude_Resolution: 0.01
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: 1.0
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Data collected for the two wells include well identifier, caliper log, conductivity and resistivity log, gamma log, fluid log, flow log, spinner flow meter log, and geophysical log

USGS well names are G3801 and G3802. The numbers assigned by USACE or SFWMD are 9A and 11A respectively.

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: USGS personnel

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: Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands 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/bbcw_wells>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
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/bbcw_wells>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
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/bbcw_wells>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110712
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:
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