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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Jeff Woods

Eduardo Patino, Mark Zucker

Publication_Date: 2011
Title: Coastal Gradients of Flow, Salinity, and Nutrients
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: project
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/coastal_grads>
Description:
Abstract:
Eleven monitoring stations will have been operated and maintained along the southwest coast of ENP, the Everglades wetlands, and along the coastlines of northeastern Florida Bay and northwest Barnes Sound. Data collected at these 11 stations will include water level, velocity, salinity, and temperature. These stations will complement information currently being generated through an existing network of 20 hydrologic monitoring stations of on-going USGS projects. By combining data collected from the monitoring stations and the existing monitoring network, information will be available across 9 generalized coastal gradients or transects. Data collected at all flow sites will be transmitted in near real time (every 1 or 4 hours) by way of satellite telemetry to the automated data processing system (ADAPS) database in the USGS Center for Water and Restoration Studies (CWRS) in Miami and available for CERP purposes. In addition to data from monitoring stations described above, salinity surveys will be performed along these 9 generalized transects, and these will include salinity, temperature, and GPS data from boat-mounted systems. Surveys will be performed regularly on a quarterly basis and twice following hydrologic events, totaling a maximum of 6 surveys per year.
Purpose:
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000 authorized the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) as a framework for modifications and operational changes to the Central and Southern Florida Project needed to restore the south Florida ecosystem. Provisions within WRDA 2000 provide for specific authorization for an adaptive assessment and monitoring program. A Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) has been developed as the primary tool to assess the system-wide performance of the CERP by the REstoration, COordination and VERification (RECOVER) program. The MAP presents the monitoring and supporting enhancement of scientific information and technology needed to measure the responses of the South Florida ecosystem.

The MAP also presents the system-wide performance measures representative of the natural and human systems found in South Florida that will be evaluated to help determine the success of CERP. These system-wide performance measures address the responses of the South Florida ecosystem that the CERP is explicitly designed to improve, correct, or otherwise directly affect. A separate Performance Measure Documentation Report being prepared by RECOVER provides the scientific, technical, and legal basis for the performance measures. This project is intended to support the Greater Everglades (GE) Wetlands module of the MAP and is directly linked to the monitoring or supporting enhancement component

In 2003, CERP MAP funding through the South Florida Water Management District established 10 monitoring stations as part of the Coastal Gradients Network. The purpose of this MAP project with the USACE is to continue operation of these 10 stations for the MAP activities.

Supplemental_Information:
This project is being worked in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2002
Ending_Date: 20100930
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.125
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.08
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.67
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.08
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: flow
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: nutrients
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: chemistry
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: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Lostmans River
Place_Keyword: Broad River
Place_Keyword: Harney River
Place_Keyword: North River
Place_Keyword: Manatee Bay
Place_Keyword: Seven Palm Lake
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Card Sound
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: Bottle Creek (Rookery Branch)
Place_Keyword: C-111 wetland
Place_Keyword: Taylor Slough Wetland
Place_Keyword: EDEN 3
Place_Keyword: Card Sound Canal
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jeff Woods
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 7500 SW 36th Streeet
City: Davie
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: 4
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5950
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jwoods@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/zucker_woods_patino/index.php>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: map of south Florida data collection sites
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: Google Map
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/zucker_woods_patino/location.html>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: location of the coastal gradients sites
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
Project personnel include Shane Ploos, Lars Soderqvist, Craig Thompson, and Barclay Shoemaker
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Data are available as ASCII text .csv files and tab-delimited text files, maps, html tables
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Price, C.

Woolverton, J.; Overton, K.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Water Resources Data for Florida, 2004, Volume 2A: South Florida Surface Water
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Data Report
Issue_Identification: FL-04-2A
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 7/11/2011
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/reports/wtr_resources_data/WY04/index.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Hittle, Clinton

Patino, Eduardo; Zucker, Mark

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Hydrologic Characteristics of Estuarine River Systems within Everglades National Park
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Fact Sheet
Issue_Identification: 2004-3129
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accesssed as of 5/25/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2004/3129>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Rantz, S. E and others
Publication_Date: 1982
Title:
Measurement and computation of streamflow Volume 1: measurement of stage and discharge
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Supply Paper
Issue_Identification: 2175, vol. 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/23/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/wsp2175>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Sauer, Vernon B.
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Standards for the analysis and processing of surface-water data and information using electronic methods
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 01-4044
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/23/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/djvu/WRI/wrir_01_4044.pdf>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Wagner, R. J.

Boulger, Jr, R. W.; Oblinger, C. J.; Smith, B. A.

Publication_Date: 2006
Title:
Guidelines and standard procedures for continuous water-quality monitors: station operation, record computation, and data reporting
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Techniques and Methods
Issue_Identification: 1-D3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
supersedes Water-Investigations Report 00-4252

accessed as of 5/25/2011

Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/2006/tm1D3/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Oberg, K. A.

Morlock, S. E.; Caldwell, W. S.

Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Quality-assurance plan for discharge measurements using acoustic Doppler current profilers
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Scientific Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-5183
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
in cooperation with the U. S. Amy Corps of Engineers, Detroit District

accessed as of 5/23/2011

Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5183/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Simpson, M. R.
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Discharge measurements using a broad-band acoustic Doppler current profiler
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 01-01
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sacramento, CA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/23/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/ofr0101/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ruhl, C. A.

Simpson, M. R.

Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Computation of discharge using the index-velocity method in tidally affected areas
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Scientific Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-5004
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sacramento, CA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Prepared in cooperation with the Interagency Ecological Program

available online only; accessed as of 5/23/2011

Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5004>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Price, C.

Overton, K.

Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Water Resources Data for Florida, 2005, Volume 2A, South Florida Surface Water USGS Water-Data Report FL-05-2A
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water-Data Report
Issue_Identification: FL-05-2A
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/8/2011

The data are part of the Stage, Discharge, and Water Quality of Steams section

Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/reports/wtr_resources_data/WY05/bottle.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Woods, Jeff

Zucker, Mark

Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Estuarine Response in Northeastern Florida Bay to Major Hurricanes in 2005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Circular
Issue_Identification: 1306, chapter 6
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1306/pdf/c1306_ch6_i.pdf>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Farris, G. S.; Smith, G. J.; Crane, M. P.; Demas, C. R.; Robbins, L. L.; Lavoie, D. L., editors
Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Science and the Storms: The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Circular
Issue_Identification: 1306
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lafayette, LA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center
Other_Citation_Details: accesssed as of 7/8/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1306/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Water-Resources Data for the United States: Water Year 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Data Report
Issue_Identification: Water Year 2007
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/1/2011

The link below goes to selected stations for south Florida

Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/reports/wtr_resources_data/WY07/index.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: Water-Resources Data for the United States: Water Year 2006
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Data Report
Issue_Identification: Water Year 2006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/1/2011

The link below goes to selected stations for south Florida

Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/reports/wtr_resources_data/WY06/index.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Zucker, M.

Boudreau, C.

Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: Joint Federal Interagency Conference
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/8/2011

This paper is from the Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Conference June 27 - July 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. The Joint Conference included the 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and the 4th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference.

Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sedtrans_csable/index.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Woods, J.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Surface water discharge and salinity monitoring of coastal estuaries in Everglades National Park, U.S.A., in support of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher:
3rd International Perspective on Current and Future State of Water Resources and the Environment
Other_Citation_Details:
acessed as of 7/8/2011

This paper is from the proceedings of the 3rd International Perspective on Current and Future State of Water Resources and the Environment, Chennai, India

Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/swdis_salmon/index.html>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Data collected at the 11 monitoring stations include water level (stage), velocity (discharge), salinity, and temperature. These stations will complement data collected from the existing network of 20 hydrologic monitoring stations of ongoing USGS projects.
Completeness_Report:
Data available for the stations include:

Bottle Creek stage, tempersture, salinity, discharge, specific conductance 9/30/2003 - 9/30/2010 C-111 Wetland stage, temperature, salinity, specific conductance 2/4/2009 - 9/30/2010 Card Sound Canal stage, surface & bottom temp, surface & bottom salinity, discharge, filtered discharge 9/30/2003 - 9/30/2010 EDEN 3 stage, temperature, salinlty, specific conductance 11/9/2005 - 9/30/2010 Harney River stage, surface & bottom temp, surface & bottom salinity, discharge, filtered discharge 9/30/2003 - 9/30/2010 Manatee Bay Creek stage, surface & bottom temp, surface & bottom salinity, discharge, filtered discharge 10/28/2002 - 9/30/2010 Seven Palm Lake temperature, salinity 10/8/2003 - 9/30/2010 Taylor Slough Wetland stage, surface & bottom temp, surface & bottom salinity, discharge 10/4/2003 - 9/30/2010 Upstream Broad River stage, surface & bottom temp, surface & bottom salinity, discharge, filtered discharge 9/30/2003 - 9/30/2010 Upstream Lostmans River stage, surface & bottom temp, surface & bottom salinity, discharge, filtered discharge 9/5/2003 - 9/30/2010 Upstream North River stage, surface & bottom temp, surface & bottom salinity, discharge, filtered discharge 9/30/2003 - 9/30/2010

Click on the individual stations in the South Florida Hydrology Database for a summary of the available data.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geographic coordinates were collected with a Garmon 76C handheld unit
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Task 1 - Elevation Control GPS and Local Surveys GPS static surveys will be performed and processed to determine the elevation (NAVD'88) of reference marks at: Upstream Lostman's River, Upstream Broad River, Bottle Creek at Rookery Branch, Taylor Slough Wetland at E-146, C-111 Wetland, Unnamed Creek near Manatee Bay, and Card Sound Canal monitoring stations. In addition to GPS static surveys, optical surveys will be performed to transfer NAVD-88 datum from the GPS reference mark, to a set of three independent Reference Marks (RMs) at each station.

(1) Deliverable - Water level elevation referenced to the North American Datum of 1988 (NAVD'88) for all stations listed above.

(2) Timeframe - Surveys to be completed by September 30, 2004; elevation transfer to all reference marks to continue into FY-05 and completed in FY05.

Task 2 - Monitoring Station Operation and Maintenance This task includes: a) Operation and maintenance of field instrumentation, for the collection of water level, water velocity, salinity, and temperature data; b) Computation of discharge records (not at wetland sites); c) Quality assurance and quality control of all field and computed data; d) Data release and publication. USGS will service and maintain 10 monitoring stations in good working order and in a manner conducive to producing the data and deliverables identified in this SOW for the duration of the work order. The ten monitoring stations are as follows:

2a. Upstream Lostman's River- estuarine stream 2b. Upstream Broad River - estuarine stream 2c. Bottle Creek at Rookery Branch- estuarine stream 2d. Harney River- estuarine stream 2e. Upstream North River - estuarine stream 2f. Unnamed Creek near Manatee Bay- estuarine stream 2g. Unnamed Creek in Barnes Sound land - estuarine stream 2h. Southwest Taylor Slough northeast of Seven Palm Lake - upstream wetland 2i. Upstream eastern Joe Bay in the C-111 basin- upstream wetland 2j. Seven Palm Lake-lake

(1) Deliverable - A summary report on the status of all stations and data will be provided.

(2) Timeframe - The annual status summary report will be provided each September for fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Task 3 - Salinity Surveys Salinity surveys will be performed using boat-mounted "flow-through" systems along the southwest coast of ENP, northeast coast of Florida Bay, and Manatee Bay/Barnes Sound areas. Data collected will include salinity, temperature, and GPS location for every data point. Four quarterly and two event-driven surveys will be completed on a yearly basis, totaling a maximum of six per year. These surveys will include the following river/creek systems:

3a. Lostman's river 3b. Broad River 3c. Shark/Harney River system 3d. North River/Whitewater Bay 3e. McCormick Creek/Seven Palm Lake 3f. Taylor River 3g. Trout Creek/Joe Bay 3h. Manatee Creek/Manatee Bay 3i. Barnes Sound Canal

(1) Deliverable - A summary report on salinity surveys will be provided.

(2) Timeframe - The annual summary report will be provided each September for fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Task 4 - Water Quality Samples Water quality samples will be collected at three monitoring stations for determining the Total Nutrient concentrations (TN and TP). ISCO automatic samplers will be used for the collection of water quality samples at selected intervals. Point and cross-sectional samples will also be collected to determine "point-to-mean" relations and to quality assure ISCO samples. Locations for nutrient data collection are as follows:

4a. Upstream North River 4b. North River below Cutoff 4c.West Highway Creek

(1) Deliverable - A summary report of water quality information will be provided.

(2) Timeframe - The annual summary report will be provided each September for fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Task 5 - Reports Annual reports are due at the end of each year and a final report is due approximately after the completion of the work order associated with this SOW. Annually, data for each year (ending September) will be processed, quality assured, and made publicly available by April of the following year.

c. Approach and Methodology in relation to Tasks 1 thru 4.

1. All water level information is referenced to local datum until NAVD-88 datum is established. NAVD-88 datum will be established using GPS static surveys at monitoring platforms.

2. All flow stations are instrumented with water level, salinity, temperature and velocity sensors. Velocity data will be collected with acoustic Doppler instruments, calibrated with the use of an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), and used in the computation of discharge. Monthly ADCP discharge measurements will be done at all new sites during the first year and bi-monthly thereafter for rating verification purposes. Salinity and temperature data will be collected at one or two depths in the water column.

3. Discharge data is computed using established area and velocity ratings. Area ratings are developed using depth soundings from available ADCP measurements at each site and OSW supported software programs. Index-velocity ratings will be developed through regression analyses, determining relations between instrument velocity (Index velocity) and mean cross-sectional velocity from ADCP measurements.

4. Marsh sites are instrumented with water level, salinity, temperature, and velocity sensors. Velocity data will be recorded with acoustic Doppler instruments. Salinity and temperature will be recorded at one or two depths in the water column. No discharge will be computed for these sites.

5. Water velocity in the marshes is quality-assured and will be made available. No discharge will be computed at these locations.

6. Groundwater wells are instrumented with water level, salinity, and temperature sensors. Pressure transducers are used to measure water level at ground water wells.

7. Salinity and temperature probes are cleaned and calibrated on a monthly basis to assure the quality of record.

8. Salinity surveys are performed using boat-mounted flow-through systems equipped with a salinity/temperature sensor and a Global Positioning System (GPS).

9. ISCO automatic samplers are used at three locations to collect water samples for Nutrient analysis. Every 18 hours water is pumped and a composite bottle is made up of 3 pumping sessions.

10. Field visits to collect sample bottles are made on a 3-week schedule.

11. During site visits, grab samples are taken and analyzed for total and dissolved nutrients.

12. Water samples collected with auto-samplers are analyzed for total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) concentrations.

13. Grab samples are analyzed for total and dissolved nutrients, and used to compliment and quality assured auto-sampler data.

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

Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work planned for FY 2007:

Salinity surveys will be performed using boat-mounted systems to collect information along the southwestern coast of ENP, northeastern coast of Florida Bay, and Manatee Bay/Barnes Sound. The information will include salinity and temperature data and geographic location in latitude and longitude for every data point. Four quarterly and two event-driven surveys will be completed on a yearly basis for a maximum of six per year. The salinity survey is performed on the same day across the study area and usually requires the use of 4 boats and 8 crew members to complete. The surveys will include these river/creek systems: Lostmans River to upstream Lostmans River; Broad River to upstream Broad River; Shark River/Harney River to Bottle Creek; North River to upstream North River; McCormick Creek to Seven Palm Lake; Taylor River mouth to upstream Taylor River; Trout Creek to Joe Bay/Snag Bay; and Barnes Sound to Manatee Bay/Card Sound Canal.

Salinity surveys are performed using boat-mounted flow-through systems equipped with a YSI water quality monitor for collection of temperature and salinity. Position is determined using a GPS unit which interfaces with the YSI water quality monitor. Data collection occurs every 5 seconds and is stored in the YSI 650 data acquisition system. The accuracy of all instrumentation is verified in the USGS Ft. Lauderdale laboratory or in the field before and after the salinity survey. The temperature probe is verified using a digital NIST thermometer in the Ft. Lauderdale lab. Data collected from the four boats is combined in a spreadsheet and analyzed for erroneous data such as spikes and 0.0 values. Salinity data is then imported into a GIS package for map creation. Raw data and spatial maps will be posted on SOFIA or published in the final USGS Data Series Report to be published in 2010.

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

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jeff Woods
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 7500 SW 36th Streeet
City: Davie
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: 4
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5950
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jwoods@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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: 11

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Resolution: 0.01
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The salinity is parts per thousand (ppt). Salinity is shown in intervals of 5 ppt by color on the maps.

The data files contain the following for each date: date of collection; temperature in degrees Celsius; specific conductance in microsiemens per centimeter; salinity in parts per thousand; and latitude and longitude in decimal degrees, and stage in feet, .

Additional data include filtered discharge in cubic feet per second

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: salinity surveys
Distribution_Liability:
The maps are for informational purposes only and contain no implied accuracy of data points. The data are published a part of the MAP monitoring program in support of CERP restoration
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: JPEG
Format_Information_Content: Each file contains the map for a specific date
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/coastal_grads/salindex.html>
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Access_Instructions:
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Florida Integrated Science Center

3310 SW 9th Ave.

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Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Access_Instructions:
The data may be accessed from the SOFIA website. Select the desired station on the Water Quality Data page.
Fees: none

Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
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Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
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Resource_Description: South Florida Hydrology Data Download
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Resource_Description: Everglades Gage Gazetteer
Distribution_Liability: The data have no implied or explicit guarantees
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Access_Instructions: The data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

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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
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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/coastal_grads.html>

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