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Impact of 20th Century Water-Management and Land-Use Practices on the Coastal Hydrology of Southeast Florida

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Robert Renken (retired)
Publication_Date: 20060426
Title:
Impact of 20th Century Water-Management and Land-Use Practices on the Coastal Hydrology of Southeast Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/impact_auc/
Description:
Abstract:
The data are available as Arc/Info coverages from USGS Circular 1275. The Landuse coverages are in Florida State Plane Cordinate System, east zone, units feet, zone 3601, datum NAD27. All other coverages are in UTM Coordinate System, unit meters, zone 17, datum NAD27
Purpose:
Saltwater intrusion into the surficial aquifer is a direct consequence of water-management practices, concurrent agricultural and urban development, and natural drought conditions. An important part of this synthesis is to link water-management practices (canal-discharge), consumptive water use, water levels within the surficial aquifer system, chloride concentrations, ground-water discharge, and Holocene paleohistory of the Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay. For example, a series of water table maps for specific selected 5-year increments have been developed to spatially identify the areal extent where long-term water levels within the surficial aquifer have declined and to compare these changes with movement of the interface. Such changes are also being compared with changes in coastal outflows from major canals to distinquish between long-term declines caused by regional drainage and a large number of municipal pumping centers. Paleontologic data are being used to prepare maps illustrate temporal changes in salinity within the Biscayne Bay over the last 150 years. Salinity changes within the bay are largely attributed to a decrease in ground-water and surface water discharge.
Supplemental_Information:
This is a completed project. The GIS data layers have been updated as of 4/26/2006. The previous layers available from SOFIA have been replaced with the updated layers.

Dr. Renken has retired but remains an emeritus volunteer with USGS and can be reached by email for questions about this project and other technical ASR activities. An additional Point of Contact for this project should Dr. Renken be unavailable is Kevin Cunningham. Respective contact information for each is in the Point of Contact section below.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1850
Ending_Date: 2000
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Southeast Florida
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: water management
Theme_Keyword: land use
Theme_Keyword: synthesis
Theme_Keyword: mapping
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 008
Theme_Keyword: 010
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme_Keyword: 015
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: 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: Broward County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Palm Beach County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Biscayne Bay
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Florida Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Robert Renken, retired emeritus
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address, c/o Kevin Cunningham
Address: 7500 SW 36th Street
City: Davie
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33314
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954-377-5913 (Kevin Cunningham)
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rarenken@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: (alt.) kcunning@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/circular/1275/images/cover-simagemap.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
reconstructed satellite image for 1850 showing the border of the pre-canal drainage Everglades
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/circular/1275/images/cover-landcvrdataspot.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: current satellite image (circa 1994)
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Other project personnel include John Koehmstedt, Joann Dixon, and Scott Ishman.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI Arc/Info 8.x coverages
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Renken, R. A.
Patterson, R. D., Orzol, L. L., Dixon, Joann
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Approach for Delineation of Contributing Areas and Zones of Transport to Selected Public-Supply Wells Using a Regional Ground-Water Flow Model, Palm Beach County, Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 01-4158
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/wri01_4158_renken.html
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ward, W. C.
Cunningham, K. J., Renken, R. A., Wacker, M. A., Carlson, J. I.
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of the Regional Observation Monitoring Program (ROMP) 29A Test Corehole and Its relation to carbonate Porosity and Regional Transmissivity in the Florida Aquifer System, Highlands County, Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-201
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/ofr03_201_ward.html
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Renken, Robert A.
Dixon, Joann, Koehmstedt, John, Lietz, A. C., Ishman, Scott, Marella, Richard, Telis, Pamela, Rodgers, Jeff, Memberg, Steven
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Impact of Anthropogenic Development on Coastal Ground-Water Hydrology in Southeastern Florida, 1900-2000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Circular
Issue_Identification: 1275
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/circular/1275/

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report: not available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This synthesis will: review the wide variety of anthropogenic stresses that have been imposed on the local environment; review changes in water quality caused by salt-water intrusion; summarize the current state-of-knowledge of the hydrologic system within the urban-agricultural corridor of eastern Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties; and evaluate various inflow and outflow components of the water budget. A conceptual model of the ecosystem with an emphasis on the hydrologic system will be developed.
The synthesis will be completed using the following strategy. Some information was obtained from previously published reports but is supplemented considerably with unpublished data from the files of the U.S. Geological Survey, South Florida Water Management District, and Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. A literature review will be conducted to examine the historical development of water resources in eastern Miami-Dade County, and to describe how land-use management practices have have impacted the ecosystem. The impact of these practices will be evaluated in terms of both water quantity and water quality. GIS coverages have been developed which include such topical categories as changes in ground-water withdrawals, water use, population density, land use, and and changes in long-term ground-water levels and canal discharge during the last 100 years.
Present day inflow and outflow components of the hydrologic budget will be estimated integrating data available in the files of the U.S. Geological Survey and Southeast Florida Water Management District, from existing numerical models or from models which are currently under development. Some of the major inflow components to the system in the County include precipitation, levee seepage, ground-water recharge to the aquifer, and water conveyed from Lake Okeechobee to the ocean through the canal system. Depending on local hydrologic conditions, this canal system can act either as a source of water to, or a site of discharge from the underlying aquifer. Outflow components include evapotranspiration, canal outflows, municipal and agricultural well pumpage, and ground-water discharge to the Biscayne Bay.
In the past 60 years, projects executed by Federal, State, and local agencies have been conducted to determine the location of the saltwater interface. These projects have been mostly local in nature, limited to a specific county or municipality. Projects have reported the change in chloride with depth in a well or group of wells; most monitoring programs are managed by local governmental agencies. Other projects have used ground-water flow models to determine the location and movement of the interface. However, no effort has been made to link the results of these various studies or to fill in data gaps.
This synthesis will: 1) provide a temporal and spatial overview of changes in land use, population, and water management systems; 2) evaluate long-term trends in withdrawal rates; 3) examine long-term trends in surface-water flow, change in ground-water levels, and increase in chloride concentrations; 4) review causal relations between the position of the saltwater interface and water management practices; and 5) illustrate the impact of development on coastal ground-water hydrology and shallow marine ecology. The evaluation of saltwater intrusion in the surficial aquifers of South Florida will be made through an analysis of existing publications and data. Results from recent studies conducted along the southeast coast and in the Everglades National Park will be combined with additional data collected by other agencies to present a regional depiction of saltwater intrusion. Additional study will be conducted to determine long-term trends in the movement of the freshwater-saltwater interface. Changes in water levels will be compared with the movement of the interface. This synthesis includes preparation of maps, graphs, spatial data sets, and charts that illustrate and define historic and present-day hydrologic conditions in the eastern and agricultural corridor of southern Florida.
Process_Date: 2003
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Robert Renken, retired emeritus
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address, c/o Kevin Cunningham
Address: 7500 SW 36th Street
City: Davie
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33314
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954-377-5913 (Kevin Cunningham)
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rarenken@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: (alt.) kcunning@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: southeast Florida

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.9786982

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: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: GIS data layers
Distribution_Liability: No warrantees are implied or explicit for the data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Arc/Info coverages
Format_Version_Number: 8.x
Format_Specification:
Each folder has been provided as a .zip file and needs to "unzipped" before use.
Format_Information_Content:
The files are Arc/Info 1:100,000 scale coverages for agricultural landuse, base coverage of study area, canals, potentiometric, saltwater intrusion, and wateruse
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/circular/1275/gisdata.html
Access_Instructions: Log onto the SOFIA website at https://sofia.usgs.gov
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140606
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: 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: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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