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Hydrologic monitoring and synthesis of existing hydrologic data in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Roy Sonenshein (no longer with USGS)

Ronald Reese

Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
Hydrologic monitoring and synthesis of existing hydrologic data in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: none
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=panther_refuge_hydro>
Description:
Abstract:
The objectives of this project are to

1. Inventory existing hydrologic data available in the vicinity of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (FPNWR) including all data that can be used for determining past and current conditions.

2. Design and install a hydrologic monitoring network for the FPNWR. The network will include continuous and intermittently monitored ground-water level and surface water stations. The network will be used to monitor hydrologic conditions within the FPNWR and to evaluate the relationship between ground water and surface water.

3. Collect other hydrologic data as needed to assist in determining the hydrologic conditions in the area. Examples of other types of data include stable isotopes, which can be used to determine sources of water in a sample, evapotranspiration data, surface and borehole geophysical data, seepage measurements.

4. Evaluate historical and current data to determine trends and baseline conditions at and in the vicinity of the FPNWR.

Purpose:
The biologic communities of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (FPNWR) and surrounding areas have been historically impacted by the changes in hydrology associated with past highway and canal construction and will be impacted by future plans for hydrologic restoration. Currently, little hydrologic data is collected in the vicinity of the FPNWR. Two continuous recording stations located up gradient in Big Cypress National Park (stations A1 and A2) are the nearest wetland stations to the FPNWR. Additional stations are located in the canals near the FPNWR. Information on current hydrologic conditions and a monitoring network are needed in order to determine the impact of the planned Picayune Strand Hydrologic Restoration on the hydrology of the area. These hydrologic changes will have effects on the threatened and endangered species as well as other biologic communities in the FPNWR.

There are two components to the hydrology of the area that have an impact on the ecology, surface water, and shallow ground water. The surface water consists of wetlands within and canals bordering the FPNWR. Canals bordering the refuge have a major impact on the hydrology in the area. The FPNWR currently maintains a hydrologic monitoring program of 8 stations (Larry Richardson, verbal communication). These hydrologic monitoring stations have not been surveyed to a vertical datum, which is required to adequately evaluate the data being collected. The survey information is required to determine the relationship between ground water and surface water in the area. Additional information needed to evaluate the hydrology of the area include stage and flow rates in the canals bordering the FPNWR.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20051001
Ending_Date: 20070930
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.3
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.25
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.15
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: surface water
Theme_Keyword: groundwater
Theme_Keyword: monitoring
Theme_Keyword: Florida panthers
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, 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: Collier County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ronald Reese
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 577-5921
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rsreese@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit: Project personnel include Larry Richardson (FPNWR)

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not available
Completeness_Report: not available
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Differential GPS will be used to establish reference marks at key locations, traditional surveying will be used as needed to tie in all monitoring locations to the established reference marks.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Literature search

A literature search will be conducted in library databases and at the offices of the FPNWR to locate relevant historical information about the refuge. Important information includes historical water level and flow data and modification to the canals surrounding the refuge.

Process_Date: 200603
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Design and install monitoring network

Existing hydrologic conditions will be evaluated to determine the data types and optimal design to monitor surface water flows and stage, ground-water levels, and ground-water / surface-water interactions. The existing water-level monitoring network will be evaluated to determine if it fits into the optimal design. Locations to drill new monitor wells will be determined. Locations to install stage and flow monitoring equipment in canals bordering the refuge and within the refuge will be determined. New monitoring wells will be drilled and instrumented. Wells installed near current real-time weather stations in the refuge will be connected, if feasible, to the refuge telemetry network.

Process_Date: 200608
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Surveying

Differential GPS will be used to establish reference marks at key locations, traditional surveying will be used as needed to tie in all monitoring locations to the established reference marks. The elevations will be referenced to NAVD 88.

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Collection and analysis of monitoring data

Continuous recording equipment will be operated for a minimum of one year. Data will be processed and posted on the SOFIA data exchange web site. Following FY07, it is anticipated that the monitoring network will be turned over to the FPNWR to operate. A review of the stations will be conducted to determine redundant stations to minimize the long-term expense required to operate the network.

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Additional data collection

Various additional methods will be evaluated to determine if they will be useful in evaluating the hydrologic budget of the refuge. Among these techniques are seepage meters, surface and borehole geophysics, stable isotopes, evapotranspiration data, and satellite imagery.

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ronald Reese
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 577-5921
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rsreese@usgs.gov

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100528
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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