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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Arthur C. Lietz (retired)
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Water Quality Physical Parameters Data (Lietz)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: text files
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/lietz/lietzphy.html>
Description:
Abstract:
The data set contains values for water temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, sample location cross section, and sampling depth at 5 sites.

The sites are: Biscayne Canal at S-28 Little River Canal at S-27 Miami Canal at S-26 Snapper Creek Canal at S-22 Tamiami Canal at S-25B

Purpose:
A vital component in ecosystem restoration is the understanding of prerestoration water quality. The health of Biscayne Bay has been threatened by nutrient-laden discharges from the east coast canal system resulting from urbanization and agricultural activities. Extensive changes to the current water management system in order to restore natural historic hydropatterns to the Everglades potentially may affect the Biscayne Bay ecosystem. This study was developed in order to provide a method of estimating nutrient loads from east coast canals to the Bay and to provide an understanding of nutrient distribution and concentration in the east coast canal system. Models for estimation of nutrient loads were developed using the techniques of linear regression analysis. In order to understand current and historical water-quality in southern Florida, long-term trends from two surface water sites potentially affected by restoration efforts, Miami Canal at S-26 and Tamiami Canal - Forty Mile Bend to Monroe, were investigated. This task determined the water quality physical parameters for canals discharging into Biscayne Bay National Park
Supplemental_Information: This project was completed on September 30, 1999.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19960621
Ending_Date: 19971007
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: none planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.431
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.18
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.933
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.66
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: pH
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: water quality
Theme_Keyword: chemistry
Theme_Keyword: dissolved oxygen
Theme_Keyword: nitrogen
Theme_Keyword: phosphorus
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:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Biscayne Canal
Place_Keyword: Little River Canal
Place_Keyword: Miami Canal
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Place_Keyword: Snapper Creek Canal
Place_Keyword: Tamiami Canal
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: periodic
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Michael Byrne
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geologcial Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
1400 Colonial Blvd.

Suite 70, Royal Palm Square

City: Fort Myers
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33907
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 239 275-8448 ext. 10
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 239 275-6820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mbyrne@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/lietz/locationphy.html>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: location of data collection sites
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
Frank Panellas, student civil engineer, John Goebel and Elizabeth Debiak, hydrologic technicians
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel spreadsheet and tab-delimited text file
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lietz, A. C.
Publication_Date: 1999
Title:
Methodology for estimating nutrient loads discharged from the east coast Canals to Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Water Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 99-4094
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://sflwww.er.usgs.gov/publications/wri/99-4094>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lietz, A. C.
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Feasibility of Estimating Constituent Concentrations and Loads Based on Data Recorded by Acoustic Instrumentation
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 02-285
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/ofr02_285_lietz.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lietz, A. C.
Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
Analysis of Water-Quality Trends at Two Discharge Stations - One within Big Cypress National Preserve and One near Biscayne Bay - Southern Florida, 1966-94
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Water Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 00-4099
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/wri/00-4099/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Lietz, A. C.

Dixon, Joann; Byrne, Michael

Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Average altitude of the water table (1990-99) and frequency analysis of water levers (1974-99) in the Biscayne Aquifer, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 02-91
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/ofr02_91_lietz.html>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report:
Data was collected at all the sites in 1996 and at the Snapper Creek Canal site in 1997 as well.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The positional accuracy of the sampling sites was determined using GPS techniques and published topographic maps.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Water-quality samples were collected upstream of discharge points of coastal canals in eastern Dade County during various seasons and flow conditions. Procedures were applied to determine if any statistical differences existed between depth-integrated and grab samples. Depth-integrated samples were collected by the equal-width-increment method. This method consists of raising and lowering a sampler through-out several verticals in the stream at a constant rate so that the bottle is not overfilled when returned to the surface and then compositing the water samples in a churn splitter. To establish the number of verticals that needed to be sampled and to determine horizontal and vertical variability within the water column, water-quality cross-sectional surveys were made of temperature, specific conductance, pH, and dissolved oxygen. Grab samples, obtained concurrently with the depth-integrated samples, were collected at 0.5 and 1.0 meter below the surface near the centroid of flow. Additionally, the upstream and downstream stages and gate openings were recorded during each sampling event in order to compute the instantaneous discharge from the appropriate rating. These ratings were developed using acoustic Doppler methodology as part of another South Florida Ecosystem Program project. Ordinary least squares regression techniques were employed to develop models for computing load based upon the relation between nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations or loads and instantaneous discharge.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Michael Byrne
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geologcial Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
1400 Colonial Blvd.

Suite 70, Royal Palm Square

City: Fort Myers
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33907
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 239 275-8448 ext. 10
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 239 275-6820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mbyrne@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: East Coast canals
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: 5

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.1
Longitude_Resolution: 0.1
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Parameters collected at each site include water temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, sample location cross section (or distance from left bank), and sampling depth.
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: lietz - water quality physical parameters data
Distribution_Liability: There are no explicit or implicit warrantees for the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Specification: tab-delimited text
Transfer_Size: 0.008
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/lietz/lietzphy.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MS Excel
Format_Version_Number: 2000
Transfer_Size: 0.028
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/lietz/lietzphy.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070328
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

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