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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Raymond W. Schaffranek (retired)
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Water Quality Data (Canal and Wetland)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/schaffranek/schafQW.html>
Description:
Abstract:
Five basic water-quality parameters (temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, and salinity) were collected at each site having sufficient depth
Purpose:
A complex network of canals, levees, and control structures, designed to control flooding and provide a continuous supply of fresh water for household and agricultural use, has altered naturally occurring flow patterns through the Everglades and into Florida Bay. Quantification of dynamic flow conditions within the south Florida ecosystem is vital to assessing implications of the residence time of water, potentially nutrient-enriched (with nitrates or phosphates) or contaminant-laden (with metals or pesticides), that can alter plant life and affect biological communities. Improved numerical techniques are needed not only to more accurately evaluate discrete forces governing flow in the canals and wetlands but also to analyze their complex interaction in order to facilitate coupled representation of transport processes. Flow and transport processes are integrally linked meaning that precise quantification of the fluid dynamics is required to accurately evaluate the transport of waterborne constituents. Robust models that employ highly accurate numerical methods to invoke coupled solution of the most appropriately formulated and representative equations governing flow and transport processes are needed. Through strategic use of a model, cause-and-effect relations between discharge sources, flow magnitudes, transport processes, and changes in vegetation and biota can be systematically investigated. The effects of driving forces on nutrient cycling and contaminant transport can then be quantified, evaluated, and more effectively factored into the development of remedial management plans. A well-developed model can be used to evaluate newly devised plans to improve freshwater deliveries to Florida Bay prior to implementation.
Supplemental_Information:
This project ended in 1999.

For additional information about this project contact either: Eric Swain, edswain@usgs.gov or Chris Langevin, langevin@usgs.gov

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19970923
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19970926
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19990920
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19990922
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19990923
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.6
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.4
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.35
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: chemistry
Theme_Keyword: dissolved oxygen
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: Florida Bay
Place_Keyword: Joe Bay
Place_Keyword: Long Sound
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: C-111 Canal
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Eric D. Swain
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5925
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: edswain@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/geer/2000/posters/c111/images/locationmapx.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: location of study area
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/schaffranek/locationQW.html>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: water quality data location maps for 1997 sites
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Data were collected by Marvin Franklin, Gina Tillis, Paul Meadows, Darlene Blum, Harry Jenter, and Ray Schaffranek.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ASCII text files
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ball, M. H.

Schaffranek, R. W.

Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
Flow-Velocity Data Collected in the Wetlands Adjacent to Canal C-111 in South Florida during 1997 and 1999
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2000-56
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 6/7/2011

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Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/00-56>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Schaffranek, R, W.
Publication_Date: 1999
Title:
Hydrologic Studies in Support of South Florida Ecosystem Restoration
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Proceedings ASCE 2000 Joint Conference on Water Resources Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management
Issue_Identification: none
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 6/7/2011
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/hydrostudies/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Sontek
Publication_Date: 1997
Title: Sontek ADV acoustic Doppler velocimeter technical documentation
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: San Diego, CA
Publisher: Sontek

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Locations for sites sampled in 1997 are shown in latitude and longitude. Locations for the 1999 sites are in UTM coordinates
Completeness_Report:
Parameters recorded for sites in 1997 include temperature, salinity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and pH. In 1999 water depth, temperature, salinity and conductivity were recorded.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Water Quality data Collection

Collection of flow data in the canal C-111 overbank and adjacent wetland area began in September 1997 near the conclusion of the spoil removal efforts. Data were collected along 9 to 12 transect lines covering the 7.1-km segment of C-111 beginning 1.1 km north of US Hwy 1 bridge and ending 2 km south of S-18C. Transects originate at locations on the southwest bank of the canal opposite culverts under the levee road on the northeast bank and extend normal to the canal approximately 1.5 km into the adjacent wetlands. Transects lines are numbered 1 through 9 beginning with the culvert nearest US Hwy 1 bridge. Measurement sites are spaced at variable-length intervals along the transect lines.

Five basic water-quality parameters (temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, and salinity) were collected at each site having sufficient depth using a Hydrolab multi-parameter sensor positioned at mid-depth.

For a more complete description of data collection, processing, and analysis, see OFR 00-56, Flow-Velocity Data Collected in the Wetlands Adjacent to Canal C-111 in South Florida During 1997 AND 1999.

Process_Date: 1999
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Eric D. Swain
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5925
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: edswain@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Everglades National Park

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 17
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 500000
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate Pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 1
Ordinate_Resolution: 1
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
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 recorded include temperature (degrees C), salinity (ppt), conductivity (mS/cm) for all collection dates. In 1997 dissolved oxygen (mg/l) and pH were also recorded
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: water quality data
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Specification: comma separated values
Transfer_Size: 0.008
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/schaffranek/schafQW.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110607
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:
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.

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