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Coordination among agencies and organizations is an integral part of the NAWQA Program. We thank the following agencies and organizations who contributed data used in this report or participated in the Study Unit liaison committee.

Federal Agencies

National Park Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Marine Fisheries Service

State Agencies

Florida Marine Research Institute
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission
Florida Geological Survey
Florida Park Service
South Florida Water Management District
Southwest Florida Water Management District


Private Organizations

Nature Conservancy

Native American

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
Seminole Tribe of Florida


University of Miami
University of Florida
Florida International University

Local Agencies

City of Naples
Metropolitan Dade County
Palm Beach County
Broward County
Collier County

Special thanks to U.S. Geological Survey employees for their contributions:

Bruce Bernard, lead technician for SOFL, John Byrnes, Mark Zucker for data collection. Becky Deckard, Teresa Embry, Pat Mixson, and Ron Spencer for production of the report, including editing, layout, and illustrations. Michael Meyers for his contribution on pesticide degradation.

Appreciation also is extended to those individuals and agencies that reviewed this report: Edward Oaksford, U.S. Geological Survey, Michael Thurman, U.S. Geological Survey, Richard Pfeuffer, South Florida Water Management District.

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U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1207

Suggested citation:

McPherson, B.F., Miller, R.L., Haag, K.H., and Bradner, Anne, 2000, Water Quality in Southern Florida Florida,1996–98: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1207, 32 p., on-line at

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