Data Series 322


Prepared as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Science Initiative
In cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District

Estuarine River Data for the Ten Thousand Islands Area, Florida, Water Year 2005

Michael J. Byrne and Eduardo Patino


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     Purpose and Scope
     Description of Study Area
Methods of Investigation
     Field Data Collection
     Computation of Continuous Discharge
          Stage-Area Ratings
          Index Velocity Ratings and Discharge Relations
Hydrologic ConditionsóDischarge, Tidal Fluctuations, and Salinity
Data Availability
References Cited


The U.S. Geological Survey collected stream discharge, stage, salinity, and water-temperature data near the mouths of 11 tributaries flowing into the Ten Thousand Islands area of Florida from October 2004 to June 2005. Maximum positive discharge from Barron River and Faka Union River was 6,000 and 3,200 ft3/s, respectively; no other tributary exceeded 2,600 ft3/s. Salinity variation was greatest at Barron River and Faka Union River, ranging from 2 to 37 ppt, and from 3 to 34 ppt, respectively. Salinity maximums were greatest at Wood River and Little Wood River, each exceeding 40 ppt. All data were collected prior to the commencement of the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, which is designed to establish a more natural flow regime to the tributaries of the Ten Thousand Islands area.

Suggested Citation:

Byrne, M.J., Patino, Eduardo, 2008, Estuarine River Data for the Ten Thousand Islands Area, Florida, Water Year 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 322, 10 p.

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