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U.S. Geological Survey         Data Series 105
Prepared as part of the
U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Sciences Program
In cooperation with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Everglades National Park
By Clinton D. Hittle and Mark A. Zucker
Northeastern Florida Bay
Estuarine Creek Data,
Water Years 1996-2000

Data Series 105
Abstract and
Conversion Table
Introduction,
Figure 1, & Table 1
Methods of Investigation
Field Data Collection
Discharge Computation for Instrumented Sites,
Tables 2 & 3
Discharge Estimation for Noninstrumented Sites
Data Files - Northeastern Florida Bay Estuarine Creeks
  References Cited
Abstract
From October 1995 to September 2000 (water years 1996-2000), continuous 15-minute stage, water velocity, salinity, and water temperature data were collected at seven estuarine creeks that flow into northeastern Florida Bay. These creeks include West Highway Creek, Stillwater Creek, Trout Creek, Mud Creek, Taylor River, Upstream Taylor River, and McCormick Creek. Discharge was computed at 15-minute intervals using mean water velocity and the cross-sectional area of the channel. Fifteen-minute unit values are presented for comparison of the quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of flows through the creeks.
 
Revised discharge estimation formulas are presented for three noninstrumented sites (East Highway Creek, Oregon Creek and Stillwater Creek) that utilize an improved West Highway discharge rating. Stillwater Creek and Upstream Taylor River were originally noninstrumented sites; both were fully instrumented in 1999. Discharge rating equations are presented for these sites and were developed using a simple linear regression.
 
Conversion Factors, Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Datums
Multiply By To Obtain
inch (in.) 25.4         millimeter
mile (mi) 1.609     kilometer
cubic foot per second (ft3/s) 0.02832 cubic meter per second
Degrees Celsius (°C) (1.8x°C) + 32 Degrees Fahrenheit (°F)
ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ADVM Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter
AVM Acoustic Velocity Meter
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satelite
NAD North American Datum of 1983, which is the reference for the horizontal coordinate information.
NAVD North American Vertical Datum of 1988, which is the reference for the vertical coordinate information.

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