Is a salinity monitoring network "Worth its salt"?

Fact Sheet 2013-3079
Prepared in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District



Saltwater intrusion threatens the water supplies of many coastal communities. Management of these water supplies requires well-designed and properly maintained and operated salinity monitoring networks. Long-standing deficiencies identified in a salinity monitoring network in southwest Florida during a 2013 study (Prinos, 2013) help to illustrate the types of problems that can occur in aging and poorly maintained networks. This cooperative U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) study also describes improvements that can be implemented to overcome these deficiencies.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Is a salinity monitoring network "Worth its salt"?
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2013-3079
DOI 10.3133/fs20133079
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Florida Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Florida
City Naples
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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