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Water Resources Data - Florida, Water year 2005

Volume 3A: Southwest Florida Surface Water

By R. L. Kane, and M. Dickman

Prepared in cooperation with the State of Florida and with other agencies

This report is available as a pdf.


Water resources data for the 2005 water year in Florida consist of continuous or daily discharges for 429 streams, periodic discharge for 9 streams, continuous or daily stage for 218 streams, periodic stage for 5 streams, peak stage for 28 streams and peak discharge for 28 streams, continuous or daily elevations for 15 lakes, periodic elevations for 23 lakes; continuous ground-water levels for 401 wells, periodic ground-water levels for 1,098 wells, and quality-of-water data for 211 surface-water sites and 208 wells.

The data for Southwest Florida include records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, water quality of lakes and reservoirs, and water levels and water quality of ground-water wells. Volume 3A contains records for continuous or daily discharge for 113 streams, periodic discharge for 4 streams, continuous or daily stage for 80 streams, periodic stage for 2 stream, peak stage and discharge for 8 streams, continuous or daily elevations for 3 lakes, continous or daily elevations for 3 lakes, and quality of water for 75 surface water sites.

These data represent the national Water Data System records collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating local, state, and federal agencies in Florida.



List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published in this volume

List of discontinued surface-water or stage-only stations



Summary of hydrologic conditions

Downstream order and station numbering

Numbering system for wells and miscellaneous sites

Special networks and programs

Explanation of stage-and water-discharge records

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Station manuscript

Peak discharge greater than base discharge

Data table of daily mean values

Statistics of monthly mean data

Summary statistics

Identifying estimated daily discharge

Accuracy of field data and computed results

Other data records available

Explanation of precipitation records

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Explanation of water-quality records

Collection and examination of data

Water analysis

Surface-water-quality records

Classification of records

Accuracy of the records

Arrangement of records

On-site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature


Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Remark codes

Water-quality control data

Blank samples

Reference samples

Replicate samples

Spike samples

Access to USGS water data

Definition of terms

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the U. S. Geological Survey

Stage, discharge, and water quality of streams

Index to

Introductory text

Surface-water sites

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