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Cape Sable Water Quality and Suspended Sediment Data

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Mark Zucker; Jeff Woods
Publication_Date: 2011
Title: Cape Sable Water Quality and Suspended Sediment Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data
Online_Linkage: <http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/lakeing/>
Description:
Abstract:
The Cape Sable peninsula is located on the southwestern tip of the Florida peninsula within Everglades National Park (ENP). Lake Ingraham, the largest lake within Cape Sable, is now connected to the Gulf of Mexico and western Florida Bay by canals built in the early 1920’s. Some of these canals breached a natural marl ridge located to the north of Lake Ingraham. These connections altered the landscape of this area allowing for the transport of sediments to and from Lake Ingraham. Saline intrusion into the formerly fresh interior marsh has impacted the local ecology. Earthen dams installed in the 1950’s and 1960’s in canals that breached the marl ridge have repeatedly failed. Sheet pile dams installed in the early 1990’s subsequently failed resulting in the continued alteration of Lake Ingraham and the interior marsh. The Cape Sable Canals Dam Restoration Project, funded by ENP, proposes to restore the two failed dams in Lake Ingraham. The objective of this study was to collect discharge and water quality data over a series of tidal cycles and flow conditions to establish discharge and sediment surrogate relations prior to initiating the Cape Sable Canals Dam Restoration Project. A dry season synoptic sampling event was performed on April 27-30, 2009.
(Source: Zucker, M. and Boudreau, C. 2010. Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL. Joint Federal Interagency Conference. <http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sedtrans_csable/index.html>)
Purpose:
In order to gather baseline data prior to restoration of the dams on East Cape Canal Extension and the Homestead Canal, a study entitled “The Sediment Transport and Saline Intrusion on Cape Sable Project” was initiated by the U.S Geological Survey (USGS)-National Park Service Water Quality Partnership Program. The objectives of the study are to measure continuous surface water flows and estimate suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) near the locations of the failed dams. Continuous water quality data from in situ meters and field readings during SSC sampling will be analyzed to evaluate predictors of SSC from a surrogate parameter(s). Continuous data are being collected from 2009 through 2010. SSC samples and additional field readings will be collected during four synoptic events throughout this same time period. Sampling events will be conducted during the wet and dry seasons.
(Source: Zucker, M. and Boudreau, C. 2010. Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL. Joint Federal Interagency Conference. <http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sedtrans_csable/index.html>)
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20090427
Ending_Date: 20110512
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Data were collected near Lake Ingraham on The Cape Sable peninsula, which is located on the southwestern tip of the Florida peninsula within Everglades National Park.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.095
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.06438
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.15583
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.13694
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: monitoring
Theme_Keyword: temperature
Theme_Keyword: specific conductance
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: suspended sediment
Theme_Keyword: turbidity
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inland waters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Lake Ingraham
Place_Keyword: Cape Sable
Place_Keyword: Homestead Canal
Place_Keyword: East Cape Canal
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: East Side Creek
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mark Zucker
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 7500 SW 36th Street
City: Davie
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33314
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954-377-5952
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mzucker@usgs.gov
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Zucker, M.
Originator: Boudreau, C.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: Joint Federal Interagency Conference
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/7/2011

This paper is from the Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Conference June 27 - July 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. The Joint Conference included the 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and the 4th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference.
Online_Linkage:
<http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sedtrans_csable/index.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Hittle, C.D., Patino, E., and Zucker, M.
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Freshwater Flow from Estuarine Creeks into Northeastern Florida Bay: USGS Water-Resources Investigation Report 01-4164
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: USGS
Online_Linkage: <http://fl.water.usgs.gov/PDF_files/wri01_4164_hittle.pdf>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Morlock, S.E., Nguyen, H.T., and Ross, J.H.
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Feasibility of acoustic Doppler velocity meters for the production of discharge records from U.S. Geological Survey streamflow- gaging stations: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4157
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: USGS
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/2001/wri01_4157/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ruhl, C.A., and Simpson, M.R.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Computation of discharge using the index-velocity method in tidally affected areas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5004
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: USGS
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5004/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kenney, T.A.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Levels at gaging stations: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 3-A19
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/tm3A19/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lietz, A.C., compiler.
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Quality-Assurance Plan for Water-Quality Activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in Miami, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey OFR 03-195
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://fl.water.usgs.gov/PDF_files/ofr03_195_lietz.pdf>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Oberg, K.A, Morlock, S.E., Caldwell, W.S.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Quality-assurance plan for discharge measurements using acoustic Doppler current profilers: U.S. Geological Survey SIR 2005-5183
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5183/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Rantz, S.E., et al.
Publication_Date: 1982
Title: MEASUREMENT AND COMPUTATION OF STREAMFLOW
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Water Supply Paper
Issue_Identification: 2175
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/wsp2175/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Sauer, V.B., Turnipseed, D.P.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Discharge measurements at gaging stations
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods
Issue_Identification: Book 3 Chapter A8
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/tm3-a8/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: National field manual for the collection of water-quality data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Issue_Identification: Book 9 Chapters A1-A9
Online_Linkage: <http://water.usgs.gov/owq/FieldManual/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Surface Water Information and Data Disclaimer
Realtime streamflow data available on the District Home Pages are PROVISIONAL data that have not been reviewed or edited. These data may be subject to significant change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved by the U.S. Geological Survey. Realtime streamflow data may be changed after review because the stage-discharge relationship may have been affected by: algal and aquatic growth in the stream, sediment movement, and/or malfunction of recording equipment Data are reviewed periodically to ensure accuracy. Each station record is considered PROVISIONAL until the data are published. The data are usually published within 6 months of the end of the water year. Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Information concerning the accuracy and appropriate uses of these data or concerning other hydrologic data may be obtained by contacting the individual listed on the data page. (<http://fl.water.usgs.gov/data.disclaimer.html>) The USGS Ft. Lauderdale Science Center follows USGS guidelines and protocol when collecting, processing, and publishing hydrologic and water quality data. Protocols covering the collection of continuous surface water, ground water, water quality are readily available.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown
Completeness_Report:
Summary of available data for East Side Creek: <http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/nwisman/?site_no=250802081035500> ; Summary of available data for Homestead Canal: <http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=250921081054200> ; Summary of available data for East Cape Canal: <http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=250813081040000>
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Station Instrumentation Three real-time surface water monitoring stations were installed in December 2008. One station was installed in the East Cape Canal Extension (N25°08’13”, W 81°03’59”) and another in the Homestead Canal (N25°09’21”, W 81°05’42”) downstream from the dams that have failed. These two sites were selected to provide data for initial construction permits and to evaluate the current conditions prior to restoration of the dams. A third station was installed in East Side Creek (N25°08’13”, W 81°03’53) as a reference station to evaluate the effects of the Cape Sable Canals Dam Restoration Project. Each station was instrumented to collect continuous water level, water velocity, salinity, temperature, and turbidity data every 15 minutes. An acoustic Doppler velocity meter (ADVM) was mounted off of the station platform near the channel bank to measure the water velocity of a portion of the canal as an index velocity and the water level. Water quality parameters were measured by a water quality sonde mounted at a fixed location in the cross section. The datum of the gage was determined using Global Position Systems (GPS) technology operating in static GPS mode (C. Lindstedt, Mactec Inc., written commun., 2009). Water level data are referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Zucker, M.
Originator: Boudreau, C.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: Joint Federal Interagency Conference
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/7/2011 This paper is from the Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Conference June 27 - July 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. The Joint Conference included the 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and the 4th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference.
Online_Linkage:
<http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sedtrans_csable/index.html>
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Discharge measurements were collected using an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP). The collection and processing of discharge measurements using ADCPs is discussed in more detail in Oberg and others (2005) and Mueller and others (2009). Field water levels were verified by performing down-to-water measurements from a fixed point of known elevation. A relation between water level and the standard cross section was developed to compute the cross sectional area for continuous records of discharge. The processing of continuous water level data is discussed in more detail in Sauer (2002).
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Zucker, M.
Originator: Boudreau, C.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: Joint Federal Interagency Conference
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/7/2011 This paper is from the Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Conference June 27 - July 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. The Joint Conference included the 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and the 4th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference.
Online_Linkage:
<http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sedtrans_csable/index.html>
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Sauer, V.B.
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Standards for the Analysis and Processing of Surface-Water Data and Information Using Electronic Methods: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 01-4044
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: s: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Continuous Water Quality Data and Sampling Continuous salinity, temperature, and turbidity data were collected at a fixed location in the cross section. Water quality sondes were routinely serviced to maintain data quality and correct for fouling and electric drift when applicable. Field data were collected, processed and published following guidelines by Wagner and others (2006). In addition, cross sectional profiles of water temperature, salinity and turbidity were collected at each station during the synoptic to determine if the in situ monitor mounted at a fixed location was representative of the entire cross section. One goal of the synoptic was to collect a large number of suspended sediment samples to develop the relation between in situ turbidity and SSC at each station. Automatic samplers were deployed at each monitoring station during the synoptic to collect SSC samples near the in situ turbidity sensors over roughly two tidal cycles. The automatic samplers were programmed to collect approximately 900 mL samples every 2 hours. A few cross sectional SSC samples were collected during the synoptic using a modified vertical sampling approach (MVS) to determine if the SSC collected from the automatic sampler was representative of the cross section (Wilde and others, 2008). The MVS was taken from five equally spaced locations across the stream perpendicular to flow. At each sampling location either a wading rod or weighted bottle sampler was used depending on the ambient flow conditions. During low flow conditions, a wide mouth polyethylene bottle was attached to a wading rod using a DH-81A adaptor, plastic cap, and 5/16 inch nozzle. During higher flow conditions a narrow mouth polyethylene bottle was inserted into a weighted bottle sampler using a 3/16 inch nozzle. The sample bottle was lowered to the desired depth and raised back to the surface at a relatively constant transit rate, which allowed the sampling bottle to collect the sample.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Zucker, M.
Originator: Boudreau, C.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: Joint Federal Interagency Conference
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/7/2011 This paper is from the Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Conference June 27 - July 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. The Joint Conference included the 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and the 4th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference.
Online_Linkage:
<http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sedtrans_csable/index.html>
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Wagner, R.J., Boulger, R.W., Jr., Oblinger, C.J., and Smith, B.A.
Publication_Date: 2006
Title:
Guidelines and standard procedures for continuous water-quality monitors—Station operation, record computation, and data reporting: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 1–D3
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: USGS
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm1d3>
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Wilde, F.D., ed.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Field measurements: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water- Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A6
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: USGS
Online_Linkage:
<http://water.usgs.gov/owq/FieldManual/Chapter6/Ch6_contents.html>
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Lab
Methodology_Description:
Analysis Methods All suspended sediment samples were shipped to the USGS Kentucky Water Science Center Sediment Laboratory for processing and analysis. The laboratory employed methods discussed by Guy (1969) for the processing of suspended sediment concentrations and sand/fine separation. All suspended sediment samples were processed using the filtration method because concentrations were less than 10,000 mg/L and were not dominated by sand or clay (Shreve and others, 2005). Analysis of sand/fine separation was performed on selected samples.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Zucker, M.
Originator: Boudreau, C.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Sediment Transport on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: Joint Federal Interagency Conference
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/7/2011 This paper is from the Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Conference June 27 - July 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. The Joint Conference included the 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and the 4th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference.
Online_Linkage:
<http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sedtrans_csable/index.html>
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Guy, H.P.
Publication_Date: 1969
Title:
Laboratory theory and methods for sediment analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 5, chap. C1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: USGS
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Shreve, E.A., and Downs, A.C.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Quality-Assurance Plan for the Analysis of Fluvial Sediment by the U.S. Geological Survey Kentucky Water Science Center Sediment Laboratory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1230
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: USGS
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Discharge Computation: The index velocity method was used to compute continuous discharge from a relation developed between the index velocities, measured by the ADVM, and the mean channel velocities. The mean channel velocities were determined from discharges measured over a range of tidal flows and water levels. Simple linear regression was used to develop the relation between the index velocity and the mean channel velocity. The index velocity method is discussed in more detail in Hittle and others (2001), Morlock and others (2002), and Ruhl and others (2005).
Process_Date: Unknown

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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Time datum reliability code
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The time datum reliability code is used to describe how well the time datum is known.
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Attribute_Label: Sample medium code
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Water unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 DEG C Electrical conductance is a measure of the capacity of a substance to conduct an electrical current. The specific electrical conductance (conductivity) of water is a function of the types and quantities of dissolved substances it contains, normalized to a unit length and unit cross section at a specified temperature.
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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
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Attribute_Label: Suspnd. sedimnt sieve diamtr percent <0.0625 (63680)
Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
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Attribute_Units_of_Measure: mg/L
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Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
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Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Surface-water: Field measurements
Entity_Type_Definition: Surface water measurements
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: National Water Information System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Date
Attribute_Definition: Date sample was taken
Attribute_Definition_Source: National Water Information System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: YYYY-MM-DD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Year-Month-Day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: National Water Information System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Meas. Number
Attribute_Definition: Measurement number
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: National Water Information System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Time
Attribute_Definition: Time sample was collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HH:MM:SS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Hour:Minutes:Seconds
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Time datum
Attribute_Definition: Time Zone
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EDT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eastern Standard Time
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Measurement used?
Attribute_Definition: Indicates if the discharge measurement is marked used.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Yes, No, Blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Yes=measurement used; No=measurement not used; blank=unknown or data not available
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Who
Attribute_Definition: Individual(s) who conducted the measurement
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CB AA, CB/CDL, MZ/SH, AA/SH, JW/MZ, cb/jw/ca, cb/sh, sh/cb/sp,
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Initials
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Measuring Agency
Attribute_Definition: Agency responsible for measuring the sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: USGS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Stream flow (ft3/s)
Attribute_Definition: Stream flow in cubic feet per second
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Stream flow in cubic feet per second
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Gage height (ft)
Attribute_Definition: Gage height in feet
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -5.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 10.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: feet
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rating No.
Attribute_Definition: Rating Number
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0001, 0002
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
These are statistic codes representing the daily minimum and maximum values published on NWIS.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % Diff
Attribute_Definition:
The percent difference between the measurement and the rating with the shift applied
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -100
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Meas. Duration (hr)
Attribute_Definition: Duration of measurement in hours
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: hours
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Meas. Rated
Attribute_Definition:
The code identifying a stream discharge measurement quality qualifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: POOR, FAIR, GOOD, EXCL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Code Description:: Excellent: The data is within 2% (percent) of the actual flow ; Good: The data is within 5% (percent) of the actual flow ; Fair: The data is within 8% (percent) of the actual flow; Poor: The data are >8% (percent) of the actual flow
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Flow Adjust. Code
Attribute_Definition:
The flow adjustment code describes how the sum of the channel discharges was adjusted to get the measurement discharge.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NWIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UNSP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unspecified
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NWIS

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111026
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 500 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999

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