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Research Plan for Marine Turtle Fibropapilloma

Description: The following report is the results of a workshop held to determine the cause of fibropapilloma (lobulated tumors), thereby ultimately leading to solutions and effective strategies for containment. The urgent need to solve this problem arises from the unanimous belief among the workshop participants that this disease will continue to affect populations of turtles locally and worldwide, adding further to their survival difficulties. The workshop was held in December of 1990 and the research behind the workshop results from about 10 years of observing the species.
Date: March 1991
Creator: Balazs, George H. & Pooley, Samuel G.

Pliocene Fossils From Limestone in Southern Florida

Description: Abstract: This paper describes the mollusks and echinoids found in limestone dredged from ditches along the Tamiami Trail in southern Florida, in the area mapped as "Lostmans River limestone (Quaternary)" by Sanford but included in the Pliocene Caloosahatchee formation by Cooke and Mossom on the evidence of these fossils as identified by Mansfield. The matrix of the fossils is unlike the typical Caloosahatchee formation, which is sandy, but the fauna is closely related to that of the upper part of the Caloosahatchee formation and is regarded as a facies of the Caloosahatchee. The fauna shows considerable resemblance to that of the Imperial formation of California but may not be contemporaneous with it.
Date: 1931
Creator: Mansfield, Wendell C.

Uranium in the Southern United States

Description: From introduction: In this study on raw material sources of uranium the Southern Interstate Nuclear Board has catalogued all known occurrences of uranium and some references to thorium in a 17-state area (P1. 1). These occurrences have been evaluated as potential sources of uranium by the State Geological Surveys and the consultant group of SINB. Favorability guides have been applied to the known occurrences and recommendations have been made for future action by the states involved, federal agencies, or by industry. State recommendations are included in state-by-state summaries. The state reports were written either by personnel of the State Geological Surveys or were abstracted from State geological survey data by members of the consultant group...The purpose of this study was to compile information on and systematically assess uranium and other radioactive occurrences in the region. The SINB undertook the project because of its statutory, interstate capability as an extension of government in each of the 17 states, an arrangement that lends itself effectively to this cooperative undertaking.
Date: November 1970
Creator: Southern Interstate Nuclear Board

Drainage Basins in Duval County, Florida

Description: "Duval County in northeastern Florida and adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean contains approximately 840 square miles of which approximately 80 square miles are covered by water. The county is drained by three major rivers, the St. Johns, Nassau, and St. Marys. In addition, the coastal areas are drained by numerous small streams that empty into the Intracoastal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean."
Date: 1983
Creator: Stone, Roy B. & Largen, Joseph B.

Origins and Distribution of Saline Ground Waters in the Floridian Aquifer in Coastal Southwest Florida

Description: From introduction: Recognizing the need for comprehensive information about these waters of variable quality, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, investigated their character and distribution in the Mansota and lower Peace Basins (fig. 1). This report presents the results of the study. Principal objectives were to: (1) develop a better understanding of areal water-quality variations, and (2) relate the information developed to the extant concepts of the areal geohydrologic system.
Date: 1982
Creator: Steinkampf, W. C.

A Preliminary Appraisal of Sediment Sources and Transport in Kings Bay and Vicinity, Georgia and Florida

Description: From introduction: This report reviews descriptive background information of the Kings Bay area and presents data on currents, salinity, temperature, turbidity, suspended sediment, phytoplankton, and on the chemical and physical characteristics of bottom sediments. Water, salt, and suspended-sediment discharges are computed for consecutive ebbtides and floodtides that occurred during the November investigation.
Date: 1983
Creator: McConnell, James B.; Radtke, Dean B.; Hale, Timothy W. & Buell, Gary R.

The Effect of the Faka Union Canal System on Water Levels in the Fakahatchee Strand, Collier County, Florida

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of the investigation was to make a preliminary evaluation of the effects of the Faka Union Canal system on water levels in the Fakahatchee Strand. The evaluation includes more of a data collected specifically for the report as well as other data.
Date: September 1977
Creator: Swayze, L. J. & McPherson, B. F.

Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Precipitation at selected Sites in Florida

Description: From abstract: This report critically reviews historical precipitation data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and concludes that the while the data "may reflect local atmospheric quality conditions they likely do not define baseline conditions from a regional perspective." It contains maps, graphs, and tables.
Date: September 1980
Creator: Irwin, G. A. & Kirkland, R. T.

Chemical and Hydrologic Assessment of the Caloosahatchee River Basin, Lake Okeechobee to Franklin Lock, Florida

Description: From purpose and scope: The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Lee County, conducted an investigation of the river in 1976-79. This investigation was planned to provide a broader base if information than heretofore available on the freshwater resources of the Caloosahatchee River basin, and in particular to provide information on water-quality conditions with emphasis on nutrients and algal growth. In addition to data collected during 1976-79, some earlier data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey were included to evaluate annual variation and trends.
Date: 1983
Creator: La Rose, Henry R. & McPherson, Benjamin F.

Subsurface Storage of Freshwater in South Florida: A Prospectus

Description: From purpose and scope: This prospectus report presents no original investigative results, but relies upon those of studies documented separately for the preparation of synopses of diverse topics related to cyclic injection and recovery of freshwater in that part of south Florida underlain by saline artesian aquifers. The report is intended to aid the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other water managers by addressing fundamental issues...
Date: 1983
Creator: Merritt, Michael L.; Meyer, Frederick W.; Sonntag, Wayne H. & Fitzpatrick, Daniel J.

Water-Resources Setting, Martin County, Florida

Description: From introduction: This report describes some basic principles of hydrology as they apply to Martin County. The major land features of the county are described first, then the hydrologic cycle and the county's surface-water and ground-water resource. Specific problems associated with population growth and the county's development, such as saltwater intrusion and water use, are sited and sections have been included in the report to deal with these problems.
Date: February 1978
Creator: Miller, Adam R.

Proposed Cross-Florida Barge Canal: Water Quality Aspects with a Section on Waste-Assimilative Capacity

Description: Abstract: The route of the partly completed Cross-Florida Barge Canal follows the St. Johns, Oklawaha and Withlacoochee Rivers. If the canal is ┬Ěcompleted, the Summit Reach, connecting the Oklawaha and Withlacoochee Rivers will be excavated into the Floridan aquifer. Large springs that discharge from this limestone and dolomite aquifer flow to the Oklawaha and Withlacoochee Rivers.
Date: February 1976
Creator: Merritt, M. L.

Municipal Solid-Waste Disposal and Ground-Water Quality in a Coastal Environment, West-Central Florida

Description: From introduction: This report explains how landfills can affect ground-water resources in a coastal environment. The report defines solid waste and briefly describes the four common methods for its disposal. The landfill method used in coastal west-central Florida is described in detail. It also presents hydrologic and geologic factors to be considered when locating landfills in a coastal environment and describes how to plan a water-quality monitoring program at a landfill site. Examples from other studies of the impact of landfills on ground water in coastal areas of west-central Florida are included.
Date: 1983
Creator: Fernandez, Mario, Jr.

Water Resources of the Santa Fe River Basin, Florida

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of this report is to present an analysis of the stream-aquifer system of the Santa Fe River basin, including the quantity and quality of water available from each source and their interrelation. Much information is available in previously published reports, but the basin has not been previously evaluated as a hydrologic unit.
Date: 1983
Creator: Hunn, James D. & Slack, Larry J.

Inland Travel of Tide-Driven Saline Water in the Altamaha and Satilla Rivers, Georgia, and the St. Mary's River, Georgia-Florida

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the distance the tide-driven saline water from the ocean traveled upstream and to define the specific-conductance and chloronity gradients in the lower reaches of the Altamaha, Satilla, and St. Marys Rivers during the high spring tide and low-flow event.
Date: 1983
Creator: Brooks, Myron H. & McConnell, James B.

Quality-Assurance Data for Routine Water Analysis in the Laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey: 1981 Annual Report

Description: Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a quality-assurance program based on the analysis of reference samples for its two water-analysis laboratories located in Atlanta, Georgia, and Denver, Colorado. Reference samples containing inorganic constituents are prepared at the U.S. Geological Survey's Ocala, Florida office and disguised as routine samples, and sent daily to each laboratory through other U.S. Geological Survey offices. The results are permanently stored in the National Water Data Storage and Retrieval System (WATSTORE), the U.S. Geological Survey's data base for all water data. These data are analyzed statistically for precision and bias. The results of these statistical analyses are presented for data collected during the 1981 calendar year. In addition, one sample containing known concentrations chlorophyll a were analyzed in both laboratories, and these results also are presented.
Date: 1983
Creator: Peart, Dale B. & Thomas, Nancy

Effects of Land Use on Surface-Water Quality in the East Everglades, Dade County, Florida

Description: From purpose and scope: Concern by officials of both Everglades National Park and Dade County about the effects of development of land in the East Everglades for various uses created the need for additional information on the hydrology of this wetland. The hydrology of wetlands is also a major thrust of the U.S. Geological Survey. Because of this mutual interest, the U.S. Geological Survey and Dade County have cooperated in a study of one element of wetland hydrology--the effects that certain land uses have on the surface-water quality (Metropolitan Dade County Planning Department, 1978, p. 49-52).
Date: September 1981
Creator: Waller, Bradley G.

Borehole Data-Collection Methods Applicable for the Regional Observation and Monitor Well Program, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Description: From introduction: This report presents some borehole data-collection methods that can be used during the drilling of ROMP or other wells where data collection is a prime objective. Hydraulic, water-quality, and geophysical data-collection methods applicable to the hydrogeology of west-central Florida are emphasized.
Date: September 1981
Creator: Hickey, John J.