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The South Florida Environment: A Region Under Stress

Circular 1134

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Abstract

This report provides an overview of the environmental setting in South Florida and serves as review and framework for developing U.S. Geological Survey programs in the region. The report describes the predevelopment and the current (present-day) environmental conditions in South Florida with emphasis on the quantity and quality of water. The geographical area covered is the southern one-half of the State and includes the South Florida National Water-Quality Assessment study area and adjacent coastal waters. This study area covers about 19,500 square miles and is the watershed of the larger regional ecosystem. The regional ecosystem includes the coastal waters between Charlotte Harbor on the Gulf of Mexico and the St. Lucie River on the Atlantic Ocean and the lands that drain into these waters.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The South Florida Environment: A Region Under Stress
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1134
ISBN:
0607871547
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 61 p.