Summary of hydrologic data for Tampa Bypass Canal, July 1974 to September 1976

Open-File Report 79-1297



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The Tampa Bypass Canal is part of a flood-control project east of the city of Tampa, Fla., under construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It will divert floodwater from the Hillsborough River at points upstream from Tampa through a canal system to McKay Bay. The U. S. Geological Survey began a hydrologic data program in 1974 to provide data needed to identify existing hydrologic conditions and to evaluate the effects of canal construction. A network of surface-water and ground-water sites was designed to monitor changes in nutrients, trace metals, inorganic constituents, pesticides, and benthic invertebrates along the canal system; to monitor changes in trace elements, common constituents, nitrates, specific conductance, and chlorides in the Floridan aquifer; and to monitor changes in the potentiometric surface of the Floridan aquifer. In 1974-75, the monitoring program consisted of drilling 12 monitor wells and initiation of the surface-water sampling program. In 1976, the program consisted of drilling 5 additional wells, continuation of the surface-water sampling, initiation of ground-water sampling program, and monitoring of discharge from springs. Water-quality data for 9 surface-water sites in the basin were collected at each of the control structure sites, in the tidal portion of the canal, and at each of the major tributaries to the canal system. (Kosco-USGS)

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Summary of hydrologic data for Tampa Bypass Canal, July 1974 to September 1976
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iv, 78 p. :maps, graphs ;27 cm.