Hydrologic conditions in Florida during Water Year 2008

Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5115
Prepared as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Water Program and the National Streamflow Information Program
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Record-high and record-low hydrologic conditions occurred during water year 2008 (October 1, 2007-September 30, 2008). Record-low levels were caused by a continuation of the 2007 water year drought conditions into the 2008 water year and persisting until summer rainfall. The gage at the Santa Fe River near Fort White site recorded record-low monthly mean discharges in October and November 2007. The previous records for this site were set in 1956 and 2002, respectively. Record-high conditions in northeast and northwest Florida were caused by the rainfall and runoff associated with Tropical Storm Fay. For example, St. Mary's River near Macclenny recorded a new record-high monthly mean discharge in August 2008. The previous record for this site was set in 1945. Lake Okeechobee in south Florida reached new minimum monthly mean lake levels since monitoring began in 1912 from October to March during the 2008 water year. Some wells throughout northwest and south Florida registered period-of-record lowest daily maximum water levels.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hydrologic conditions in Florida during Water Year 2008
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2010-5115
DOI 10.3133/sir20105115
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Year Published 2010
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description viii, 52 p.
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