Originator: Mark Hansen
Single-Beam Bathymetry Sounding Data of Shark River and Trout Creek, Florida (2004) in XYZ file format
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Archive of Bathymetry Data Collected in South Florida from 1995 to 2015
Issue_Identification: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series-1031
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
During the past century, river and tidal creeks through the coastal wetlands of the Everglades have filled with sediment and vegetation of surrounding landscapes to the point that many have greatly diminished or disappeared entirely. Restoration plans are under consideration to redirect additional freshwater inflow from the Everglades to open and sustain these waterways to a level that closely resembles historic patterns. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has developed hydrodynamic numerical models to help define the restoration plan and oversees monitoring to assess restoration impacts.
This report serves as an archive of processed single-beam bathymetry data that were collected in Shark River and Trout Creek, Florida in 2004. Geographic information system data products include XYZ data. Additional files include formal Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata.
This project had two primary objectives. The first was to establish mapping protocols which will provide accurate, consistent information about various channels and changes in channels through time that can be used in Everglades process modeling and restoration impact monitoring. The second was to evaluate and analyze accurate and cost-effective survey methods for determining channel surface area, and cross-section morphology using boat based and airborne remote sensing techniques. Shark River and Trout Creek in (Florida Bay) were selected as the study locations for the project. This project supports two primary restoration objectives: hydrodynamic modeling and monitoring. Hydrodynamic models will be used to simulate river and tidal creek levels, flows and salinities to guide these restoration efforts. These hydrodynamic models require high-resolution boundary conditions to produce accurate results. Monitoring changes in coastal channel and creek systems is necessary because of uncertainty regarding the flow volumes necessary to sustain them.
Data assumed to be constant over time but may change due to geologic processes.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: circulation model
Theme_Keyword: sediment dynamics
Theme_Keyword: System for Accurate Nearshore Depth Surveying
Theme_Keyword: single beam
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: sea floor
Theme_Keyword: water depth
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Department of Commerce, 2001, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of
Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions,
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington,
D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
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, D. C., NIST
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: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Shark River
Place_Keyword: Trout Creek
Place_Keyword: Florida Bay
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: Blackwater Sound
The U.S. Geological Survey requests that it be referenced as the originator of this dataset in any future products or research derived from these data.
Use_Constraints: These data should not be used for navigational purposes.
Contact_Person: Mark Hansen
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (727) 502-8000
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) provided funding for the study. The project was conducted as a cooperative study by personnel from the USGS in St. Petersburg, FL, USGS in Woods Hole, MA, and the SFWMD, in Fort Myers, FL. Mark Hansen was the USGS principal investigator. Gina Perry performed a significant portion of bathymetric survey data collection and processing. David Nichols and Chuck Wooley provided critical field data assistance.
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