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1986

PUB. NO.: SJ86-1

By: D. Rao, W. Osburn, and R. Marella

Title:
Annual report of hydrologic conditions: 1984 water year

This report provides information on hydrologic conditions in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the specified period. The first section deals with the status of the resource; the second section (appendices) contains rainfall statistics.

PUB. NO.: SJ86-2

By: D. Rao

Title:
Magnitude and frequency of flood discharges in northeast Florida

This report presents data on past floods and the highest flood elevation recorded for 68 locations that have five or more years of streamflow records.

PUB. NO.: SJ86-3

By: D. Rao and D. Clapp

Title:
Rainfall analysis for northeast Florida: Part 1: 24-hour to 10-day maximum rainfall data

This report is the first in a series of six, with each report directed at a specific hydrologic/engineering study goal. The project objectives include collection and detailed analyses of rainfall data and production of a series of reports. Of the 49 tables, 46 present maximum rainfall data.

PUB. NO.: SJ86-4

By: A. Jenab, D. Rao, and D. Clapp

Title:
Rainfall analysis for Northeast Florida: Part II: Summary of monthly and annual rainfall data

This report is superseded by Special Publication SJ97-SP22.

This report, second in a series, continues the project "Rainfall Analysis for Northeast Florida." Of the 46 tables, 43 present monthly and annual rainfall data.

PUB. NO.: SJ86-5

By: R. Marella

Title:
Annual water use survey: 1985

This report describes the nature of annual water use in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the year 1985. Seven categories of water use are detailed.

1985

PUB. NO.: SJ85-1

By: Geotrans, Inc., D. Skipp, editor

Title:
Saltwater intrusion in Volusia County, Florida, due to groundwater withdrawals: Technical summary

This study tackles the problems of saltwater intrusion combined with increased water demand throughout the county using a three-dimensional computer model to aid in a regional management approach to the county's water development.

PUB. NO.: SJ85-2

By: J. Steward

Title:
An environmental evaluation of water reuse in the St. Johns River Water Management District

This evaluative study reviews environmental factors and considerations associated with direct nonpotable reuse via land application of domestic wastewater in the St. Johns River Water Management District, for the period current to the report.

PUB. NO.: SJ85-3

By: D. Rao

Title:
The mean annual 10-year, 25-year, and 100-year flood profiles for the Upper St. Johns River Basin under the existing conditions

Synthetic streamflow data were generated for the period 1949-83 by a continuous hydrologic simulation model, and flood flow frequency analyses were conducted on the annual peak flow data. The mean annual 10-year, 25-year, and 100-year flood profiles were computed for the St. Johns River at its headwaters near the Florida Turnpike/State Road 46.

PUB. NO.: SJ85-4

By: W. Ingram

Title:
Burrell Dam safety evaluation

This study addresses the hydrologic and hydraulic adequacy of Burrell Dam.

PUB. NO.: SJ85-5

By: T. Suphunvorranop

Title:
A guide to SCS runoff procedures

This report contains discussions of the SCS runoff procedures; four methods of estimating runoff curve numbers, the time of concentration, and a peak rate factor for different hydrologic conditions; a method of constructing a triangular unit hydrograph for a peak rate factor; and example problems illustrating the effects of methods used.

PUB. NO.: SJ85-6

By: D. Toth

Title:
Test drilling report for observation wells at Sebastian Inlet State Park, Brevard County, Florida

As part of the hydrological data collection program, a well was drilled at Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area for the purpose of monitoring the upper two potable zones of the Sebastian freshwater lens. This report gives the geological and water quality data collected during well construction.

PUB. NO.: SJ85-7

By: R. Marella

This report describes the nature of annual water use in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the year 1984. Seven categories of water use are detailed.

PUB. NO.: SJ85-8

By: H.A. Wilkening III

Title:
Application of Landsat data in District water resources investigations and management

The report demonstrates the benefits of using the data for historical archiving and for mapping of surface waters and wetlands.

1984

PUB. NO.: SJ84-1

By: D. Rao, W. Osburn, and R. Marella

Title:
Annual report of hydrologic conditions: 1982 water year (formerly information circular 9)

This report provides information on hydrologic conditions in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the specified period.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-2

By: R. Marella

Title:
Part 1: Annual water use survey: 1982 (formerly technical report 27)
Part 2: Map series (formerly map series 83-2) [Not included in download at right.]

This report describes the nature of annual water use in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the year 1982. Six categories of water use are detailed.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-5

By: R. Marella

Title:
Annual water use survey: 1983

This report describes the nature of annual water use in the St. Johns River Water Management District for 1983. Six categories of water use are detailed.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-6

By: K. Rohrer

Title:
Hydrologic reconnaissance of Marion County

This report provides water resources information needed for water management decisions by state and local government agencies. An investigation of the water resources in Marion County was conducted from June to October of 1981 in order to delineate special problems and to set objectives for future research. Data from long-term records of precipitation, evaporation, stream discharge, lake stages, and groundwater levels were evaluated.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-7

By: D. Rao, W. Osburn, and R. Marella

Title:
Annual report of hydrologic conditions: 1983 water year

This report provides information on hydrologic conditions in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the specified period.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-8

By: J. Steward

Title:
Water quality of the southern reach of the middle St. Johns River: A focus on the drought of 1980 through 1981

Due to a drought in 1980-81, the seasonal pattern of stage levels for the southern reach of the middle St. Johns River differed from the 30-year norm. Annual mean concentrations of several chemical constituents in the river doubled and, in some cases, tripled. Analyses of water quality data collected by governmental agencies form the basis for this report. Interpretive efforts were concentrated on data collected from 1976 through February 1982.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-9

By: T. Suphunvorranop and D. Clapp

Title:
Howell Branch basin surface water management study, Phase I: Technical data

Phase 1 of this study deals with (1) the determination of flood elevations and the delineation of floodplain areas under existing land use conditions and assumed future development for the 10-, 25-, and 100-year design storms and (2) the determination of the effect of a change in the crest elevation of Lake Maitland weir on flood elevations upstream and downstream of the weir. Phase 2 consists of the development of a basin water management plan to reduce potential flooding and to protect the water resources of the basin. Volume I of this report contains results obtained from the Phase 1 study, and Volume II consists of an appendix of equations and an appendix of discharge and stage hydrographs.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-10

By: D. Clapp and H. Wilkening

Title:
Interbasin diversion in the Upper St. Johns River Basin

This report is the culmination of several years of ongoing data collection efforts necessary to improve the existing database in order to meet the objective of quantifying diversion flows. The report includes a basinwide inventory of interbasin canals, with detailed descriptions and drainage basins, and a summary of the flow data that have been collected.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-11

By: T. Suphunvorranop and D. Clapp

Title:
A preliminary study of runoff hydrographs and pollutant concentrations for Turkey Creek basin

This report is concerned with urbanization and population growth in the Turkey Creek basin and the effects on water quality. The objectives of this study were (1) the determination of total runoff hydrographs and pollutant "loadings" for selected pollutants under existing land use conditions and future development and (2) the determination of the effects of urbanization on total runoff hydrographs and pollutant concentrations.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-14

By: R. Marella

Title:
Groundwater withdrawals from the Floridan aquifer in Clay and portions of Bradford counties: 1983–1984

This report details the amount and locations of groundwater withdrawals in Clay County and a small portion of Bradford County.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-15

By: E. Lowe, C. Fall, L. Gerry, G. Hall, and J. Brooks

Title:
U.S. EPA Clean Lakes Program, phase I: Diagnostic study of the Upper St. Johns River chain of lakes

Volume 1, the diagnostic study, reports the results and conclusions of ecological studies of the upper St. Johns River chain of lakes in four major areas: general water quality, agricultural pumpage water quality, the rate and nature of lake sedimentation, and the relationship between floodplain vegetation and hydrology. The results of the diagnostic study were used to develop restoration goals. These goals, and feasible means of attaining them, are the subject of Volume 2, the feasibility study.

PUB. NO.: SJ84-16

By: R. Johnson

Title:
Stratigraphic analysis of geophysical logs from water wells in peninsular Florida

This report was prepared as an aid to geologists, hydrologists, and engineers, specifically with regard to natural gamma ray and electric logs as they can be applied to stratigraphic identification and correlation. The information summarized herein is from the logging of 938 wells located in 32 counties.

1983

PUB. NO.: SJ83-1

By: C. Fall

Title:
Water quality monitoring annual report (formerly technical report 17)

The St. Johns River Water Management District has focused much of its attention on the Upper St. Johns River Basin in an effort to solve its problems with water quantity and quality. This report presents the results from the first two years of data collection.

PUB. NO.: SJ83-2

By: R. Marella and B. Ford

Title:
St. Johns River Water Management District current population and projections: 1980 (formerly information circular 8)

The purpose of this report is to provide information concerning the population of the St. Johns River Water Management District for the past, present, and future. Population estimates are shown for all counties and surface water basins.

PUB. NO.: SJ83-3

By: D. Clapp and H. Wilkening

Title:
A study of crown flood irrigation methods (formerly technical report 16)

The crown flood irrigation method is used for citrus production. This study was initiated with the purpose of monitoring the irrigation operations of a crown flood grove over two growing seasons and documenting the actual water use.

PUB. NO.: SJ83-4

By: G. Hall

Title:
The role of fire on land-use management (formerly technical report 18)

A review of fire ecology literature is presented, specifically addressing the environmental impacts of fire and the application of prescribed burning as a land management practice. Guidelines for the application of the prescribed fire to pertinent vegetation and/or fuel types are summarized.

PUB. NO.: SJ83-5

By: L. Gerry

Title:
Econlockhatchee River system: Level I report (formerly technical report 22)

This report summarizes the available data pertaining to the Econlockhatchee River and describes its biological and chemical status prior to the operation of the Iron Bridge sewage treatment plant. Existing as well as potential problems are discussed.

PUB. NO.: SJ83-6

By: W. Ingram

Title:
Part 1: Hydrologic and engineering study for extreme drawdown of Lake Griffin (formerly technical report 20); Part 2: Executive Summary

This reports evaluates the hydrologic and engineering aspects of an extreme drawdown of Lake Griffin. The study investigates the economic and technical feasibility and impacts of drawing down Lake Griffin to improve the sportfish habitat.

PUB. NO.: SJ83-7

By: R. Marella

Title:
Map series: groundwater withdrawals from the Floridan aquifer in Duval County: 1980 (formerly map series 83-1)

In 1980, the U.S. Geological Survey and the St. Johns River Water Management District participated in a cooperative study to determine the amount of groundwater withdrawn in the greater metropolitan Jacksonville area. One of the major purposes of this report was to locate withdrawals of water from the Floridan aquifer in Duval County. This report is basically a map with a sidebar of text.

PUB. NO.: SJ83-8

By: E. Lowe

Title:
Distribution and structure of floodplain plant communities in the upper basin of the St. Johns River, Florida

This study provides quantitative information regarding the condition of the floodplain vegetation adjacent to the southernmost lake of the St. Johns River’s upper basin, Blue Cypress Lake. Additionally, the study was designed to elucidate the relationship between the spatial distribution of plant species and hydrology.

PUB. NO.: SJ83-9

By: R. Marella

Title:
Annual water use survey: 1981 (formerly technical report 25)

This report describes the nature of annual water use in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the year 1981. Six categories of water use are detailed.

1982

PUB. NO.: SJ82-1

By: D. Rao

Title:
Frequencies of high and low stages for principal lakes in the St. Johns River Water Management District (formerly technical report 12)

This publication provides fundamental information necessary for the establishment of minimum levels in lakes but does not establish those levels. The document includes 69 tables of data.

PUB. NO.: SJ82-2

By: C. Griggs

Title:
Vegetation community structure of the proposed Jane Green Detention Area (formerly technical report 13)

Vegetation potentially subject to a water regulation schedule in the Jane Green Detention Area was analyzed to establish baseline conditions. There are four appendices of data.

PUB. NO.: SJ82-3

By: P. Leary

Title:
Investigation of fern water use in southeast Putnam County, Florida (formerly technical memorandum 5)

This one-year water use investigation was conducted to determine the actual water use of a typical fernery. Previously, only estimates of irrigation requirements of ferns were available. This study was intended to refine those estimates and to determine the magnitude of withdrawals during freeze protection periods.

PUB. NO.: SJ82-4

By: C. Tai and T. Suphunvorranop

Title:
Upper St. Johns hydrologic model users manual (formerly technical report 15)

This model was developed for surface water management studies of the Upper St. Johns River Basin. Four-fifths of the document consists of appendices.

PUB. NO.: SJ82-5

By: R. Marella

Title:
Annual water use survey: 1980 (formerly technical report 14)

This report summarizes the revised water use figures for the St. Johns River Water Management District in 1980. This report is to revise and update the 1980 water use figures so that the techniques and methodology used in 1980 will be consistent with those used in 1985. Seven categories of water use are detailed.

PUB. NO.: SJ82-6

By: D. Munch, D. Rao, A. Aikens, and R. Marella

Title:
Annual report of hydrologic conditions: 1981 water year (formerly information circular 7)

This report provides information on hydrologic conditions in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the specified period.

1981

PUB. NO.: SJ81-1

By: R. Johnson

Title:
Structural geologic features and their relationship to salt water intrusion in west Volusia, north Seminole and northeast Lake counties (formerly technical report 9)

Subsurface stratigraphic correlation utilizing geophysical logs, cores, and lithologic printouts were used to investigate the geologic structure in the study area, with special emphasis being placed on location of faults.

PUB. NO.: SJ81-2

By: K. Lewis, R. Marella, and R. Carriker

Title:
Analysis of residential demand of water in the St. Johns River Water Management District (formerly technical report 11)

This analysis is based on monthly cross-section data from 986 residential households in selected communities within the multi-county St. Johns River Water Management District in northeast Florida.

PUB. NO.: SJ81-3

By: R. Marella

Title:
Annual water use survey: 1979 (formerly technical report 10)

This report describes the nature of annual water use in the St. Johns River Water Management District for 1979. Eight categories are detailed. Data are presented at the districtwide and county levels.

PUB. NO.: SJ81-4

By: D. Munch, D. Rao, A. Aikens, and R. Marella

Title:
Annual report of hydrologic conditions: 1980 (formerly information circular 6)

This report provides information on hydrologic conditions in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the specified period.

1980

PUB. NO.: SJ80-1

By: G. Szell

Title:
Salt water intrusion in coastal aquifers: A bibliography (formerly information circular 4)

This report consists of a bibliography of publications related to planning and management activities in coastal areas.

PUB. NO.: SJ80-2

By: D. Munch, F. Fenzel, and D. Rao

Title:
Annual report of hydrologic conditions and water resources activities: 1979 water year (formerly information circular 5)

This report provides information on hydrologic conditions in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the specified period.

PUB. NO.: SJ80-3

By: F. Ross and D. Munch

Title:
Hydrologic investigation of the potentiometric high centered about the Crescent City Ridge, Putnam County, Florida (formerly technical report 5)

This report, for 1978, identifies the major use of groundwater in the area and reports on water quality sampling.

PUB. NO.: SJ80-4

By: J. Frazee and D. McClaugherty

Title:
Investigation of groundwater resources and salt water intrusion in the coastal areas of northeast Florida (formerly technical report 3)

This report includes a determination of aquifer characteristics of the three systems in the study area, an estimation of available potable water resources in the Floridan aquifer, and a proposal of five “areas of vital concern.”

PUB. NO.: SJ80-5

By: E. Scott

Title:
Annual water use survey: 1978 (formerly technical report 6a)

This report describes the nature of annual water use in the St. Johns River Water Management District for 1978. Six categories of water use are detailed. Data are presented at the districtwide, basin, and county levels.

PUB. NO.: SJ80-6

By: C. Griggs and D. Girardin

Title:
Development of environmental constraints for the proposed Jane Green Detention areas (formerly technical report 7)

This report describes the water management schedule designed for a proposed upland detention area in the Upper St. Johns River Basin which would allow maximum flood control benefits while protecting the forested riparian ecosystem.

PUB. NO.: SJ80-7

By: F. Ross

Title:
Results of test drilling and materials investigation of borrow areas (formerly technical memorandum 4)

This report supplies data from exploration in the Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area to determine potential sources of shell material for use in road maintenance and levee construction.

PUB. NO.: SJ80-8

By: D. Rao

Title:
Log Pearson type 3 distributions: Table of quantiles (formerly technical memorandum 3)

Log Pearson (LP) type 3 distribution is extensively used in hydrologic frequency analysis. This study details methods of fitting LP distribution to hydrologic data, including Bobee's method and methods developed by the author.

PUB. NO.: SJ80-9

By: F. Ross

Title:
Effects on the Floridan aquifer of groundwater withdrawals for fernery freeze protection, southeast Putnam County, Florida (formerly technical report 8)

This study used drawdown and chemical data collected from wells at two ferneries in southeastern Putnam County, Florida, during the winter of 1979-80 to determine effects of freeze irrigation on the Florida aquifer.

1979

PUB. NO.: SJ79-1

By: A. Canepa, F. Fenzel, and D. Rao

Title:
Annual report of hydrologic conditions and water resources activities: 1978 water year (formerly information circular 3)

This report provides information on hydrologic conditions in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the specified period.

PUB. NO.: SJ79-2

By: R. Johnson

Title:
Geology of the Ocklawaha Basin (formerly technical report 1)

Electric normal resistivity curves, natural gamma ray logs, and drillers’ logs from 50 wells were used to investigate the geology of the Ocklawaha Basin, Florida.

PUB. NO.: SJ79-3

By: D. Munch

Title:
Test drilling report on northeast Volusia County (formerly technical memorandum 1)

The St. Johns River Water Management District entered into a cooperative agreement to test drill and construct five observation wells for U.S. Geological Survey in the vicinity of Pierson, Florida, for the purpose of assessing the hydrologic impact of large withdrawals of groundwater used for the protection of ornamental ferns during below-freezing temperatures.

PUB. NO.: SJ79-4

By: D. Munch, B. Ripy, and R. Johnson

Title:
Part 1: Saline contamination of the limestone aquifer by connate intrusion in agricultural areas of St. Johns, Putnam, and Flagler counties, northeast Florida (formerly technical report 2); Part 2: Supplement data (formerly technical memorandum 2)

In this investigation, irrigation wells were measured for water level and sampled for water quality. A water use inventory of the intensive agricultural area was conducted, and irrigation pumps were rated according to discharge and electrical consumption capabilities. Monthly records of electrical consumption were used to determine amounts of groundwater withdrawals in the three counties.

PUB. NO.: SJ79-5

By: D. Yobbi and G. Chappell

Title:
Summary of hydrology of the Upper Etonia Creek basin (formerly technical report 4)

Because of the importance of recharge areas to water resources of the St. Johns River Water Management District, a study of the hydrology of the Upper Etonia Creek area was undertaken. The period of data collection for this study was July 1975 — December 1976.

PUB. NO.: SJ79-6

By: C. Tai and D. Rao

Title:
Upper Ocklawaha River Basin water management study, Part 1: Lake Griffin region study (formerly technical report 6)

This report is part of a comprehensive surface water management study for the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin. The purpose of the study was to investigate with mathematical models the response of the lake levels to various storm events and water management alternatives. The Lake Griffin region was the first of four regions of this basin to be studied.

1978

PUB. NO.: SJ78-1

By: A. Canepa, D. Rao, and D. Yobbi

Title:
Annual report of hydrologic conditions and water resources activities: 1977 water year (formerly information circular 1)

This report provides information on hydrologic conditions in the St. Johns River Water Management District for the specified period.

PUB. NO.: SJ78-2

By: D. Munch

Title:
Improvement of water quality through a cooperative well plugging program (formerly information circular 2)

This report gives a history, and the purpose, of the cost-sharing program for plugging artesian wells.

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