SPRING LOCATIONS IN FLORIDA - 2016

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Debra Harrington, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEAR - Groundwater Management Section, Environmental Consultant
Publication_Date: 20170123
Title: SPRING LOCATIONS IN FLORIDA - 2016
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Other_Citation_Details:
State of Florida
Harrington, D. Springs of Florida 2016 Master List. 2016. Tallahassee, Florida. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Florida Department of Environmental Protection: <http://www.dep.state.fl.us/springs/reports/index.htm> Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Springs Information: https://floridadep.gov/springs
Online_Linkage:
<http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/OTIS/GIS/data/SPRINGS_2016.zip>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains the best available locations of springs that have had some data collection or field activities or were included in publications by various agencies. Currently this collection has 1093 unique spring vents, karst windows and associated sinkholes that are recognized in Florida and are represented in this dataset. This is an update to the springs_fdep_2015 layer.
Purpose:
This layer is intended to be used for statewide mapping purposes and as a reference to the names and locations of spring-related sites where data collection or field visits have taken place. This dataset also updates and revises some information that was in previous springs layers. The purpose of this layer is to combine available information on springs and spring-related waters (vents, karst windows and sinkholes) from many agencies so that it provides the best available location for each spring-related water feature. Users can review the RESOURCE field to get additional information about the station type (e.g. spring vent, spring boil, spring run).
Supplemental_Information:
The primary sources for this dataset were Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Springs Combined Database (GGWIS), springs station inventories maintained by Florida's Water Management Districts, data downloads from GWIS, STORET, USGS, and the Florida Geological Survey's Bulletin 31 and 66 Springs of Florida publications.
DEP has revised the magnitude classification system to report the recent magnitude for individual vents (if available), historic magnitude and combined discharge from DEP spring groups listed in FGS Springs of Florida Bulletin 66.
DEP revised classification system (Harrington et al., 2010) also makes it possible to differentiate between those springs that may stop flowing on an intermittent or those not flowing on a permanent basis. The DEP SPRING MAGNITUDE DEFINITIONS shown below differentiate between those springs that flow intermittently, depending on aquifer levels and recharge (Magnitude = Stop Flowing), and those springs that have ceased flowing for an extended period of time (Magnitude = Never Flowing).

DEP SPRING MAGNITUDE DEFINITIONS:
1st Magnitude - > 100 cubic feet per second (cfs)
2nd Magnitude - >10 - 100 cfs
3rd Magnitude - >1 - 10 cfs
4th Magnitude - >100 gal/min (gallons per minute) - 448 gal/min (1 cfs)
5th Magnitude - >10 to 100 gal/min
6th Magnitude - >1 to 10 gal/min
7th Magnitude - >1 pint to 1 gal/min
8th Magnitude - Equal to or less than 1 pint/min
Not Flowing Magnitude - No longer flowing or has intermittent flow but may recover
Never Flowing Magnitude - No longer flowing at any time on a permanent basis
Unknown - No record of spring discharge available.

DEP Magnitude categories based on Harrington et al., 2010; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20170123
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.429040
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.872251
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.983191
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.492815
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NONE
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Springs Master List
Theme_Keyword: Florida
Theme_Keyword: River Rise
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: geological
Theme_Keyword: Springs
Theme_Keyword: Spring Rise
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Monitoring and Modeling
Theme_Keyword: hydrological
Theme_Keyword: Spring Protection
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Spring Vent
Theme_Keyword: Spring Run
Theme_Keyword: Karst
Theme_Keyword: Water Resources (Inland)
Theme_Keyword: Water
Theme_Keyword: geoscientific.
Theme_Keyword: Groundwater Management
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Make sure you are familiar with this data before using it for projects or analysis. Every effort has been made to supply the user with data documentation. For additional information, see the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. This data is based on interpretation of available information and should not be construed as legally binding. For additional information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. DEP GIS data is provided as a public service. DEP makes every effort to provide accurate and complete data. Metadata is provided for all datasets and no data should be used without first reading and understanding the limitations of the data. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provides NO WARRANTY as to the accuracy of this data or any corresponding attributes or metadata. Data is provided in an as is condition, without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including any assurance that the data is fit for a particular purpose. DEP shall have no liability, in any case, to the use of provided data (including redistribution and reproduction). Full liability, responsibility and consequence relating to the use of provided data rests with the user.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEAR - Groundwater Management Section
Contact_Person: Debra Harrington
Contact_Position: Environmental Consultant
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3555
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32399-2400
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850-245-8232
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Debra.Harrington@dep.state.fl.us
Hours_of_Service: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Data_Set_Credit:
Appreciation goes to Debra Harrington and Jing Wang of the DEP Ground Water Management Section (GWMS) for compiling and maintaining this Springs Masterlist since 2013, and GIS staff of the Office of Watershed Services for compiling and maintaining the dataset and producing the coverage updates. Appreciation also goes to technical resources at Florida’s water management districts, the Florida Geological Survey, the U. S. Geological Survey and local governments for providing and revising data.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Other_Citation_Details:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Springs Information: <http://www.dep.state.fl.us/springs/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the attribute information within the original data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The integrity of the data is as supplied by multiple data providers. An official DEP Spring Name (SPRING_NAME) and numeric identification number (SPRING_KEY) was permanently assigned to assist in providing a generic naming convention to all Florida springs. Where there was more than one spring in the state with a similar name the county was also included in the spring name. There may be times where the station name (STATION_NA) is a local name that can be confusing or does not adhere to the official DEP naming convention.
Completeness_Report:
This dataset contains the best available location for each spring (vents, karst windows and sinkholes) that has had some data collection or field activities in the State of Florida. Currently 1,093 unique spring-related waters are represented in this dataset.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The best available location for each spring was selected based on the following general hierarchy - FGS Bulletin 66, DEP GWIS Ambient Database, WMDs, USGS and then STORET. In some cases the names and/or locations published in FGS Bulletin 66 are revised. All of the springs were projected to the Florida Albers coordinate system used by DEP from the "native" latitude/longitude. The values were also converted to decimal degrees and degrees-minute-seconds if not provided with the original data.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' and its vertical positional accuracy has not been verified by GeoPlan
Quantitative_Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
This data is provided 'as is' and its vertical positional accuracy has not been verified by GeoPlan
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: Unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FDEP
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Spreadsheet named SPRINGS_2016 was submitted from DEAR Ground Water Management Section to DEAR GIS subsection. Data was processed, converted to a shapefile and submitted to OTIS to be published in DataMiner and MapDirect. This layer will replace the Florida Springs 2015 SDE layer in the DataMiner GIS Library and MapDirect.
Process_Date: 20161227
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Data for a new 2016 version of the Springs layer obtained from DEAR and added the same in the GIS library. This 2016 version replaces the 2015 version in the library, MapDirect Lite and the Open Data site.
Process_Date: 20170123
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) OTIS/GIS Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2600 Blair Stone Rd MS 6520
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32399-2400
Country: US
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GIS.Librarian@dep.state.fl.us
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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The GeoPlan Center took the following steps during the QA/QC process: - Downloaded the dataset from FDEP on 8/2/2017 using this link: <http://geodata.dep.state.fl.us/> - Dataset from the FDEP website was originally downloaded in a file geodatabase and in NAD_1983_HARN_Florida_GDL_Albers. - Define Projection tool was used to alter the projection information to conform with FGDL's standardized projection. - DESCRIPT field added based on the SPRING_NAM field. Any records with no data in the SPRING_NAM field had their DESCRIPT field calculated as 'NO DESCRIPT AVAILABLE' - FGDLAQDATE field added based on the date the dataset was downloaded from the source. - The longest record for each field was calculated and field character lengths were shortened to the appropriate shortest length possible. - Uppercased fields and records in the dataset. - Layer name changed from Springs_2016 to springs_fdep_2016.shp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoPlan
Process_Date: 20170822

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983 HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: SPRINGS_FDEP_2016
Entity_Type_Definition: FLORIDA_SPRINGS_2016.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: FDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEST_LOCAT
Attribute_Definition:
DEP generated selection so that there is only one station with the best available location to represent each spring. This has a "Yes" where there has been confirmation of the station and "Conditional" where additional field visits would be helpful. Data providers have sent their entire springs database and the priority for selection was FGS - Bulletin 66, DEP GWIS Database, WMDs, USGS, Other Agencies
Attribute_Definition_Source: DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RESOURCE_
Attribute_Definition:
WATER FEATURE TYPE ASSIGNED FROM STANDARD VALUE LIST (e.g., Spring_vent, Spring_Boil, Spring_Seep, Spring_Drain, Spring_Run, Spring_Rise, Karst_Window, Spring_General, Spring_Conduit, Spring_Conduit_Tubing)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPRING_KEY
Attribute_Definition:
DEP ASSIGNED DURATION NUMBER FOR EACH SPRING INCLUDED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE SPRINGS MASTERLIST
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SURFACE_WA
Attribute_Definition:
Measurable progress in water quality assessment and restoration is characterized by activities inside spatial units such as Watersheds, WBIDs or BMAP areas. This field denotes by an assigned "Yes" or "No" if each spring related water feature in this layer should be included in activity calculations. Examples for not including a feature is where the WATER RESOURCE is a spring sink, spring drain and/or a spring that has little to no flow.
Attribute_Definition_Source: DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPRING_NAM
Attribute_Definition:
DEP ASSIGNED SPRING NAME USING A UNIQUE STATEWIDE NAMING CONVENTION. THIS STATEWIDE NAMING TABLE OFFERS A CONSISTENT METHOD BETWEEN AGENCIES TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY SPRINGS.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_NA
Attribute_Definition:
DATA PROVIDER ASSIGNED STATION NAME THAT CAN BE MORE DESCRIPTIVE THAN SPRING NAME AND DOES NOT HAVE TO ADHERE TO STATEWIDE NAMING CONVENTION.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_AL
Attribute_Definition: ALTERNATE SYNONYMOUS STATION NAMES
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; collected by DEP GWMS and data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QA_STATUS
Attribute_Definition: Quality Assurance Stattus
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALBERS_X
Attribute_Definition:
X VALUE FOR ALBERS EQUAL-AREA CONIC PROJECTION. LOCATIONAL DATA PROVIDED IN THE DEP CUSTOM ALBERS PROJECTION IN THE HPGN DATUM
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; Calculated by DEP GWMS and DEAR GIS staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATA_SOURC
Attribute_Definition:
ORIGINATOR OF THE INFORMATION USED FOR PART OF THE RECORDS IN THIS DATASET.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_CO
Attribute_Definition: ANY HELPFUL COMMENTS ABOUT THE STATION
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_ID
Attribute_Definition: Unique code to identify station by data provider.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; collected by DEP GWMS from data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAGNITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
MAGNITUDE IS THE DISCHARGE CATEGORY BASED ON MORE RECENT FLOW DATA FOR THE INDIVIDUAL SPRING THAT MAY NOT MATCH HISTORIC MAGNITUDE OR GROUP MAGNITUDE. DEP MAGNITUDE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM DETAILED BELOW IS FROM GWMS PUBLICATION 2010 SPRINGS NETWORK MONITORING REPORT (Harrington et al 2010). FLORIDA SPRINGS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND MAGNITUDE CLASS WAS ADOPTED BY FLORIDA SPRINGS NOMENCLATURE COMMITTEE (FSNC 2003, 2005).
MAGNITUDE is based on the more recent years discharge at an individual vent, HIST_MAG is assigned or based on discharge from historic years especially prior to 2001. GROUP_MAG is based on the early years of the Springs Initiative where some springs were grouped together to form1st magnitude groups for funding purposes. The Florida Springs Initiative in 2002 recognized 33 First Magnitude Springs and Spring Groups that included karst windows and river rises. The list of these 1st Magnitude Springs and Spring Groups from 2002 can be found in the table with comments in 1STMAG_GRP. The DEP also published a document in 2002 FIRST MAGNITUDE SPRINGS OF FLORIDA (Open File Report 85) that detailed the 1st Magnitude Springs. There is a reference in the MAG_COMMENT for the 1st Magnitude Springs that were specifically named in this publication. More 1st Magnitude Springs have been added since that time and they are found in the MAGNITUDE field.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWSPS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Not Flowing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Not Flowing - No longer flowing but may recover (may have spring pool)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2nd Magnitude - >10 - 100 cfs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Never Flowing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Never Flowing - No longer flowing at any time (dry spring pool and run)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al. 2010) Category added by GWMS to magnitude categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 7th Magnitude - >1 pint to 1 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1st Magnitude - > 100 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 8th Magnitude - Equal to or less than 1 pint/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 6th Magnitude - >1 to 10 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 3rd Magnitude - >1 - 10 cfs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 5th Magnitude - >10 to 100 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unknown - No record of spring discharge available
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
4th Magnitude - >100 gal/min (gallons per minute) - 448 gal/min (1 cfs)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAMPLE_FRE
Attribute_Definition:
DATA PROVIDER?S MONITORING FREQUENCY FOR THE STATION AT THE TIME OF COMPILING STATION INFORMATION.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS or data provider
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TIDAL
Attribute_Definition:
Notes about whether the station’s water quality, stage or discharge is influenced by tidal fluctuations.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS or data provider.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE_WAT
Attribute_Definition:
SOURCE WATER FOR SPRING DISCHARGE IS DETERMINED BY VARIOUS METHODS SUCH AS DYE TRACE, DIVING INTO THE CONDUITS, OR GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSES. THE SOURCE OF THE WATER AT A SPRING CAN BE FROM GROUND WATER, RIVER WATER, SINKHOLE FLOW, RUNOFF, OR OTHER MEANS AND COMMONLY A COMBINATION. THE WATER THAT EXITS FROM A SPRING IS TREATED AS SURFACE WATER ONCE IT EXITS THE VENT AND WATER QUALITY CRITERIA FOR SURFACE WATER IS APPLIED.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS and data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DMS_LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in Degrees Minute Seconds
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS and data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIRSTMAG_G
Attribute_Definition:
1st MAGNITUDE SPRINGS OR SPRING GROUPS THAT WERE RECOGNIZED BY FLORIDA SPRING INITIATIVE IN 2002. NO GROUPS WERE FORMED AFTER THAT INITIAL LIST WAS FORMALIZED. GROUPS WERE ADMINISTRATIVELY FORMED AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY BASED ON HYDROLOGICAL CONNECTIONS. THE ASSIGNED FIRST MAGNITUDE GROUPS OR SPRINGS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED AND SOME OF THE INDIVIDUAL SPRINGS ARE NO LONGER 1ST MAGNITUDE. DEP MAGNITUDE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM DETAILED BELOW IS FROM GWMS PUBLICATION FLORIDA SPRINGS INITIATIVE MONITORING NETWORK REPORT AND RECOGNIZED SOURCES OF NITRATE (HARRINGTON ET.AL. 2010) AND FLORIDA'S SPRINGS 2010 MASTERLIST (HARRINGTON AND WANG 2010). FLORIDA SPRINGS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND MAGNITUDE CLASS WAS ADOPTED BY FLORIDA SPRINGS NOMENCLATURE COMMITTEE (FSNC 2003, 2005).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; notes by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HISTORIC_M
Attribute_Definition:
HISTORIC MAGNITUDE IS THE DISCHARGE CATEGORY THAT CAN BE BASED ON THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF RECORD OR A PORTION OF THE OLDER DISCHARGE DATA. HISTORICAL MAGNITUDE CAN ALSO BE ASSIGNED INSTEAD OF A CALCULATION ON DATA. HISTORICAL MAGNITUDE MAY NOT MATCH MAGNITUDE THAT IS BASED PRIMARILY ON MORE RECENT DATA. DEP MAGNITUDE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM DETAILED BELOW IS FROM GWMS PUBLICATION 2010 SPRINGS NETWORK MONITORING REPORT (Harrington et al 2010). FLORIDA SPRINGS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND MAGNITUDE CLASS WAS ADOPTED BY FLORIDA SPRINGS NOMENCLATURE COMMITTEE (FSNC 2003, 2005). FSNC COMMITTEE SUGGESTED THAT HISTORIC MAGNITUDE SHOULD BE BASED ON DISCHARGE DATA PRIOR TO 2001 (FGS SPECIAL PUBLICATION NO. 52 REVISED).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS and providers of data
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1st Magnitude - > 100 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2nd Magnitude - >10 - 100 cfs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 3rd Magnitude - >1 - 10 cfs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
4th Magnitude - >100 gal/min (gallons per minute) - 448 gal/min (1 cfs)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 5th Magnitude - >10 to 100 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 6th Magnitude - >1 to 10 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 7th Magnitude - >1 pint to 1 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 8th Magnitude - Equal to or less than 1 pint/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Not Flowing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Not Flowing - No longer flowing but may recover (may have spring pool)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Never Flowing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Never Flowing - No longer flowing at any time even under high precipitation events and/or flood conditions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unknown - No record of spring discharge available
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP_MAGN
Attribute_Definition:
GROUP MAGNITUDE IS BASED ON THE HISTORIC SELECTION OF A GROUP OF SPRINGS AND THEIR COMBINED FLOW TO DETERMINE DISCHARGE CATEGORY. THE PURPOSE OF CREATING SPRINGS GROUPS IN THE PAST WAS TO CREATE A COMBINED DISCHARGE THAT WOULD BE >100 CFS AND QUALIFY AS FIRST MAGNITUDE. DEP RECOGNIZED SPRING GROUPS WERE LISTED IN ROSENAU ET AL (1977), FLORIDA SPRINGS TASK FORCE (2000), DEP FGS OFR85 FIRST MAGNITUDE SPRINGS OF FLORIDA (2002) AND DEP FGS SPRINGS OF FLORIDA BULLETIN 66 (2003). THERE WERE NO DEP ADDITIONAL COMBINED MAGNITUDE GROUPS FORMED AFTER 2003 SO ONLY RECOGNIZED SPRING GROUPS SHOULD BE USED. THE HISTORIC COLLECTION OF SPRINGS IN A GROUP DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE HYDROLOGIC CONNECTIONS EXIST. THE ASSIGNED FIRST MAGNITUDE GROUPS OR SPRINGS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED AND SOME OF THE INDIVIDUAL SPRINGS ARE NO LONGER 1ST MAGNITUDE. DEP MAGNITUDE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM DETAILED BELOW IS FROM GWMS PUBLICATION 2010 SPRINGS NETWORK MONITORING REPORT (Harrington et al 2010). FLORIDA SPRINGS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND MAGNITUDE CLASS WAS ADOPTED BY FLORIDA SPRINGS NOMENCLATURE COMMITTEE (FSNC 2003, 2005).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS; DEP recognized spring groups from Rosenau et al , Florida Springs Task Force (2000), DEP FGS Open File Report 85 First Magnitude Springs of Florida (2002) AND DEP FGS Springs of Florida Bulletin 66 (2003).
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1st Magnitude - > 100 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2nd Magnitude - >10 - 100 cfs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 3rd Magnitude - >1 - 10 cfs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
4th Magnitude - >100 gal/min (gallons per minute) - 448 gal/min (1 cfs)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 5th Magnitude - >10 to 100 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 6th Magnitude - >1 to 10 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 7th Magnitude - >1 pint to 1 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 8th Magnitude - Equal to or less than 1 pint/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
DEP Magnitude categories based on 2010 DEP Springs Network Monitoring Report (Harrington et al., 2010) ; DEP FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAGNITUDE_
Attribute_Definition:
NOTES FROM STAFF REGARDING MAGNITUDE CLASSIFICATION AND/OR DISCHARGE INFORMATION. FIRST MAGNITUDE SPRINGS OR SPRING GROUPS HISTORICALLY RECOGNIZED BY DEP HAVE THE PUBLICATION NOTED.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; notes added by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPRING_CLU
Attribute_Definition:
GROUP OR CLUSTER. COLLECTIONS OF SPRINGS THAT ARE MARKED AS PART OF A CLUSTER WHERE A HYDROLOGIC CONNECTION MAY OR MAY NOT BE VERIFIED. THE SPRINGS MAY ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE ESTABLISHED SPRING GROUPS (FIELD NAME IS GROUP_MAG IN THIS DOCUMENT). THIS DOES NOT IMPLY A HYDROLOGIC CONNECTION EXISTS BETWEEN SPRINGS INCLUDED IN A GROUP OR CLUSTER. THE SPRING CLUSTERS CAN BE UPDATED TO INCLUDE DIFFERENT SPRINGS OR REVISE THE CLUSTER NAMES.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS and data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HISTORIC_C
Attribute_Definition:
GROUP OR CLUSTER. HISTORIC COLLECTIONS OF SPRINGS COLLECTIONS OF SPRINGS THAT ARE MARKED AS PART OF A CLUSTER WHERE A HYDROLOGIC CONNECTION MAY OR MAY NOT BE VERIFIED. THE SPRINGS MAY ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE ESTABLISHED SPRING GROUPS (FIELD NAME IS GROUP_MAG IN THIS DOCUMENT). THIS DOES NOT IMPLY A HYDROLOGIC CONNECTION EXISTS BETWEEN SPRINGS INCLUDED IN A GROUP OR CLUSTER. SOME HISTORIC CLUSTERS MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN THOSE IN CURRENT SPRING CLUSTERS. THE HISTORIC CLUSTERS ARE NOT REVISED UNLESS ADDITIONAL HISTORIC INFORMATION IS OBTAINED.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS and data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PK_STATION
Attribute_Definition: UNIQUE CODE TO IDENTIFY STATION FROM DATA PROVIDER
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; primary key for DEP Ambient Database (GWIS) collected by DEP and other data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DMS_LON
Attribute_Definition: LONGITUDE IN DEGREES MINUTE SECONDS
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS and data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_QA
Attribute_Definition:
Notes from the data provider and locational quality assurance (QA) process.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALBERS_Y
Attribute_Definition:
Y - Coordinate value for Albers equal-area conic projection. Locational data provided in the DEP custom Albers projection in the HPGN datum.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATUM_ALBE
Attribute_Definition:
THE DATUM IS THE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM OF POSITION FOR THE EARTH'S SURFACE FOR LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE. THIS WAS USED TO CONVERT THE NATIVE LAT/LONG INFORMATION TO ALBERS. DATUM USED TO CALCULATE ALBERS COORDINATES - COMMONLY NAD27, NAD83, WGS84
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS and data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION_M
Attribute_Definition:
THE METHOD OR MECHANISM USED TO OBTAIN THE GEOGRAPHIC LAT LON COORDINATE INFORMATION USING SOMETHING SUCH AS GPS UNIT, MAP INTERPOLATION ETC.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
DEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by DEP GWMS and data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIPT
Attribute_Definition: GeoPlan added field based on SPRING_NAM
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FGDLAQDATE
Attribute_Definition: GeoPlan added field based on the date acquired from source
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AUTOID
Attribute_Definition: Unique ID added by GeoPlan
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan

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Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)
Contact_Person:
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Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 431 Architecture PO Box 115706
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: Florida
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Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone:
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
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Hours_of_Service:
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Metadata_Date: 20170606
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) OTIS/GIS Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2600 Blair Stone Rd MS 6520
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32399-2400
Country: US
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GIS.Librarian@dep.state.fl.us
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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