USGS to start monitoring water quality at Warm Mineral Springs
Beginning Thursday, December 7, staff from the US Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, will start a project to install a monitoring station at Warm Mineral Springs. The purpose of the monitoring station will be to quantify flows from the Spring and record water-quality parameters every 15 minutes.
The USGS currently operates more than 8,100 stream gages across the nation with a mission to collect and disseminate reliable, impartial, and timely information that is needed to understand the nation’s water resources. The USGS and Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) will be working in cooperation to provide funding for the gage installation and maintenance. There will be no expense for the City of North Port.
Continuous monitoring of hydrologic characteristics is intended to provide valuable information to water-resource professionals to better understand and sustainably manage Warm Mineral Springs.
Work will be scheduled to ensure minimal disruption to public operating hours at the Springs. Once installation is completed and the equipment is operational, the data will be available to the City of North Port and the public though the USGS National Water Information System via the internet. The information will be updated every hour.
For more information, contact Customer Service Coordinator Erin Bryce with the General Services Department at (941) 429-7143 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.