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Annual Data Reports
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Duration hydrographs:
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WaterWatch

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Water Resources of the Caribbean

Welcome to the USGS Caribbean Water Science Center. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Caribbean.


 Hydrologic Information and Data


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Hydrologic Conditions of Selected Reservoirs in Puerto Rico Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets Program: Luquillo Mountains, PR Groundwater Levels at Selected Observation Wells in the South Coast of Puerto Rico Groundwater Quality Monitoring Project Puerto Rico Active Water Level Network
Hydrologic Conditions of Selected Reservoirs in Puerto Rico
Groundwater Levels at Selected Observation Wells in the South Coast of PR
Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets Program: Luquillo Mountains, PR
USGS South Florida Coastal Stations (Click on image)
Puerto Rico Active Water Level Network (Click on image)

 USGS Puerto Rico Science Highlights

Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014

Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, in 2013–14 in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority. The survey updated a previous survey, conducted in 2000, and provided accurate information regarding reservoir storage capacity and sedimen­tation rate using bathymetric techniques and a global positioning system coupled with a depth sounder device. The results of the 2013–14 survey indicated a total storage capacity for Lago Lucchetti of 10.21 million cubic meters and a long­-term sedimentation rate loss of 0.16 million cubic meters per year based on the original capacity in 1952. Sediment accumulation was about 10.14 million cubic meters over the life of the reservoir, which represents a storage decrease of about 50 percent of the original capacity in 1952. On the basis of a comparison between the 2013–14 and 2000 surveys, the useful life for Lago Lucchetti is projected to end in 2076.

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« Puerto Rico Water Watch

Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year

Current streamflow conditions in Puerto Rico; click to go to a live map.
Map legend showing percentile class groups.

WaterWatch is a USGS website that displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions for the United States. The real-time information generally is updated on an hourly basis. WaterWatch provides streamgage-based maps that show the location of long-term (30 years or more) USGS streamgages; use colors to represent streamflow conditions compared to historical streamflow. Click here for more information


« Recent Newsletters


Newsletter iconThe USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC) Newsletter offers information about recent activities of the CFWSC. The CFWSC has more than 130 scientists, technicians, and support personnel in six offices that collect, interpret, and publish water-resource information for the State and the Nation. Each issue of the newsletter will highlight important hydrologic events and significant scientific projects and achievements by CFWSC staff.

 


« Gages Remain Unfunded

warning iconBudget shortfalls at all levels of government continue to cause reductions in the amount of hydrologic data collected by the USGS. Please visit the USGS Threatened and Endangered Stations website to view a map of all threatened, endangered, or recently discontinued stations. Although historic data for these sites will remain accessible through NWISWeb, no new data will be collected by the USGS. For some sites, data collection has been taken over by other agencies and new data may be available through them.

« Other Resources

NOTICE: As of August 1, 2013, rainfall and river level data from precipitation and gaging stations for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua may be accessed through the NOAA HADS website.

 NOAA Climatological Data (Local)

 NOAA Precipitation Data (National)

 FEMA Flood Map Service Center


« Recent Publications


cover image: Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014 Scientific Investigations Map 2016-3364

Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014
cover image: Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5070

Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico
cover image: Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p., - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2015-1215

Hydrologic conditions in the South Coast aquifer, Puerto Rico, 2010–15
cover image: Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p., - click to go to the document U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p.,

Source, use, and disposition of freshwater in Puerto Rico, 2010
cover image: Scientific Investigations Map 3219 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Map 3219

Sedimentation survey of Lago Loíza, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, July 2009
cover image: Open-File Report 2014–1117, 35 p., - click to go to the document U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1117

Estimated Water Use in Puerto Rico, 2010
cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5102, 58 p., - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5102

Hydrogeology and Hydrology of the Punta Cabullones Wetland Area, Ponce, Southern Puerto Rico, 2007–08
cover image: SIR 2011-5057, 20 p., - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5057

Sedimentation Survey of Lago Cerrillos, Ponce, Puerto Rico, April–May 2008


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« Monitoring Tools


USGS WaterAlert WaterAlert: Get notified about events as they happen.
USGS WaterNOW WaterNOW text message: Request stream data from anywhere.
Puerto Rico Drought Watch Drought Watch shows the 7-day average streamflow conditions.

« Map Resources


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« Climate and Land Use Change

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The USGS undertakes scientific research, monitoring, remote sensing, modeling, synthesis, and forecasting to address the effects of climate and land use change on the Nation’s resources. http://www.usgs.gov/climate_landuse


Icon representing climate change USGS Repeat Photography Project
Climate change research in Glacier National Park, MT entails many methods of documenting the landscape change, including the decline of the parks namesake glaciers. Repeat photography has become a valuable tool for communicating effects of global warming. http://nrmsc.usgs.gov/repeatphoto/overview.htm

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