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Historical Data

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Annual Data Reports
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Duration hydrographs:
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WaterWatch

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Drought:
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Current conditions:
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Water quality:
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Groundwater networks

Water Levels:
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Climate Response:
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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

Hydrologic conditions in the South Coast aquifer, Puerto Rico, 2010–15 New Item

Hydrologic conditions in the South Coast aquifer, Puerto Rico, 2010–15In 1958, the U.S. Geological Survey began documenting hydrologic conditions, including groundwater levels, groundwater withdrawals for agricultural irrigation and public water supply, and water quality, in the South Coast aquifer, Puerto Rico. This information has improved the understanding of the water resources of the region. The hydrologic data indicate that (1) groundwater levels declined as much as 40 feet in the Salinas area and 11 feet in the Guayama area during 2012–14; (2) groundwater withdrawals for agricultural irrigation increased from 6.0 to 10.5 million gallons per day, or 75 percent, from 2010 to 2012; and (3) total groundwater withdrawals decreased from 29.3 to 23.8 million gallons per day from 2010 to 2014. The quantity and quality of water in the aquifer is primarily affected by variations in aquifer recharge as a result of changing rainfall or modes of irrigation; however, the spatial patterns and magnitude of water withdrawals for all uses have a secondary impact on the quantity and quality of water in the aquifer.
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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: 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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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.

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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


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