Online tools, GIS, data
In this section
Data collection and reports
Find details of rainfall, surface water levels and levels in areas where water is controlled.
- Hydrologic data collection overview
- Hydrologic data reports
- Controlled water levels
- Water monitoring atlas
Specific-use data sites
- Hydrologic data (rainfall, water levels, discharge)
- Radar rainfall
- Surveying benchmarks
- Mitigation banking
- Elevation contours
- GIS interactive image viewer
- Regulatory permit search
- Environmental data retrieval tool
Find tools from the District and state and federal sources for many mapping needs.
Find water quality information, such as water acidity, clarity, dissolved oxygen and temperature for various water bodies throughout the District.
The District is updating the way it references sea level as part of a “vertical datum” project. See how this measurement affects District data.
Data show a wealth of information
In its daily work, the District gathers and processes much data. Many of the District’s staff are involved in collecting and analyzing large amounts of information to use as a foundation on which to make informed decisions in managing Florida’s water resources.
The information collected includes rainfall amounts, well levels, and surface water levels and fluctuations. The District shares these data, and the public benefits when local governments use the data to designate areas to protect drinking water supplies. For example, the District’s geographic information system and floodplain mapping are used by local governments when planning land use and development.
Likewise, the data are useful as part of District-developed computer models, such as those that show the groundwater flow system, which provide a better understanding of how water moves underground. These models are used to evaluate the impact of current water use patterns in the District and the long-term water supply potential of the area’s aquifers.