Springs and surface water data can be downloaded from Florida STORET. Additionally, those data can be obtained from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STORET database. Historical (pre-2000) groundwater data may be obtained via EPA LEGACY STORET. Please see the webpage addresses below. Special data requests may be made by contacting James.Silvanima@dep.state.fl.us of the Bureau of Watershed Management. In the future, statewide ground water data will be made available through the Internet, via an application currently in development.
STORET—an acronym for STORage and RETrieval database—is a national water quality database created and administered by the EPA to serve as the central repository for the nation’s water quality data. For over 30 years, scientists across the nation have been storing their water quality data in STORET. The EPA STORET data retrieval website is located at http://www.epa.gov/storet/dbtop.html LEGACY STORET, which contains historical groundwater data, is found at http://www.epa.gov/storpubl/legacy/gateway.htm
Florida STORET is designed to meet the tenets of the “Impaired Waters Rule” (Chapter 62-303, Florida Administrative Code). The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) STORET gathers and maintains statewide water quality data, consisting of springs and surface water data from Florida. To facilitate data acquisition, Florida makes its STORET software available at no cost through the Florida STORET Program. In turn, the Florida STORET Program provides the national water quality database (“STORET”) with annual updates.
Last updated: September 21, 2011
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