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Data for the Hydrologic and Water-Quality Characterization of Caño Boquerón, Cabo Rojo, and Puerto Mosquito, Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico, July 2015-July 2016

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2015-08-11

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Gomez-Fragoso, J.M., and Santiago-Saez, J.A., 2018, Data for the Hydrologic and Water-Quality Characterization of Caño Boquerón, Cabo Rojo, and Puerto Mosquito, Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico, July 2015-July 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7WH2P6K.

Summary

This data release contains the shapefiles and data associated with the assessment of the principal mechanisms affecting the hydrology and water-quality characteristics at Caño Boquerón in Cabo Rojo and at Puerto Mosquito on Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board (PREQB), conducted a limnological study of these coastal waters to provide baseline information to the regulatory agencies responsible for the management and conservation of these coastal waters and the preservation of their aquatic life. Field measurements and water samples were collected and processed during July 2015–July 2016 for analysis of physical, chemical, biological, and bacteriological [...]

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The purpose of this data release is to summarize the results of a limnological study at Caño Boquerón and Puerto Mosquito, Puerto Rico. The main objectives of the study were to (1) assess the principal mechanisms affecting the hydrology and water-quality characteristics of the coastal lagoons and (2) provide baseline information to the regulatory agencies responsible for the management and conservation of coastal waters. The study includes two lagoons that represent coastal waters under disturbed (Caño Boquerón) and undisturbed (Puerto Mosquito) conditions. Physical, chemical, and biological parameters were assessed, and results were compiled and analyzed from the monthly sampling events in each lagoon to determine possible stressors affecting the health of the aquatic ecosystems. Additional data collection was used to determine community and plankton primary productivity, sediment deposition rates, and seawater exchange rates.

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  • USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7WH2P6K

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minY18.004060782739174
minX-67.18357331730587
maxY18.014782232450102
maxX-67.16658464435353
nameBoqueron_contoursv2
geometryTypeMultiLineString

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