Monitoring Well Inventory Using Database Development Software

by Jonathan E. Shaw, South Florida Water Management, District, Water Use Div, West Palm, Beach, FL, USA,
Kevin A. Rodberg, South Florida Water Management, District, Water Use Div, West Palm, Beach, FL, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is assisting the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (FDER) in the establishment of a central repository for statewide hydrologic data. To handle an extensive well inventory a database development software package, DataFlex, was used. Fifty-eight fields are incorporated which describe well location, construction, ownership, aquifer information, and water quality. Computer hardware utilized included an IBM PC-XT with 640K of random access memory (RAM) and 10 megabyte fixed disk. The database concept has advantages over using spreadsheet, primarily due to the ability to index records and the efficient use of RAM. Data can then be transferred to another DataFlex environment. Data can also be output via the same telecommunications network in any format.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Databases | Inventories | Water resources | Information management | Computer analysis | Wells (water) | Hydrologic data | North America | Florida | United States

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