DBHYDRO (Environmental Data)
DBHYDRO is the South Florida Water Management District's corporate environmental database that stores hydrologic, meteorologic, hydrogeologic and water quality data. This database is the source of historical and up-to-date environmental data for the 16-county region covered by the District.
The DBHYDRO Browser allows you to search, using one or more criteria, and to generate a summary of the data from the available period of record. You can then select data sets of interest and have the time series data dynamically displayed on your screen in tables or graphs. You can also download data to your computer for later use.
In 2021, SFWMD released the new tool called DBHYDRO Insights to make data more easily accessible to the public and stakeholders.
Please Note: As the SFWMD continues to modernize our applications, DBHYDRO Insights will replace DBHYDRO Browser in the future. Start using DBHydro Insights to learn and familiarize yourself with the webpage. Training guide videos will be available soon. If you have any questions, comments, want to report an issue, or have a specialized request that needs assistance, please contact DataRequests@sfwmd.gov.
- DBHYDRO Browser Menu
- User's Guide [PDF]
- DBHYDRO Insights
- Environmental Monitoring Location Maps –The maps are available in this Map Gallery and begin with “DBHYDRO” in the title; use to identify the monitoring location site name(s) for the data you seeking
- Contact Us
- Sign Up for Email Updates on DBHydro Insights (Click 'DBHydro Insights' to subscribe)
- Request Other Data
(Submit only for data not accessible via DBHYDRO)
SFWMD Upgrading from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88 - Vertical Datum Upgrade
To enhance the accuracy of our data, the SFWMD is upgrading the reference system used to measure water elevations in our monitoring network. In the coming months, SFWMD will shift from reporting water elevations in the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). This includes data within the SFWMD’s environmental database for hydrologic, meteorologic, hydrogeologic and water quality data. The upgrade will provide the public and stakeholders more accurate information about levels for waterbodies in our region. Depending on the location within the SFWMD, water levels in the newer NAVD 88 measurement system will be approximately 0.6 feet to 1.6 feet lower than they are in the older NGVD 29 measurement system.
When NAVD 88 is fully implemented in 2024, water measurements will be published exclusively in NAVD 88.
Visit SFWMD.gov/NAVD for more information.
Through a series of succinct videos, participants will learn how the District collects data, what types of data are available, and the best ways to search the database. You can get started at: www.sfwmd.gov/dbhydrotraining.