The Cape Canaveral watershed (HUC 03080202) covers an area of approximately 1,074 square miles in central Florida. It is part of the larger St. Johns River Basin and is characterized by a subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, humid summers.
The hydrology of the watershed is dominated by a complex network of lakes, rivers, and wetlands, which provide habitat for a diverse range of plant and animal species. Surface water in the watershed is typically low in nutrients and subject to occasional algal blooms.
The watershed is also home to several important reservoirs, including Lake Monroe and Lake Jesup, which provide drinking water for nearby communities and support recreational activities such as fishing and boating.
In terms of climate, the Cape Canaveral watershed experiences frequent thunderstorms and high humidity, particularly during the summer months. Climate change is expected to result in more frequent and intense storms, which could impact the hydrology of the watershed and lead to increased flooding and erosion.