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Evaluation of hydraulic characteristics of a deep artesian aquifer from natural water-level fluctuations, Miami, Florida

Report of Investigations 75

Prepared by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Bureau of Geology, Florida Department of Natural Resources and with other city, county, state, and federal agencies
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Abstract

Knowledge of tho hydraulic characteristics of aquifer systems is fundamental to defining the vertical and horizontal controls on fluid movement, information which is needed for assessing the environmental impact of subsurface waste storage. To meet this objective, natural water-level fluctuations in the 2,947-foot deep Peninsula Utilities disposal well near Miami, Florida were analyzed to obtain estimates of the hydraulic diffusivity, hydraulic conductivity, specific storage, transmissivity, and the storage coefficient of the Boulder Zone. The fluctuations are caused chiefly by oceanic and earth tides, and by changes in atmospheric pressure. The oceanic tidal fluctuations probably result from loading due to tides in Biscayne Bay.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Evaluation of hydraulic characteristics of a deep artesian aquifer from natural water-level fluctuations, Miami, Florida
Series title:
Report of Investigations
Series number:
75
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
Florida Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Tallahassee, FL
Description:
vi, 32 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
City:
Miami