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Effect of sea-level rise on future coastal groundwater resources in southern Florida, USA

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Abstract

An existing variable‐density groundwater flow and solute transport model, developed for the northern part of Broward County, Florida, was used to predict the effect of sealevel rise on future coastal groundwater resources. Using average annual conditions from 2005, simulations were performed for 100 years into the future using four different rates of sea‐level rise: 0, 24, 48, and 88 centimeters per century. Results from these predictive analyses suggest that the average concentration of groundwater withdrawn at the municipal well field will exceed the potable limit after 70, 60, 55, and 49 years, respectively, for the four simulations.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Effect of sea-level rise on future coastal groundwater resources in southern Florida, USA
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Florida Water Science Center-Ft. Lauderdale
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the 21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, Azores, Portugal, 2010
First page:
125
Last page:
128
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
County:
Broward County
Projection:
Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 17