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Water table in the surficial aquifer and potentiometric surface of the Floridan Aquifer in selected well fields, west-central Florida, September 1976

Open-File Report 77-551

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Abstract

The water table in the surficial aquifer and the potentiometric surface of the Florida aquifer in a 1200 square-mile area in west-central Florida are mapped semiannually by the U. S. Geological Survey. Maps are prepared on the basis of water levels measured in wells each May to coincide with seasonal low levels, and in September, when levels are high. The mapped area contains nine producing well fields which supplied 67.2 million gallons on September 8, 1976, to municipalities along the Gulf Coast. The water is from the Floridan aquifer, the major aquifer in Florida. The effect of localized withdrawal of ground water is shown on the maps as cones of depression in both the potentiometric and water-table surfaces. The September 1976 maps show the seasonal rise in water levels from the low levels of the previous May.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water table in the surficial aquifer and potentiometric surface of the Floridan Aquifer in selected well fields, west-central Florida, September 1976
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
77-551
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1977
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
13 leaves :4 fold. maps (in pocket) ;27 cm.; (4 p. - PGS)