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Ground-water levels in alluvium on the South coast of Puerto Rico, February 1978

Open-File Report 79-1272

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Abstract

Ground-water levels in the alluvial aquifer of the south coast of Puerto Rico in February 1978 were similar to or slightly higher than those of February 1977. Water levels rose about 2 to 3 meters in the northern section near the foothills in the coastal plain area from Salinas to Patillas and in the Guanica-Penuelas area. Pumpage remained unchanged in most of the areas under study. Pumping-water levels were above mean sea level in all industrial well fields. Pumping and static water levels were below mean sea level (1 to 3 meters), in public supply and irrigation wells in the areas of Playa de Ponce, Descalabrado-Punta Petrona, and in the vicinity of the town of Salinas. These levels are considered to be normal for the dry season in these highly irrigated areas. Sixty-four water samples collected from irrigation, industrial and salinity observation wells exhibited similar or lower chloride concentration than in previous years. The average chloride concentration for 1978 was 57 milligrams per liter. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water levels in alluvium on the South coast of Puerto Rico, February 1978
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
79-1272
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
17 p.; 3 over-size sheets