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Hydrologic data from monitoring of saline-water intrusion in the Cape Coral area, Lee County, Florida

Open-File Report 82-772

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Abstract

As a result of declining water levels and saltwater intrusion in the Cape Coral area, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Cape Coral, established a monitor well network in Cape Coral and adjacent areas in 1978. The network was designed to monitor water levels and water quality, to collect background data from water-bearing zones in the upper and lower parts of the Hawthorn Formation, the upper part of the Tampa Formation, and the surficial aquifer. A network of 34 wells tapping the artesian freshwater-bearing aquifer in the upper part of the Hawthorn Formation was established, and water-quality samples were collected and analyzed semiannually from 1978-80. Water levels in selected wells were monitored continuously or measured monthly, bimonthly, or semiannually for general trends. Thirty-six wells tapping the surficial and six wells tapping the artesian aquifer in the lower part of the Hawthorn Formation were constructed. Selected wells in these aquifers have also been monitored for water levels continuously, or at monthly, bimonthly, or semiannual intervals. Water-quality data were collected from selected wells for background information. Lithologic logs were prepared for 18 wells penetrating one or more of the three aquifers. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrologic data from monitoring of saline-water intrusion in the Cape Coral area, Lee County, Florida
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-772
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
v, 53 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.