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Description and interpretation of geologic materials from shotholes drilled for the Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect project, Copper River basin, Alaska, May 1985

Open-File Report 86-408

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Abstract

This map shows the potentiometric surface of the Upper Floridan aquifer in the St. Johns River Water Management District and vicinity, Florida, for May 1986. The Upper Floridan aquifer is the principal source of potable water in the area. Water level measurements were made on approximately 1,000 wells and on several springs. The potentiometric surface is shown mostly by 5-foot contour intervals. In the Fernandina Beach area of Nassau County, a 30-ft. interval is used to show a deep cone of depression. The potentiometric surface ranged from 125 feet above sea level in Polk County to 75 feet below sea level in Nassau County. Water levels in most key wells ranged from 1 to 9 feet below the May average in response to the lack of recharge from rainfall and an attendant increase in pumpage. Many levels in the district were equal to or lower than the below average levels of May 1985. Declines of about a foot from May 1985 levels were common in the eastern half of the district. However, the largest declines from May 1985 levels, as much as 7 to 9 feet, were mostly in well fields along the coastline. Levels in many wells approached, and in a few wells exceeded, record lows. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Description and interpretation of geologic materials from shotholes drilled for the Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect project, Copper River basin, Alaska, May 1985
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
86-408
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
i, 18 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.