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Chemical and biological quality of water in part of the Everglades, southeastern Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 75-56

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Abstract

The quality of surface water in the agricultural area between Lake Okeechobee and the water conservation areas is markedly different from that of other surface water in southeastern Florida. Man has engaged in cultural activities, both agricultural and urban, which have affected the water quality in the northern and eastern segments of the area of investigation. The quality of the water improves, however, as it flows to the south and east because there is minimal input from man 's activities and many of the constituents are assimilated by plants, sorbed on organic material and clay in the bottom sediments, and entrapped within the sediments. Because of these processes, the water entering Everglades National Park is of better quality than that entering the conservation areas in the north. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chemical and biological quality of water in part of the Everglades, southeastern Florida
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
75-56
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1975
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources,
Description:
157 leaves :ill., maps ;27 cm. --