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A digital model of the Floridan Aquifer, north of Tampa, Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 77-64

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Abstract

A regional ground-water model of the Floridan aquifer was constructed for an 875-square-mile portion of the rapidly developing area north of Tampa Bay. The digital model was calibrated by comparing observed (March 1974 and May 1975) and computed potentiometric heads. A good comparison was obtained by adjusting leakance and transmissivity. Differences between the computed and measured potentiometric surface were generally less than 3 feet, with a maximum error of 15 feet. The calibrated model may be used as a predictive tool. For example, the model could be used to evaluate the regional effects of increased ground-water withdrawal on the Florida aquifer. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A digital model of the Floridan Aquifer, north of Tampa, Florida
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
77-64
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1977
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
iv, 29 p. :ill., maps ;27 cm.