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Appraisal of uncontrolled flowing artesian wells in Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 78-95

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Abstract

An estimated 15,000 uncontrolled flowing wells, many discharging water of poor quality are wastefully discharging about 790 million gallons per day by surface and internal flow. Internal flow in principal problem areas have been identified in Brevard, Charlotte, Clay, De Soto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Nassau, and Sarasota Counties. In many areas, uncontrolled discharge over the years has caused a decline in the potentiometric surface locally and regionally, and a deterioration of the potable water aquifers. Programs for control of flowing wells are being carried on by State, county, municipal, or Federal agencies in 21 countries. (Woodard-USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Appraisal of uncontrolled flowing artesian wells in Florida
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
78-95
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1978
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
iv, 26 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.