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Estimated drawdowns in the Floridan aquifer due to increased withdrawals, Duval County, Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 79-84

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Abstract

Hydrologic investigations of the Floridan aquifer in Duval County, Florida, have shown that an appropriate simplified model of the aquifer system consists of a series of sub aquifers separated by semipermeable beds. Data from more than 20 aquifer tests were reanalyzed by the Hantush modified method, which takes into account leakance from all confining units. Transmissivity values range from 20,000 to 240,000 square feet per day. Leakance was estimated to be 2.5x10 to the minus 6th power and 3.3x10 to the minus 5th power per day for the upper and lower confining units, respectively. Families of steady-state distance-drawdown curves were constructed for three representative transmissivity values based on hypothetical withdrawals from a point source ranging from 5 to 50 million gallons per day. Transient effects were not considered because the system reaches steady-state conditions within the time ranges considered. Drawdown at any point can be estimated by summing the effects of any hypothetical configuration of pumping centers. The accuracy of the parameters was checked by comparing calculated drawdowns in selected observation wells to measured water-level declines. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Estimated drawdowns in the Floridan aquifer due to increased withdrawals, Duval County, Florida
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
79-84
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
v, 22 p. :ill., map ;27 cm.