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Areal extent of a plume of mineralized water from a flowing artesian well in Dade County, Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 82-20

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Abstract

A flowing artesian well that taps the Floridan aquifer at Chekika Hammock State Park is contaminating the overlying Biscayne aquifer with saline water. The plume of mineralized water extends approximately 7 miles southeast of the well and ranges in width from 1 to 2 miles. The areal extent of contamination in the primary plume is approximately 12 square miles. The principal ions contaminating the Biscayne aquifer are chloride, sodium, and sulfate. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Areal extent of a plume of mineralized water from a flowing artesian well in Dade County, Florida
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
82-20
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
v, 20 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.