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Aquifer tests in west-central Florida, 1952-76

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4044

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Abstract

The ground-water system in west-central Florida is composed of, in descending order, the surficial (usually unconfined) aquifer, intermediate aquifer and confining beds, Floridan aquifer, and lower confining bed. Aquifer test data were analyzed to determine transmissivity, storage coefficient, leakance, and vertical hydraulic conductivity of the aquifers and confining beds. Transmissivities obtained from 29 aquifer tests range from 1,900 to 920,000 feet squared per day for parts of the Floridan aquifer, about 740 to 7,800 feet squared per day for the intermediate aquifer, and about 220 to 600 feet squared per day for the surficial aquifer. Storage coefficients obtained from aquifer tests range from 0.00013 to 0.0015 for the Floridan aquifer, 0.00005 to 0.00017 for the intermediate aquifer, and 0.004 to 0.02 for the surficial aquifer. The values of leakance obtained from aquifer tests range from 0.00005 to 0.009 feet per day per foot for the Floridan and 0.0002 to 0.0007 feet per day per foot for the intermediate aquifer. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Aquifer tests in west-central Florida, 1952-76
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4044
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vi, 127 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.