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Ground-water hydrology of Volusia County, Florida, with emphasis on occurrence and movement of brackish water

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4206

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Abstract

Brackish water is present in the eastern and western fringes of Volusia County, Florida in the surficial aquifer and in the Floridan aquifer system. Average pumpage in 1980 in Volusia County was 66 million gallons per day. Water levels in the Floridan aquifer system declined more than 10 feet over an area of 70 square miles from 1955 to 1982. The annual water budget of the budget of the Floridan aquifer system consists of 5 inches downward leakage inflow, 1 inch upward leakage outflow, 1 inch horizontal inflow, 1.5 inches horizontal outflow, 2.5 inches discharge from springs and flowing wells, and 1 inch pumpage. Saltwater intrusion is occurring in the surficial aquifer on the barrier island. There is little evidence that intrusion is occurring uniformly over large areas in the Floridan aquifer system. Vertical intrusion is occurring at sites of public-supply pumping. Many of these wells in the fringes of the county have been abandoned and replaced by wells closer to the central part of the county. Minimizing well depth is probably the single most effective step against intrusion. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water hydrology of Volusia County, Florida, with emphasis on occurrence and movement of brackish water
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4206
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vii, 84 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.