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Effects of simulated ground-water pumping and recharge on ground-water flow in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island basins, Massachusetts

Water Supply Paper 2447

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Abstract

Three-dimensional transient ground-water-flow models that simulate both freshwater and saltwater flow were developed for the flow cells of the Cape Cod Basin to determine the effects of long-term pumping and recharge, seasonal fluctuations in pumping and recharge, and prolonged reductions of natural recharge, on the position of the freshwater-saltwater interface, water-table and pond altitudes, and streamflow and discharge to coastal marshes and embayments. Two-dimensional, finite-difference change models were developed for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island basins to determine anticipated drawdowns in response to projected summer season pumping rates for 180 days of no recharge.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effects of simulated ground-water pumping and recharge on ground-water flow in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island basins, Massachusetts
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2447
ISBN:
0607866330
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O.] : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; For sale by the U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Information Services [distributor],
Description:
vi, 79 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.; 1 plate in pocket