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Analysis of ground-water flow and saltwater encroachment in the shallow aquifer system of Cape May County, New Jersey

Water Supply Paper 2490

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Abstract

Cape May County, New Jersey, is on a natural peninsula that is virtually surrounded by saltwater. A calibrated quasi-three-dimensional sharp-interface model was used to simulate ground-water flow in the shallow aquifer system under two water-supply-development alternatives for a 30-year planning period. The alternatives involve modest increases in withdrawals in combination with desalination of brackish ground water or inland relocation of wells. Simulation results indicate that projected withdrawals for the two alternatives can be sustained without significant additional saltwater encroachment over the planning period.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Analysis of ground-water flow and saltwater encroachment in the shallow aquifer system of Cape May County, New Jersey
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2490
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1998
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Distribution [distributor],
Description:
vi, 51 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.