Hydrologic conditions: Dade County, Florida

Florida Geological Survey Report of Investigations 24
Prepared by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District
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Thin layers of dense limestone of low permeability that occur near the top of the Biscayne aquifer in the vicinity of the north end of Levee 30 in Dade County, Florida are of hydrologic importance because they retard the downward infiltration of ponded water in Conservation Area No. 3. This retarding effect frequently results in high head differentials across the levee. Tests made in a small area adjacent to Levee 30 indicate that the coefficient of transmissibility of the aquifer is 3,600,000 gpd (gallons per day) per foot, and the coefficient of vertical permeability of the dense limestones is 13 gpd per square foot. If ground-water flow beneath the levee is laminar, the total inflow to the Levee 30 Canal from Conservation Area No. 3 will be about 350 mgd (million gallons per day), or 540 cfs (cubic feet per second), per mile length of levee when the head difference across the levee is 10 feet.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype State or Local Government Series
Title Hydrologic conditions: Dade County, Florida
Series title Florida Geological Survey Report of Investigations
Series number 24
Year Published 1964
Language English
Publisher Florida Geological Survey
Publisher location Tallahassee, FL
Description Parts 1-4: Variously Paginated
Country United States
County Miami-dade County
Other Geospatial Dade County
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