Effects of Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge on the quality of shallow aquifers near the northern shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain, southeastern Louisiana

Circular 1306- 7D
This report is Chapter 7D in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005. See Circular 1306 for more information and other chapters.
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) sampled 13 wells on the northern shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain to determine the effect of Hurricane Katrina-induced storm surge water on the shallow groundwater resources. Surge water entering damaged wells did not contaminate the entire aquifer; however, contamination did occur locally at well sites. Because the storm surge from Katrina lasted only a few hours, surge water entering the aquifer will probably have only a short-term effect.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Effects of Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge on the quality of shallow aquifers near the northern shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain, southeastern Louisiana
Series title Circular
Series number 1306
Chapter 7D
DOI 10.3133/cir13067D
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005 (Circular 1306)
First page 213
Last page 220
Country United States
State Louisiana
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