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Saltwater intrusion in the Floridan aquifer, coastal Citrus and Hernando Counties, Florida, 1975

Water-Resources Investigations Report 77-100
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Abstract

The coastal parts of Citrus and Hernando Counties, Fla., are undergoing extensive urban development along U.S. Highway 19. The Floridan aquifer, a thick sequence of limestone and dolomite , is the principal source of water supply for the coastal parts of these two counties. The construction of canals that penetrate the Floridan aquifer, deficient rainfall during 1964-75, and pumping of ground water, have caused saltwater to intrude the aquifer. A map shows the inland extend of that intrusion as of 1975. The report is based on field data collected in 1964, 1973, and 1975. (Woodard-USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Saltwater intrusion in the Floridan aquifer, coastal Citrus and Hernando Counties, Florida, 1975
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 77-100
DOI 10.3133/wri77100
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 1 Plate: 29.64 x 26.50 inches
Country United States
State Florida
County Citrus County, Hernando County