Water resources inventory of northwest Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 77-84
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Water resources of the 16 counties of the northwest Florida appear adequate unitl at least 2020. In the 4 westernmost counties, the sand-and-gravel aquifer and streams combined could provide 2,200 to 3,600 million gallons per day of water. Streams outside these counties could provide 5,600 million gallons per day. The Floridan aquifer could provide 220 million gallons per day. Generally, water of quality suitable for most purposes is available throughout the area, although water in smaller streams and in the sand-and-gravel aquifer is acidic and locally contains excessive iron. Water in the upper part of the Floridan aquifer is generally fresh, but saline at depth and in some coastal areas. The quantity of water available in the study area is about 8,020 to 9,420 million gallons per day and projected needs for the year 2020 range from 2,520 to 4,130 million gallons per day. ' Approximate method ' flood-prone area maps cover most of the area. (Woodard-USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water resources inventory of northwest Florida
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 77-84
DOI 10.3133/wri7784
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description v, 114 p.
Country United States
State Florida