Water in the Pensacola, Florida area

Water-Resources Investigations Report 79-89



The Pensacola, Florida, area, comprising Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, has abundant water of good quality. Most of the freshwater used, about 101 million gallons per day, comes from the surficial sand-and-gravel aquifer. The deeper Floridan aquifer locally contains saltwater, and is used in places for industrial waste disposal. Surface water is used for cooling and waste disposal, but is available for additional development. Water problems around Pensacola are localized, but they include saltwater encroachment, contamination of ground water by industrial wastes, high iron concentration, corrosiveness, and nitrate in ground water, and flooding. These problems point up the need for continued monitoring of the water resource. (Kosco-USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water in the Pensacola, Florida area
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 79-89
DOI 10.3133/wri7989
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 20 p.
Country United States
State Florida
County Escambia County
City Pensacola
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