Interim report on the ground-water resources of Manatee County, Florida

Peek, Harry M. and Anders, Robert B. (1955) Interim report on the ground-water resources of Manatee County, Florida. Tallahassee, FL, Florida Geological Survey, (Information circular - Florida Geological Survey, 6)

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Abstract

A large part of western Manatee County is devoted to the growing of winter vegetables and citrus fruits. As in most of peninsular Florida, rainfall in the county during the growing season is not sufficient for crop production and large quantites of artesian water are used for irrigation. The large withdrawals of artesian water for irrigation result in a considerable decline of the artesian head in the western part of the county. This seasonal decline of the artesian head has become larger as the withdrawal of artesian water has increased. The lowering of the fresh-water head in some coastal areas in the State has resulted in an infiltration of sea water into the water-bearing formations. The presence of salty water in the artesian aquifer in parts of the coastal area of Manatee County indicates that sea water may also have entered the waterbearing formations in this area as a result of the decline of artesian pressure during the growing season. The purpose of the investigation is to make a detailed study of the geology and ground-water resources of the county, primarily to determine whether salt-water encroachment has occurred or is likely to occur in the coastal area. (PDF contains 38 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Interim report on the ground-water resources of Manatee County, Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Peek, Harry M.
Anders, Robert B.
Series Name: Information circular - Florida Geological Survey
Number: 6
Date: 1955
Publisher: Florida Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, FL
Issuing Agency: Florida Geological Survey
Additional Information: Prepared by the GEOLOGICAL SURVEY UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Sin cooperation with the FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MANATEE COUNTY and the MANATEE RIVER SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ground water; Manatee County; Florida; Saline intrusion
Subjects: Oceanography
Limnology
Earth Sciences
Item ID: 1528
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 16:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:24
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1528

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