Interim report on salt-water encroachment in Dade County, Florida

Klein, Howard (1957) Interim report on salt-water encroachment in Dade County, Florida. Tallahassee, FL, Florida Geological Survey, (Information circular - Florida Geological Survey, 9)

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Abstract

Recently there has been much activity in reclaiming the low-lying coastal areas of Dade County for residential use, by the addition of fill. The fill is obtained by digging canals both normal to and parallel to Biscayne Bay. The canals serve the additional purpose of providing an access to the Bay for boats. A problem needing to be considered is the effect that these canals will have on the ground-water resources. It is expected that the canals will have little effect on ground water in parts of the county distant from the coast, but their effect in coastal areas is a matter of concern. In order to predict what, may happen in the vicinity of these new canals if they are not equipped with adequate control structures, it is instructive to review what has happened in the vicinity of similar canals in the past. The U. S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Dade County, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District, and the Florida Geological Survey has collected water-level and salinity data on wells and canals in Dade County since 1939. Some of the agencies named, and others, collected similar data before 1939. Analysis of all the data shows that sea water in the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bayis the sole source of salt-water contamination in the Biscayne aquifer of the Dade County area. (PDF has 19 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Interim report on salt-water encroachment in Dade County, Florida
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Klein, Howard
Series Name: Information circular - Florida Geological Survey
Number: 9
Date: 1957
Publisher: Florida Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, FL
Issuing Agency: Florida Geological Survey
Additional Information: PREPARED BY U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN COOPERATION WITH DADE COUNTY, THE CITIES OF MIAMI AND MIAMI BEACH, THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT, AND THE FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dade County; Florida; Saline intrusion
Subjects: Oceanography
Limnology
Earth Sciences
Item ID: 1530
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 16:41
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:25
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1530

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