Interim report on the hydrologic features of the Green Swamp area in Central Florida

Pride, R. W. and Meyer, F. W. and Cherry, R. N. (1961) Interim report on the hydrologic features of the Green Swamp area in Central Florida. Tallahassee, FL, Florida Geological Survey, (Information circular - Florida Geological Survey, 26)

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The Green Swamp area in central Florida is another area where man is developing agricultural land from marginal land. Though the area is by no means as extensive as that of the Everglades, the present efforts for its development are similar to the early efforts for developing the Everglades in that many miles of canals and ditches have been constructed to improve the drainage. Lest the early mistakes of the Everglades be repeated, the Florida Department of Water Resources considered that an appraisal of the physical and hydrologic features of the area was needed to determine the broad effects of draining and developing the swamp. This reconnaissance provides information required by the State of Florida for determining its responsibility and policy in regard to the Green Swamp area and for formulating future plans for water management of the area. Some of the features that have been determined are: the amount of rainfall on the area; the pattern of surfacewater drainage; the amount and direction of surface-water runoff; the direction of ground-water movement; the interrelationship of rainfall, surface water, and ground water; the effects of improved drainage facilities'; and the effects of the hydrologic environment on the chemical quality of water of the area.(PDF contains 106 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Interim report on the hydrologic features of the Green Swamp area in Central Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
Pride, R. W.
Meyer, F. W.
Cherry, R. N.
Series Name: Information circular - Florida Geological Survey
Number: 26
Date: 1961
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 The Florida Geological Survey and Florida Department of Water Resources
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green Swamp; Florida; surface water
Subjects: Limnology
Item ID: 1544
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2008 23:47
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:21

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