Reconnaissance of the ground-water resources of the Fernandina area, Nassau County, Florida

Leve, G. W. (1961) Reconnaissance of the ground-water resources of the Fernandina area, Nassau County, Florida. Tallahassee, FL, Florida Geological Survey, (Information circular - Florida Geological Survey, 28)

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Abstract

Practically all water for municipal and industrial use in the Fernandina area is supplied by artesian wells. In recent years, the use of artesian water in the area has increased to meet the needs of expanding industry and increasing population. The total industrial and municipal pumpage has increased from approximately 35 million gallons per day in 1941 to approximately 50 million gallons per day in 1959. Correlated with the increase in water use is the constant decline in the artesian pressure in the area. In many other areas in Florida, such a decline in artesian pressure has resulted in salt-water intrusion into the fresh-water supply.An intrusion of salt water in the Fernandina area would contaminate the existing fresh-water supply and would result in a hardship for the population and seriously injure the economy. Recognizing the threat to the fresh-water supplies of this area, the U. S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Florida Geological Surveymade a reconnaissance to determineif there has been any intrusion of salt water into the fresh-water supply or if there is any danger of future intrusion. (PDF contains 28 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Reconnaissance of the ground-water resources of the Fernandina area, Nassau County, Florida
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Leve, G. W.
Series Name: Information circular - Florida Geological Survey
Number: 28
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: Fernandina; Florida; ground water; saltwater intrusion
Subjects: Oceanography
Limnology
Planning
Item ID: 1546
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2008 23:46
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:21
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1546

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