Accession Number:

ADA028795

Title:

Chemical and Biological Quality of Water in Part of the Everglades, Southeastern Florida.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1972-74,

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TALLAHASSEE FLA WATER RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

The quality of surface water in the agricultural area between Lake Okeechobee and the water conservation areas is markedly different from that of other surface water in southeastern Florida. Man has engaged in cultural activities, both agricultural and urban, which have affected the water quality in the northern and eastern segments of the area of investigation. The quality of the water improves, however, as it flows to the south and east because there is minimal input from mans activities and many of the constituents are assimilated by plants, sorbed on organic material and clay in the bottom sediments, and entrapped within the sediments. Because of these processes, the water entering Everglades National Park is of better quality than that entering the conservation areas in the north.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE