Accession Number:

ADA106929

Title:

Water-Resources Information for the Withlacoochee River Region, West-Central Florida.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1980-1981,

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TALLAHASSEE FLA WATER RESOURCES DIV

Report Date:

1981-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

The ground-water system in the Withlacoochee River region is comprised of up to three different aquifers--the surficial, the secondary artesian, and the Floridan. Little is known about the surficial and secondary artesian aquifers. The Floridan aquifer consists mostly limestones and dolomites, and is as much as 1,500 feet thick. Transmissivities are known to be as high as 25 million feet squared per day. The quality of water within the Floridan aquifer is generally excellent except in two areas where saltwater is present. The majority of the streams have average dissolved-solids concentrations between 100 and 200 milligrams per liter, maximum-observed specific conductance between 250 and 750 micromhos per centimeter, and average total nitrogen concentrations of less than 1.2 milligrams per liter. Summaries were compiled of more than 1,000 wells, 43 continuous-record gaging stations, 21 lakes, and 46 springs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE