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Jefferson Parish

Abstract

This fact sheet presents a brief overview of groundwater and surface-water resources in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Information on the availability, use, and quality of water from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is discussed. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of this information.

Fact Sheet

Water Resources of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

References

Dial, D.C., 1983, Ground-water data for the Mississippi River parishes in the greater New Orleans area, Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Public Works Water Resources Basic Records Report no. 11, 47 p.

Dial, D.C., and Kilburn, Chabot, 1980, Ground-water resources of the Gramercy area, Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Public Works Water Resources Technical Report no. 24, 39 p.

Dial, D.C., and Tomaszewski, D.J., 1988, Geohydrology, water quality, and effects of pumpage on the New Orleans aquifer system, northern Jefferson Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 88–4097, 34 p.

Hem, J.D., 1985, Study and interpretation of the chemical characteristics of natural water (3d ed.): U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2254, 264 p.

Hosman, R.L., 1972, Ground-water resources of the Norco area, Louisiana: Department of Conservation, Louisiana Geological Survey, and Louisiana Department of Public Works Water Resources Bulletin no. 18, 61 p.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, 2008, Environmental Regulatory Code, Title 33, Part IX, Subpart 1

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, 2009, Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System (SONRIS): Louisiana Department of Natural Resources database

Prakken, L.B., 2009, Groundwater resources in the New Orleans area, 2008: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Water Resources Technical Report no. 80, 36 p.

Sargent, B.P., 2011, Water use in Louisiana, 2010: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Water Resources Special Report no. 17, 135 p.

Tomaszewski, D.J., 2003, Ground-water resources along the lower Mississippi River, southeastern Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Water Resources Technical Report no. 69, 23 p.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1992, Secondary Drinking Water Regulations—Guidance for nuisance chemicals: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publication EPA 810/K-92-001, 4 p.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012, 2012 Edition of the drinking water standards and health advisories: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publication EPA 822-S- 12-001, Office of Water, 12 p.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2009, Water quality samples for Louisiana: National Water Information System Web Interface

U.S. Geological Survey, 2012, Groundwater levels for Louisiana: National Water Information System Web Interface

Wells, F.C., 1980, Hydrology and water quality of the lower Mississippi River: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Public Works Water Resources Technical Report no. 21, 83 p.

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