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Synthesis On The Impact of 20th Century Water-Management And Land-Use Practices On The Coastal Hydrology Of Southeastern Florida

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Abstract | Saltwater Intrusion | Land Use and Land Use Cover | Surface Water Conveyance System | Municipal Water Use | Agricultural Water Use | Ground-Water Flow System | Canal Stage and Discharge | Impact on Ecosystem

Temporal Change In Municipal Water Use

(This explanation relates to the five maps below)
Million Gallons
blue colored circle indicating 499 or less million gallons
-- to 499
teal colored circle indicating 500 to 999 million gallons
500 to 999
green colored circle indicating 1000 to 4999 million gallons
1,000 to 4,999
pink colored circle indicating 5000 to 9999 million gallons
5,000 to 9,999
light blue colored circle indicating 10,000 to 19,999 million gallons
10,000 to 19,999
purple colored circle indicating 20,000 to 29,999 million gallons
20,000 to 29,999
orange colored circle indicating 30,000 to 39,999 million gallons
30,000 to 39,999
red colored circle indicating 40,000 or more million gallons
40,000 to --
1930 South Florida municipal water use map
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1950 South Florida municipal water use map
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1970 South Florida municipal water use map
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1990 South Florida municipal water use map
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1995 South Florida municipal water use map
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Nearly 90 percent of all municipal withdrawals are from the Biscayne aquifer, which also supplies 200 million gallons per day for agriculture, irrigation, industry, mining, and recreational purposes. Municipal withdrawals in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties have increased 700 percent over 45 years, increasing from less than 100 million gallons per day in 1950 to nearly 800 million gallons per day in 1995. By the year 2020, municipal water demands are projected to reach 1,200 million gallons per day and serve 6 million people. Increased withdrawals from the Biscayne aquifer have combined with substantial land-use changes to affect the balance between freshwater and saltwater in the ground-water flow system.

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SOFIA Project: Synthesis on the impact of 20th Century water-management and land-use practices on the coastal hydrology of southeast Florida

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