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Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Coordination

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Robert Renken (retired)
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Coordination
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=asr_coord
Description:
Abstract:
The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) relies heavily on Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) technology. The CERP includes approximately 333 ASR wells in South Florida with a total capacity of over 1.6 billion gallons per day. Much of the 'new water' in the CERP is derived from storing excess water that was previously discharged to the ocean. However, this new water would not be very useful unless there is a place to store it for use during dry periods. ASR is included in the CERP as one mechanism to provide this storage. Despite construction of some ASR facilities by local utilities, there remains a considerable number of significant technical and engineering-related uncertainties.

Key Findings:
1) An analysis was conducted to describe and interpret the lithology of a part of the Upper Floridan aquifer penetrated by the Regional Observation Monitoring Program (ROMP) 29A test corehole in Highlands County, Florida. Information obtained was integrated into a conceptual model that delineates likely CERP ASR storage zones and confining units in the context of sequence stratigraphy. Carbonate sequence stratigraphy correlation strategies appear to reduce risk of miscorrelation of key ground-water flow units and confining units.
2) A hierarchical arrangement of rock unit cycles can be identified; High Frequency Cycle formed of peritidal, subtidal, and deeper subtidal) form High Frequency Sequence, and those can be grouped into Cycle Sequences. There appears to be a spatial relation among wells that penetrate water-bearing rocks having relatively high and low transmissivities.
3) Assuming hydrogeologic conditions observed in the ROMP 29A well are representative of in south-central Florida, the uppermost (Lower Hawthorn-Suwannee) of two likely CERP ASR storage zones does not appear to be viable with respect to the proposed 200 CERP ASR facility planned to be sited northwest of Lake Okeechobee. Insufficient data were available to adequately characterize the lower flow zone contained within the Avon Park Formation.
Purpose:
The objectives of this project are to: 1) Track CERP ASR-related activities, 2) Critique ongoing, proposed, and/or completed CERP ASR technical activities, and 3) Suggest or insist changes be made to the technical direction of specific tasks if or when they are identified so they resolve technical uncertainties outlined in the ASR issue team.
Supplemental_Information:
Dr. Renken has retired but remains an emeritus volunteer with USGS and can be reached by email for questions about this project and other technical ASR activities. An additional Point of Contact should Dr. Renken be unavailable is Kevin Cunningham. Respective contact information for each is provided in the Point of Contact section below.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2002
Ending_Date: 2004
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Southern Florida: Lake Okeechobee, Hillsboro Canal, and Caloosahatchie River
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: aquifer
Theme_Keyword: ASR
Theme_Keyword: Aquifer Storage and Recover
Theme_Keyword: CERP
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: InlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: Hillsboro Canal
Place_Keyword: Caloosahatchie River
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Robert Renken, retired emeritus
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address, c/o Kevin Cunningham
Address: 7500 SW 36th Street
City: Davie
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33314
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954-377-5913 (Kevin Cunningham)
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rarenken@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: (alt.) kcunning@usgs.gov
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Fies, M.A., Renken, R.A., and Komlos, S.
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Considerations for regional ASR in restoring the Florida Everglades, USA
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Other_Citation_Details: pages 341-346
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Dillon, P.J.
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Management of Aquifer Recharge for Sustainability, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Artificial Recharge, Adelaide, Australia
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: The Netherlands
Publisher: Balkema Publishers
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Renken, R.A., Fies, M.W., Komlos, Shawn
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Technical considerations for a large network of ASR wells in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Abstract
Other_Citation_Details: p. 87
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: G.R. Aiken and E. L. Kuniansky, eds.
Publication_Date: 200204
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey Artificial Recharge Workshop Proceedings, Sacramento, California
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open File Report
Issue_Identification: 02-89
Online_Linkage: http://water.usgs.gov/ogw/pubs/ofr0289/
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ward, W.C., Cunningham, K.J., Renken, R.A., Wacker, M.A., and Carlson, J.I.
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of the Regional Observation Monitoring Program (ROMP) 29A Test Corehole and its Relation to Carbonate Porosity and Regional Transmissivity in the Floridan Aquifer System
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-201
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Prepared as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program. 34 p., plus appendixes
Online_Linkage: http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/ofr03_201_ward.html

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable
Completeness_Report: Not applicable
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Robert Renken
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Analysis of Existing Core in the Floridan Aquifer
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=exist_core
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200012
Ending_Date: 200104
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: exist_core
Source_Contribution:
This effort was designed to characterize the lithology, stratigraphy, pore systems, and estimate permeability of the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the Lake Okeechobee area with the aim of predicting zones of preferred flow with the aquifer. The results are presented in USGS OFR 2003-201.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ronald S. Reese
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
A Retrospective and Critical Review of Aquifer Storage and Recovery Sites and Frameworks within the Upper Floridan Aquifer in South Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=review_asr
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19991001
Ending_Date: 20040930
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: review_asr
Source_Contribution:
The analysis for this project will provide scientists and ASR decision-makers with additional tools and data necessary to make informed decisions that incorporate constraining geologic, hydrogeologic, and hydrologic factors.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This project was a coordination effort for ASR activities in South Florida. Results from the source projects supported the objectives described in the "Purpose" section of this document.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: exist_core
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: review_asr
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Robert Renken, retired emeritus
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address, c/o Kevin Cunningham
Address: 7500 SW 36th Street
City: Davie
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33314
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954-377-5913 (Kevin Cunningham)
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rarenken@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: (alt.) kcunning@usgs.gov

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
This project was a coordination effort for ASR activities in South Florida. Data is associated with the source projects - see online linkages above for data and publications
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: USGS Personnel

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140606
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
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