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Geochemical Parameters to Evaluate Aquifer Storage and Recovery Reactions with Native Water and Aquifer Materials

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ben McPherson (retired)

Arturo Torres

Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Geochemical Parameters to Evaluate Aquifer Storage and Recovery Reactions with Native Water and Aquifer Materials
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/geochem_asr/>
Description:
Abstract:
The objective of this project was to determine geochemically significant water-quality characteristics of possible aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) source and receiving waters north of Lake Okeechobee and at a site along the Hillsboro Canal. The data from this study will be combined with similar information on the detailed composition of aquifer materials in ASR receiving zones to develop geochemical models. Such models are needed to evaluate the possible chemical reactions that may change the physical properties of the aquifer matrix and/or the quality of injected water prior to recovery.
Purpose:
To meet water-supply needs of natural systems as well as existing and future urban and agricultural water demands in South Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has identified ASR near Lake Okeechobee and in other areas as a critical component needed to provide adequate water storage functions for successful Everglades restoration. Several ASR pilot studies have demonstrated the feasibility of storing and recovering potable water from the brackish Floridan aquifer system on a local scale in south Florida (Muniz and Ziegler, 1995; Pyne, 1995). However, to demonstrate the viability of ASR on a greatly expanded regional scale, as proposed by the Corps, considerably more water-quality information is needed to provide assurance that recovered water is suitable for intended uses.

At present, little or no information exists to address the following questions:

1. Will interactions between injected water, aquifer material, and native ground water result in elevated levels of radionuclides or trace elements that would be of concern to human or environmental health?

2. What is the fate of nutrients (C, N, P) from injected surface water that could be stored in the aquifer for prolonged time periods?

3.Would chemically aggressive waters injected into target aquifers cause chemical reactions that would result in clogging, biological fouling, or extensive dissolution of aquifer material?

4. If disinfection of surface water is needed prior to injection, what is the fate of resultant disinfection byproducts in water stored in the aquifer?

Geochemical models are used to answer these questions and to evaluate other geochemical processes that may affect water quality during ASR operations. These models require knowledge of the chemical composition of the injected (source) water, the native aquifer (receiving) water, and the aquifer materials. This study will provide the characterization of potential source and receiving water in areas of proposed ASR development that are needed for geochemical modeling. Characterization of aquifer materials will be done as part of a Federally funded study following exploratory drilling and recovery of core material from target zones in the Floridan aquifer system.

The results of this study will also determine if seasonal changes in water chemistry will require the removal of undesirable constituents prior to injection.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199908
Ending_Date: 200005
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.08
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.28
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.2
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.35
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: chemistry
Theme_Keyword: ASR
Theme_Keyword: Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Glades County
Place_Keyword: Okeechobee County
Place_Keyword: Palm Beach County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: Kissimmee River
Place_Keyword: Nubbin Slough
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: Greater Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: Okee-Tantie Recreation Area
Place_Keyword: WCA1
Place_Keyword: Water Conservation Area 1
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Arturo Torres
Contact_Organization: U. S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
USGS Florida Integrated Science Center-Ft. Lauderdale

3110 SW 9th Ave.

City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
813 975-8620 ext 128 office

813 215-4500

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aetorres@usgs.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel spreadsheet
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ben McPherson
Publication_Date: 20001024
Title:
Water-Quality Characterization of Surface and Ground Waters for Geochemical Modeling of Aquifer Storage and Recovery, South Florida, 1999-2000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: poster
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS poster
Issue_Identification: 1000
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallshassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/workshops/waterquality/mcpherson_ASRPoster_1000-wqw.pdf>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: unknown
Completeness_Report: Unavailable data is indicated by dashes in the Excel file
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The project included the seasonal collection and analysis of surface-water samples (quarterly) and ground-water samples (semi-annually) for one year. The samples were analyzed for isotopes of oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and strontium; major ions; nutrients; dissolved organic carbon (DOC); chlorophyll-a; selected radionuclides; and other constituents. The ASR sites were located near the shoreline of Lake Okeechobee, primarily on the northern and western side of the lake. Surface waters for injection into the aquifer were taken from near-shore waters or from tributaries near their inflows to the lake. Surface-water sites for the project were located near the lake shore, between Moore haven lock in the south and Nubbin Slough in the north. A ground-water site was located at the "Taylor Creek" ASR facility near the north shore of the lake. An ASR facility was developed by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) near the Hillsboro Canal just south of Water Conservation Area 1. Shallow ground-water was used for injection into deeper aquifer zones. Three ground water sites for the project were located at this facility.
Process_Date: 2001
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Arturo Torres
Contact_Organization: U. S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
USGS Florida Integrated Science Center-Ft. Lauderdale

3110 SW 9th Ave.

City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
813 975-8620 ext 128 office

813 215-4500

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aetorres@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Lake Okeechobee

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.1
Longitude_Resolution: 0.1
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Degrees, minutes, and decimal seconds
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Data collected at the sampling sites included dissolved oxygen (DO); temperature; pH; alkalinity; major ions; nutrients; dissolved organic carbon (DOC); chlorophyll; trace elements; isotopes of O, H, C, N, Sr; and radionuclides
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
USGS poster Water-Quality Characterization of Surface and Ground Waters for Geochemical Modeling of Aquifer Storage and Recovery, South Florida, 1999-2000

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S.Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Aquifer Storage and Recovery Data
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MS Excel
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/mcpherson/index.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071204
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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