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Summary of the Hydrology of the Floridan Aquifer System In Florida and In Parts of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama

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Introduction
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Hydraulic Properties of the Aquifer System
Regional Flow System
Groundwater Development
Groundwater Chemistry
Potential for Future Development
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By Richard H. Johnson and Peter W. Bush
Professional Paper 1403-A

Selected References

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