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Water Resources of SE Florida
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Water Resources of Southeastern Florida - Contents

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Illustrations: 24 plates, 223 figures and 147 tables

Abstract (676 kb) … 1

Introduction (380 kb) … 5

Climate (2,076 kb) … 15

Geology (4,009 kb) … 57

Geomorphology (1,766 kb) … 127

Ground water … 157
(pages 157-214 (3,134 kb))
(pages 215-290 (3,942 kb))

Biscayne aquifer, Greater Miami area and Atlantic Coastal Ridge … 160
The Florida Keys … 176
The Everglades … 178
The Big Cypress--Devil's Garden area … 186
The Kissimmee area … 186
Artesian water … 188
Quantitative studies in the Miami area … 197
The Biscayne aquifer … 198
The water table … 201
Ground-water recharge … 212
Ground-water discharge … 221
Hydrologic properties of water-bearing materials … 236
Large-scale pumping tests … 239
Quantitative studies other than large-scale pumping tests … 270
Factors to be considered regarding the proposed well field in the Miami area … 277

Surface water … 291
(pages 291-388 (5,450 kb))
(pages 389-475 (4,397 kb))
(pages 476-570 (4,606 kb))

Characteristics of drainage basins and summaries of gaging-station records … 291
Basins tributary to Lake Okeechobee, including Kissimmee River and Fisheating Creek … 300
Lake Okeechobee and principal outflow canals … 321
The Everglades and Atlantic Coastal Ridge … 332
West Palm Beach Canal … 348
Hillsboro Canal … 362
North New River Canal … 375
South New River Canal … 389
Lower New River basin … 399
Miami Canal … 406
Tamiami Canal … 486
Secondary canals … 502
Areal studies … 509
Hydrologic studies … 511
Kissimmee River basin … 524
Lake Okeechobee … 551
Everglades area … 560

Salt-water encroachment … 571
(pages 571-644 (3,979 kb))
(pages 645-725 (3,889 kb))

Source of salt-water contamination … 571
Chemical composition of salt-contaminated waters … 577
Historical review of encroachment in the Miami area … 580
Encroachment in the aquifer directly from the ocean … 591
Encroachment in the tidal canals … 618
Density currents and hydraulic relationships … 620
Miami area … 631
Fort Lauderdale area … 677
Homestead area … 679
Salt-water contamination of the aquifer from tidal canals … 682
Contamination of canals by residual salty ground water … 686
Salt-water encroachment in the Miami well fields … 687
Salt-water encroachment along the Dade County shoreline other than at Silver Bluff … 708
Electrical-resistivity studies … 712

Quality of ground and surface waters (4,983 kb)… 727

Methods of investigation
Chemical character of surface waters
Chemical character of nonartesian ground waters
Chemical character of artesian waters
Public water supplies

Appendix (4,071 kb)… 835

Well records
Well logs
Municipal water supplies
Interpretation of apparent resistivity curves

Selected bibliography (419 kb) … 949

Index (647 kb) … 957



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