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U.S. Geological Survey
Areal Extent Of A Plume Of Mineralized Water
From A Flowing Artesian Well In Dade County, Florida
Water-Resources Investigations Report 82-20
By Bradley G. Waller
A flowing artesian
well tapping the Floridan aquifer at Chekika Hammock State Park, Dade County,
Florida, has been contaminating the overlying Biscayne aquifer with saline
water since 1944. The contaminating plume extends approximately 7 miles
downstream and southeast of the well and ranges in width from 1 to 2 miles.
The area of contamination is approximately 12 square miles. The primary
contaminating chemical constituents are chloride, sodium, and sulfate ions.
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