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Effects of Plugging a Deep Artesian Well on the Concentration of Chloride in Water in the Water-Table Aquifer at Highland Estates, Lee County, Florida

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Date Issued:
1973
Summary:
Upward leakage of saline water from deep artesian wells has caused widespread deterioration in quality of water in the shallow artesian aquifers underlying Lee County, Florida. The water-table aquifer has been affected similarly when saline water from the deep artesian wells has been allowed to discharge at the surface, or when corroded well casings have developed leaks at shallow depth. A program is underway (1972) in Lee County and adjacent areas to minimize or eliminate these problems by plugging deep artesian wells. Although a large number of wells has been plugged in Lee County as well as in other areas, little documentation has been obtained concerning the residual effects on quality of the water in the intruded aquifers after elimination of the discharge or leakage. The purpose of this report is to present the results of an investigation wherein the quality of water in the water-table aquifer improved after a deep artesian well was plugged.
Title: The Effects of Plugging a Deep Artesian Well on the Concentration of Chloride in Water in the Water-Table Aquifer at Highland Estates, Lee County, Florida.
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Name(s): Boggess, Durward H.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Florida Bureau of Geology.
Lee County (Fla.) Board of County Commissioners.
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1973
Place of Publication: Tallahassee
Physical Form: print
Extent: 20 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: Upward leakage of saline water from deep artesian wells has caused widespread deterioration in quality of water in the shallow artesian aquifers underlying Lee County, Florida. The water-table aquifer has been affected similarly when saline water from the deep artesian wells has been allowed to discharge at the surface, or when corroded well casings have developed leaks at shallow depth. A program is underway (1972) in Lee County and adjacent areas to minimize or eliminate these problems by plugging deep artesian wells. Although a large number of wells has been plugged in Lee County as well as in other areas, little documentation has been obtained concerning the residual effects on quality of the water in the intruded aquifers after elimination of the discharge or leakage. The purpose of this report is to present the results of an investigation wherein the quality of water in the water-table aquifer improved after a deep artesian well was plugged.
Identifier: 02482996 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0369 (IID), AAA3930 QF
Note(s): by D. H. Boggess; prepared by U. S. Geological Survey in cooperation with Florida Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Geology and the County Commissioners of Lee County.
Subject(s): Water quality -- Florida -- Lee County
Artesian wells -- Florida -- Lee County
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0369
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Owner Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Open file report [Florida]. no.73003.