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Geochemical conditions and groundwater-surface interactions within a municipal well field in Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Date Issued:
2011
Summary:
This thesis presents a preliminary study on geochemical conditions within the Snapper Creek well field in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The study investigates the background groundwater chemistry within the Biscayne aquifer in order to provide information on the geochemical processes and water-rock interactions within the study site. In conjunction with hydraulic gradient information, major ion chemistry and deuterium and oxygen-18 data were used as environmental tracers to help describe the groundwater-surface water interactions between the well field and the Snapper Creek canal. Hydrologic data show there is potential for natural groundwater recharge from the canal within the shallow flow zone of the Biscayne aquifer and chemical data show evidence of canal-groundwater mixing within this zone. The limitations for the v environmental tracers employed within the study are addressed, as well as recommendations for further research involving natural geochemical tracers and groundwater-surface water interactions near municipal well fields. This study was part of a larger effort being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in order to assess municipal well field pumping effects on the Snapper Creek (C-2) canal.
Title: Geochemical conditions and groundwater-surface interactions within a municipal well field in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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Name(s): Antolino, Dominick J.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xii, 96 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis presents a preliminary study on geochemical conditions within the Snapper Creek well field in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The study investigates the background groundwater chemistry within the Biscayne aquifer in order to provide information on the geochemical processes and water-rock interactions within the study site. In conjunction with hydraulic gradient information, major ion chemistry and deuterium and oxygen-18 data were used as environmental tracers to help describe the groundwater-surface water interactions between the well field and the Snapper Creek canal. Hydrologic data show there is potential for natural groundwater recharge from the canal within the shallow flow zone of the Biscayne aquifer and chemical data show evidence of canal-groundwater mixing within this zone. The limitations for the v environmental tracers employed within the study are addressed, as well as recommendations for further research involving natural geochemical tracers and groundwater-surface water interactions near municipal well fields. This study was part of a larger effort being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in order to assess municipal well field pumping effects on the Snapper Creek (C-2) canal.
Identifier: 768428796 (oclc), 3329830 (digitool), FADT3329830 (IID), fau:3755 (fedora)
Note(s): by Dominick J. Antolino.
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Groundwater flow -- Simulations -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County -- Snapper Creek (C-2) canal
Groundwater flow -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County -- Snapper Creek (C-2) canal
Hydrogeology -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County -- Snapper Creek (C-2) canal
Aquifiers -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County -- Snapper Creek (C-2) canal
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3329830
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Host Institution: FAU