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Deep Artesian Aquifers of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Lee County, Florida

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Date Issued:
1982
Summary:
During the time that the desalination plant has been in operation, questions have been raised by water-management agencies concerning the ability of the deep artesian aquifers underlying Sanibel and Captiva Islands to continue supplying the water needed to meet the increasing demand with a salinity low enough for the desalination plant to operate effectively. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the water-supply potential of the deeper aquifers. During the 24-month investigation (October 1975-1977) an important objective was to locate and inventory all existing wells that tapped the deep artesian aquifers. Except for a few, all known wells were found. Water levels and water samples were obtained at the wells. No test wells were drilled as part of this investigation, although one observation well was drilled on Sanibel Island as part of a countywide monitoring network.
Title: Deep Artesian Aquifers of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Lee County, Florida.
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Name(s): Boggess, Durward H.
O'Donnell, T.
Sanibel (Fla.)
Board of Commissioners of Lee County (Fla.)
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1982
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla.
Physical Form: print
Extent: iv, 32 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: During the time that the desalination plant has been in operation, questions have been raised by water-management agencies concerning the ability of the deep artesian aquifers underlying Sanibel and Captiva Islands to continue supplying the water needed to meet the increasing demand with a salinity low enough for the desalination plant to operate effectively. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the water-supply potential of the deeper aquifers. During the 24-month investigation (October 1975-1977) an important objective was to locate and inventory all existing wells that tapped the deep artesian aquifers. Except for a few, all known wells were found. Water levels and water samples were obtained at the wells. No test wells were drilled as part of this investigation, although one observation well was drilled on Sanibel Island as part of a countywide monitoring network.
Identifier: 08449580 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0479 (IID), AAA3889 QF
Note(s): by D.H. Boggess and T.H. O'Donnell ; prepared in cooperation with the city of Sanibel and the Board of Commissioners of Lee County, Florida.
Bibliography: p. 32.
Subject(s): Groundwater -- Florida -- Lee County
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0479
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: U.S. Geological Survey open-file report ; 82-253.