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Hydrologic Consequences of Using Ground Water to Maintain Lake Levels Affected by Water Wells near Tampa, Florida

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Date Issued:
1974
Summary:
Lake levels in the vicinity of Tampa were lower than usual during the decade of 1961 to 1971, largely because of deficient rainfall. The problem was also aggravated locally by the lowering of the ground-water levels caused by pumping at the Section 21 well field of the city of St. Petersburg. The lakes in this area are hydraulically connected with the aquifer system. In order to stop the progressive decline in lake levels, residents at each of several lakes constructed wells near the lakes to pump water into them. The purpose of this report is to describe the hydrologic and geologic conditions of the general area of the Section 21 well field where the lake-level maintenance program is being carried on and to evaluate the hydrologic effects of using water from the Floridan Aquifer to maintain the levels of lakes.
Title: Hydrologic Consequences of Using Ground Water to Maintain Lake Levels Affected by Water Wells near Tampa, Florida.
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Name(s): Stewart, J. W. (Joe W.), 1918-
Hughes, G. H. (Gilbert H.)
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Southwest Florida Water Management District (Fla.)
Florida Bureau of Geology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1974
Publisher: The Bureau
Place of Publication: Tallahassee
Physical Form: print
Extent: vii, 41 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: Lake levels in the vicinity of Tampa were lower than usual during the decade of 1961 to 1971, largely because of deficient rainfall. The problem was also aggravated locally by the lowering of the ground-water levels caused by pumping at the Section 21 well field of the city of St. Petersburg. The lakes in this area are hydraulically connected with the aquifer system. In order to stop the progressive decline in lake levels, residents at each of several lakes constructed wells near the lakes to pump water into them. The purpose of this report is to describe the hydrologic and geologic conditions of the general area of the Section 21 well field where the lake-level maintenance program is being carried on and to evaluate the hydrologic effects of using water from the Floridan Aquifer to maintain the levels of lakes.
Identifier: 75623755 //r98 (lccn), 02089331 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0376 (IID), AAA3923 QF
Note(s): by J. W. Stewart and G. H. Hughes ; prepared by the United States Geological Survey, in cooperation with Southwest Florida Water Management District, and the Bureau of Geology, Florida Department of Natural Resources.
Bibliography: p. 41.
Subject(s): Hydrology -- Florida -- Hillsborough County
Lakes -- Florida -- Hillsborough County
Groundwater -- Florida -- Hillsborough County
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Library Classification: QE99 .A32 no. 74
Library Classification: GB705.F5
Library Classification: 557.59/08 s 551.4/8/0975965
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0376
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Report of investigation (Florida. Bureau of Geology) ; no. 74.