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East Everglades ground water quality monitoring study, 1985-1986.

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Date Issued:
1991-11
Summary:
Prompted by the Department of Environmental Regulation and under the guidelines of the Everglades National Park/East Everglades Resource Planning and Management Committee Implementation Plan, the South Florida Water Management District initiated a two year East Everglades ground water monitoring study. This study was proposed in order to determine the potential adverse water quality impact(s) to the Biscayne Aquifer resulting from current agricultural practices conducted within the South Dade Agricultural Area of study.
Title: East Everglades ground water quality monitoring study, 1985-1986.
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Name(s): Anderson, Steven D.
Shaw, Jonathan E.
South Florida Water Management District (Fla.) Hydrogeology Division.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1991-11
Publisher: Hydrogeology Division, Research and Evaluation Dept., South Florida Water Management District
Place of Publication: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 91 pages, illustrations, maps, 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Prompted by the Department of Environmental Regulation and under the guidelines of the Everglades National Park/East Everglades Resource Planning and Management Committee Implementation Plan, the South Florida Water Management District initiated a two year East Everglades ground water monitoring study. This study was proposed in order to determine the potential adverse water quality impact(s) to the Biscayne Aquifer resulting from current agricultural practices conducted within the South Dade Agricultural Area of study.
Summary: A monitoring network consisting of 20 sampling locations, both surface and ground water, was established within the agricultural areas bordering the L-31 Borrow Canal and sampled throughout the 1985-86 growing seasons. Network stations were sited in areas deemed representative of active and nonactive agricultural practices. Both surface and ground water quality data were compared and contrasted for selected indicator inorganic and organic (pesticides) chemical constituents.
Summary: In general, the water quality data indicate elevated concentrations for select inorganic and organic parameters representative of agricultural activity. However, overall water qualitly displayed by the Biscayne Aquifer within the area of study meets established regulatory standards. Current farming practices, combined with the process of dilution attained during the wet season, appear to minimize the overall impact of agriculture on the water resources of the Biscayne Aquifer.
Identifier: 93620111 //r98 (lccn), FI05121402 (IID), 1017963 (digitool), fiu:11892 (fedora), AAB9559QF
Note(s): by Steven D. Anderson, Jonathan E. Shaw.
Cover title.
"November 1991."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-40).
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2005. (Everglades online collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced by Florida International University from a document held in the Green Library at Florida International University, Miami.
Subject(s): Agricultural chemicals -- Environmental aspects -- Florida -- Homestead Region
Groundwater -- Florida -- Homestead Region -- Quality
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05121402.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05121402.jpg
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Host Institution: FIU
Has Part:
(OCoLC)25104003
Is Part of Series: Technical memorandum (South Florida Water Management District, Fla.).