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Geologic Structure of the Surficial Aquifer System Underlying Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress National Preserve (Report SFRC-85/02)

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Date Issued:
1985
Abstract:
Well logs from 67 existing deep wells in southern Florida were used to determine the stratigraphy, depth, and extent of the Surficial Aquifer System underlying Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida. Four geologic cross sections were prepared along well transects within the park and preserve to profile the aquifer system. The profiles reveal considerable heterogeneity in the lithologies but suggest two distinct zones: an upper zone of permeable limestones and clastics and a more heterogeneous lower zones of relatively impermeable fine-grained sands and sandy silts interbedded with permeable sands, limestones, and shelly marls.
Title: Geologic Structure of the Surficial Aquifer System Underlying Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress National Preserve (Report SFRC-85/02).
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Name(s): Jarosewich, Martha, creator
Wagner, Joel, creator
Klein, Howard
Parker, Garald
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Date Issued: 1985
Publisher: U.S. National Park Service, South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park; Homestead, Florida 33030
Extent: 43 pages
Language(s): English
Abstract: Well logs from 67 existing deep wells in southern Florida were used to determine the stratigraphy, depth, and extent of the Surficial Aquifer System underlying Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida. Four geologic cross sections were prepared along well transects within the park and preserve to profile the aquifer system. The profiles reveal considerable heterogeneity in the lithologies but suggest two distinct zones: an upper zone of permeable limestones and clastics and a more heterogeneous lower zones of relatively impermeable fine-grained sands and sandy silts interbedded with permeable sands, limestones, and shelly marls.
Identifier: FI85028756 (IID), 3183050 (digitool), fiu:29665 (fedora)
Subject(s): Geology--Florida--Everglades Region.
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Big Cypress National Preserve (Fla.)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/3183050
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Host Institution: FIU
Has Part: Report (South Florida Research Center) ; SFRC-85/02.
Has Part: Everglades online collection.