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Update Biscayne Aquifer : ahead to the future : a progress report on actions taken to protect Southeast Florida's only source of drinking water-- the Biscayne Aquifer

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Date Issued:
1989-07
Summary:
All residents in Southeast Florida depend on one source of clean drinking water, the Biscayne Aquifer. Lying directly under the urban area of Miami, this source of water for almost 3 million people is only several feet below the surface. Water from the Everglades and rain over the general area seep into the porous soils of Southeast Florida as into a sponge and enter the aquifer. This groundwater then moves slowly eastward toward Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The Biscayne Aquifer is a wedge-shaped formation that is less than 10 feet thick at its thinnest point west of Dade County. The figure below shows the shape of the Biscayne Aquifer. It slopes eastward, increasing in depth until it is 80 to 150 feet thick under Miami.
Title: Update Biscayne Aquifer : ahead to the future : a progress report on actions taken to protect Southeast Florida's only source of drinking water-- the Biscayne Aquifer.
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Name(s): Metropolitan Dade County (Fla.) Dept. of Environmental Resources Management
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Date Issued: 1989-07
Publisher: Miami Dade County Dept. of Environmental Resources Management
Extent: 15 pages,11 x 8.5 in.
Language(s): English
Summary: All residents in Southeast Florida depend on one source of clean drinking water, the Biscayne Aquifer. Lying directly under the urban area of Miami, this source of water for almost 3 million people is only several feet below the surface. Water from the Everglades and rain over the general area seep into the porous soils of Southeast Florida as into a sponge and enter the aquifer. This groundwater then moves slowly eastward toward Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The Biscayne Aquifer is a wedge-shaped formation that is less than 10 feet thick at its thinnest point west of Dade County. The figure below shows the shape of the Biscayne Aquifer. It slopes eastward, increasing in depth until it is 80 to 150 feet thick under Miami.
Identifier: FI13061901 (IID), 3362254 (digitool), fiu:29814 (fedora)
Note(s): "This report was prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency by CH2M HILL, Environmental Engineering Consultants, July 1989."-- p.[4] of Cover.
Subject(s): Water-supply
Water quality
Water protection
Water pollution
United States--Florida--Miami-Dade
United States--Florida--Broward
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