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Water resources of Rockland County, New York, 2005-07, with emphasis on the Newark Basin Bedrock Aquifer

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Water resources of Rockland County, New York, 2005-07, with emphasis on the Newark Basin Bedrock Aquifer; 2011; SIR; 2010-5245; Heisig, Paul M.

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Concerns over the state of water resources in Rockland County, NY, prompted an assessment of current (2005-07) conditions. The investigation included a review of all water resources but centered on the Newark basin aquifer, a fractured-bedrock aquifer over which nearly 300,000 people reside. Most concern has been focused on this aquifer because of (1) high summer pumping rates, with occasional entrained-air problems and an unexplained water-level decline at a monitoring well, (2) annual withdrawals that have approached or even exceeded previous estimates of aquifer recharge, and (3) numerous contamination problems that have caused temporary or long-term shutdown of production wells. Public water supply in Rockland County uses three [...]

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Paul M. Heisig
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U.S. Geological Survey

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/sir20105245
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