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History and hydrologic effects of ground water use in Kings, Queens, and western Nassau counties, Long Island, New York, 1800's through 1997

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Cartwright, R.A., 2002, History and hydrologic effects of ground water use in Kings, Queens, and western Nassau counties, Long Island, New York, 1800's through 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001–4096, 79 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri014096.

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Ground-water withdrawals from the aquifers underlying Kings and Queens Counties varied temporally and spatially during the 20th century and caused extreme changes in water levels. The resultant lowering of water levels during periods of heavy pumping caused saltwater intrusion in nearshore areas and the migration of contaminants from land surface into deep aquifers. The recovery of water levels in response to countywide curtailment of pumping has resulted in the flooding of underground structures. Combined withdrawals for public and industrial supply in Kings and Queens Counties were greatest during the 1930's--about 130 million gallons per day. During this period, a large cone of depression developed in the water table in Kings County; [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/wri014096
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tableOfContents<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>Introduction</li><li>Study area</li><li>Data collection</li><li>History and hydrologic effects of ground-water development</li><li>Recent (1992-97) hydrogeologic conditions</li><li>Summary and conclusions</li><li>References cited</li></ul>
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