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Estimation of recharge through selected drainage wells and potential effects from well closure, Orange County, Florida

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Estimation of recharge through selected drainage wells and potential effects from well closure, Orange County, Florida; 1996; OFR; 96-316; Bradner, L. A.

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Drainage wells have been used in Orange County, Florida, and surrounding areas to alleviate flooding and to control lake levels since 1904. Over 400 drainage wells have been drilled in the county, but many are now redundant because of surface drainage systems that have been installed within the last two or three decades. Most of the drainage wells emplace water into the Upper Floridan aquifer, a zone of high transmissivity within the Floridan aquifer system. In 1992, the Orange County Stormwater Management Department identified 23 wells that were considered noncritical or redundant for current drainage control. These wells were targeted for closure to eliminate maintenance and possible contamination problems. A 3-year study (1992 through [...]

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L.A. Bradner
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U.S. Geological Survey,

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