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Analysis of the Shallow Groundwater Flow System at Fire Island National Seashore, Suffolk County, New York

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Analysis of the Shallow Groundwater Flow System at Fire Island National Seashore, Suffolk County, New York; 2010; SIR; 2009-5259; Schubert, Christopher E.

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Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) occupies 42 kilometers of the barrier island for which it is named that lies off the southern shore of Suffolk County, N.Y. Freshwater in the highly permeable, sandy aquifer underlying Fire Island is bounded laterally by marine surface waters and at depth by saline groundwater. Interspersed throughout FIIS are 17 pre-existing residential communities that in summer months greatly increase in population through the arrival of summer residents and vacationers; in addition, the National Park Service (NPS) has established several facilities on the island to accommodate visitors to FIIS. The 2.2 million people estimated by the NPS to visit Fire Island annually impact groundwater quality through the release [...]

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