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Pathogen and chemical transport in the karst limestone of the Biscayne aquifer: 1. Revised conceptualization of groundwater flow

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2008

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Renken, Robert A, Cunningham, Kevin J, Shapiro, Allen M, Harvey, Ronald W, Zygnerski, Michael R, Metge, David W, and Wacker, Michael A, 2008, Pathogen and chemical transport in the karst limestone of the Biscayne aquifer: 1. Revised conceptualization of groundwater flow: Water Resources Research, v. 44, iss. 8.

Summary

The Biscayne aquifer is a highly transmissive karst limestone that serves as the sole source of drinking water to over two million residents in south Florida. The aquifer is characterized by eogenetic karst, where the most transmissive void space can be an interconnected, touching-vug, biogenically influenced porosity of biogenic origin. Public supply wells in the aquifer are in close proximity to lakes established by surface mining. The mining of the limestone has occurred to the same depths as the production wells, which has raised concerns about pathogen and chemical transport from these surface water bodies. Hydraulic and forced gradient tracer tests were conducted to augment geologic and geophysical studies and to develop a hydrogeologic [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Mon Apr 22 09:12:06 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Transport Phenomena in Fractured Rock.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd3373">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd3373</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1029/2007WR006058

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