13 Florida Freshwater and Groundwater I 6

13 Florida Freshwater and Groundwater I 6 - Generally...

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Where is Groundwater? Water found in pore spaces, seams cracks, and fractures in geologic material or soils beneath the surface of the earth Sands Silts Gravels Muds Clays Rock Water-bearing Unit materials
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Aquifers and Aquifer Types
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Unconsolidated Consolidated Confined Unconfined Aquifer Classification
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Unconsolidated Aquifers
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Basic Aquifer Classification Unconsolidated Aquifers Unconsolidated : granular sand, gravel, clays, silts Water held in pore spaces between grains of sand, gravel, clays, or rock fragments
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Unconsolidated Water-Bearing Unit
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Unformatted text preview: Generally high-yield aquifers Unconsolidated: sand, gravel, and rock fragments saturated thickness ranges from a few feet to more than 1000 feet thick thin 174,000 mi² High Plains Aquifer 27 percent of the irrigated land in the United States overlies this aquifer yields about 30 percent of the nation's ground water used for irrigation Coarse, sedimentary rocks Aquifer material dates back 2 to 6 million years Erosion of the Rockies provided sediment that filled ancient channels...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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