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Uranium in the Southern United States

Description: From introduction: In this study on raw material sources of uranium the Southern Interstate Nuclear Board has catalogued all known occurrences of uranium and some references to thorium in a 17-state area (P1. 1). These occurrences have been evaluated as potential sources of uranium by the State Geological Surveys and the consultant group of SINB. Favorability guides have been applied to the known occurrences and recommendations have been made for future action by the states involved, federal agencies, or by industry. State recommendations are included in state-by-state summaries. The state reports were written either by personnel of the State Geological Surveys or were abstracted from State geological survey data by members of the consultant group...The purpose of this study was to compile information on and systematically assess uranium and other radioactive occurrences in the region. The SINB undertook the project because of its statutory, interstate capability as an extension of government in each of the 17 states, an arrangement that lends itself effectively to this cooperative undertaking.
Date: November 1970
Creator: Southern Interstate Nuclear Board
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Salt-Water Movement in the Lower Withlacoochee-Cross-Florida Barge Canal Complex

Description: The intent of the investigation was to determine how salt water from the Gulf moves in the river-canal complex under the influence of various combinations of fresh-water discharge and ocean tide. Information about the extent of inland movement, concentration, frequency of occurrence, and residence times of salt water in the river and canal was sought, particularly during times of farthest upstream movement of the salt water.
Date: January 1973
Creator: Bush, Peter W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geohydrology of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal Area with Special Reference to the Ocala Vicinity

Description: From preface: This report is concerned in general with the possible effects of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal on the pre-canal hydrologic regime of the area, and in particular with the effect of the canal on the natural levels, movement, and quality of the ground-water.
Date: 1973
Creator: Faulkner, Glen L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Proposed Cross-Florida Barge Canal: Water Quality Aspects with a Section on Waste-Assimilative Capacity

Description: Abstract: The route of the partly completed Cross-Florida Barge Canal follows the St. Johns, Oklawaha and Withlacoochee Rivers. If the canal is ┬Ěcompleted, the Summit Reach, connecting the Oklawaha and Withlacoochee Rivers will be excavated into the Floridan aquifer. Large springs that discharge from this limestone and dolomite aquifer flow to the Oklawaha and Withlacoochee Rivers.
Date: February 1976
Creator: Merritt, M. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Resources of the Myakka River Basin Area, Southwest Florida

Description: Abstract: Ground water in the Myakka River basin area is obtained from a water-table aquifer and from five zones in an artesian aquifer. Wells in the water-table aquifer yield generally less- than 50 gal/min and dissolved solids concentration is less than 500 mg/1 except in coastal areas and the peninsula southwest of the Myakka River estuary. Wells in the Venice area that tap zone. 1 usually yield less than 30 gal/min. The quality of the water is good except in the peninsula area. Zone 2 is the most highly developed aquifer in the heavily populated coastal areas. Wells yield as much as 200 gal/min. In most areas, water is of acceptable quality.Wells that tap zone 3 yield as much as 500 gal/min. Fluoride concentration ranges from 1 to 3.5 mg/1. Zone 4 yields as much as 1,500 gal/min to large diameter wells. Except in the extreme northeastern part of the area water from zone 4 usually contains high concentrations of fluoride and sulfate. Zone 5 is the most productive aquifer in the area, but dissolved solids concentrations usually are too high for public supply except in the extreme northeast.Surface water derived from natural drainage is of good quality except for occasional high color in summer.
Date: December 1976
Creator: Joyner, B. F. & Sutcliffe, H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Preliminary Appraisal of Sediment Sources and Transport in Kings Bay and Vicinity, Georgia and Florida

Description: From introduction: This report reviews descriptive background information of the Kings Bay area and presents data on currents, salinity, temperature, turbidity, suspended sediment, phytoplankton, and on the chemical and physical characteristics of bottom sediments. Water, salt, and suspended-sediment discharges are computed for consecutive ebbtides and floodtides that occurred during the November investigation.
Date: 1983
Creator: McConnell, James B.; Radtke, Dean B.; Hale, Timothy W. & Buell, Gary R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distribution of Selected Chemical Constituents in Water from the Floridian Aquifer, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Description: From introduction: The study is part of a continuing cooperative program with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to define and describe characteristics of the aquifer. Aquifer characteristics determined from the study will provide data necessary for regulatory agencies to more efficiently manage water supply and development. The study area includes 10 counties and parts of 6 other counties within the District.
Date: 1983
Creator: Corral, Miguel A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Municipal Solid-Waste Disposal and Ground-Water Quality in a Coastal Environment, West-Central Florida

Description: From introduction: This report explains how landfills can affect ground-water resources in a coastal environment. The report defines solid waste and briefly describes the four common methods for its disposal. The landfill method used in coastal west-central Florida is described in detail. It also presents hydrologic and geologic factors to be considered when locating landfills in a coastal environment and describes how to plan a water-quality monitoring program at a landfill site. Examples from other studies of the impact of landfills on ground water in coastal areas of west-central Florida are included.
Date: 1983
Creator: Fernandez, Mario, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Resources of the Santa Fe River Basin, Florida

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of this report is to present an analysis of the stream-aquifer system of the Santa Fe River basin, including the quantity and quality of water available from each source and their interrelation. Much information is available in previously published reports, but the basin has not been previously evaluated as a hydrologic unit.
Date: 1983
Creator: Hunn, James D. & Slack, Larry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ground-Water Resources of Coastal Citrus, Hernando and Southwestern Levy Counties, Florida

Description: From purpose and scope: In 1980, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, initiated an investigation to appraise the ground-water resources of coastal parts of Citrus, Hernando, and Levy Counties that are within the Southwest Florida Water Management District and to provide information necessary for the use and protection of the resource.
Date: 1983
Creator: Fretwell, J. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Inland Travel of Tide-Driven Saline Water in the Altamaha and Satilla Rivers, Georgia, and the St. Mary's River, Georgia-Florida

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the distance the tide-driven saline water from the ocean traveled upstream and to define the specific-conductance and chloronity gradients in the lower reaches of the Altamaha, Satilla, and St. Marys Rivers during the high spring tide and low-flow event.
Date: 1983
Creator: Brooks, Myron H. & McConnell, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quality-Assurance Data for Routine Water Analysis in the Laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey: 1981 Annual Report

Description: Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a quality-assurance program based on the analysis of reference samples for its two water-analysis laboratories located in Atlanta, Georgia, and Denver, Colorado. Reference samples containing inorganic constituents are prepared at the U.S. Geological Survey's Ocala, Florida office and disguised as routine samples, and sent daily to each laboratory through other U.S. Geological Survey offices. The results are permanently stored in the National Water Data Storage and Retrieval System (WATSTORE), the U.S. Geological Survey's data base for all water data. These data are analyzed statistically for precision and bias. The results of these statistical analyses are presented for data collected during the 1981 calendar year. In addition, one sample containing known concentrations chlorophyll a were analyzed in both laboratories, and these results also are presented.
Date: 1983
Creator: Peart, Dale B. & Thomas, Nancy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sinkhole Development Resulting from Ground-Water Withdrawal in the Tampa Area, Florida

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this study is to define causes of sinkhole development in an area north of Tampa (Florida) (fig. 1), particularly the relation of geology, hydrology, and hydrologic changes to the type and severity of subsidence or collapse.
Date: 1982
Creator: Sinclair, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Digital Model of Predevelopment Flow in the Tertiary Limestone (Floridian) Aquifer System in West-Central Florida

Description: From introduction: This study is part of a regional study of the Tertiary limestone aquifer system in the southeastern United States. The regional study encompasses all of Florida and extends into Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina--a total area of about 82,000 square miles.
Date: June 1982
Creator: Ryder, Paul D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of Land Use on Surface-Water Quality in the East Everglades, Dade County, Florida

Description: From purpose and scope: Concern by officials of both Everglades National Park and Dade County about the effects of development of land in the East Everglades for various uses created the need for additional information on the hydrology of this wetland. The hydrology of wetlands is also a major thrust of the U.S. Geological Survey. Because of this mutual interest, the U.S. Geological Survey and Dade County have cooperated in a study of one element of wetland hydrology--the effects that certain land uses have on the surface-water quality (Metropolitan Dade County Planning Department, 1978, p. 49-52).
Date: September 1981
Creator: Waller, Bradley G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Borehole Data-Collection Methods Applicable for the Regional Observation and Monitor Well Program, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Description: From introduction: This report presents some borehole data-collection methods that can be used during the drilling of ROMP or other wells where data collection is a prime objective. Hydraulic, water-quality, and geophysical data-collection methods applicable to the hydrogeology of west-central Florida are emphasized.
Date: September 1981
Creator: Hickey, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Resources of Manatee County, Florida

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is (1) to describe the geology, hydrology, and quality of water of Manatee County and (2) to evaluate the availability of surface and ground water for development. The report provides Manatee County, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and the Florida Department of Natural Resources with a data base and an evaluation of the water resources of the area so that water-quality and water-resource problems and water-management and regulatory needs can be adequately defined and documented.
Date: March 1983
Creator: Brown, David P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Results of Deep-Well Injection Testing at Mulberry, Florida

Description: From abstract: At the Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation plant, Mulberry, Florida, high-chloride, acidic liquid wastes are injected into a dolomite section at depths below about 4,000 feet below land surface. Sonar caliper logs made in April 1976 revealed a solution chamber that is about 100 feet in height and has a maximum diameter of 23 feet in the injection zone.
Date: February 1982
Creator: Hickey, John J. & Wilson, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Quality at and Adjacent to the South Dade County Solid-Waste Disposal Facility, Florida

Description: From introduction: This report is part of a three-site assessment of water-quality conditions in areas of solid-waste disposal in Dade County. It is primarily intended to furnish county water planners and managers with specific water-quality information regarding the quality of landfill leachate, along with generalized observations on the quality impact on contiguous water resources due to leachate encroachment.
Date: 1983
Creator: McKenzie, Donald J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrologic Relations Between Lakes and Aquifers in a Recharge Area near Orlando, Florida

Description: Abstract: The three lakes investigated gain water- from adjoining water-table aquifer and lose water to Floridan aquifer by downward leakage. Net seepage (net exchange of water between lake and aquifers) can be estimated by equation S = AX + BY, where S is net seepage, X represents hydraulic gradient between lake and water-table aquifer, A is lumped parameter representing effect of hydaulic conductivity and cross-sectional area of materials in flow section of water-table aquifer, Y is head difference between lake level and potentiometric surface of Floridan aquifer, and B is lumped parameter representing effect of hydraulic conductivity, area, and thickness of materials between lake bottom and Floridan aquifer. If values of S, X, and Y are available for two contrasting water-level conditions, coefficients A and B are determinable by solution of two simultaneous equations. If the relation between lake- and ground-water level is same on all sides of the lake with regard to each aquifer and if X and Y are truly representative of these relations, then X and Y terms of equation provide valid estimates of inflow to lake from water-table aquifer and outflow from lake to Floridan aquifer.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Lichtler, W. F.; Hughes, G. H. & Pfischner, F. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemical, Physical, and Radiological Quality of Selected Public Water Supplies in Florida, January-May 1979

Description: Abstract: Most public water supplies sampled in Florida meet the National Interim Primary and Proposed Secondary Drinking Water Regulations. This conclusion is based on a water quality reconnaissance of 131 raw and treated public supplies throughout the State during the period January through May 1979. In a few public supplies, primary drinking water regulation maximum contaminant levels were exceeded for mercury, turbidity, and gross alpha particle activity. Secondary drinking water regulations were also occasionally exceeded in some public supplies for such parameters as chloride, pH, color, dissolved solids, iron, and manganese. These parameters, however, are more related to the aesthetic quality of drinking water than to public health aspects.
Date: February 1980
Creator: Franks, Bernard J. & Irwin, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department