Ground-water flow in the Gulf Coast aquifer systems, south central United States

a preliminary analysis
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Other titlesGround water flow in the Gulf Coast aquifer systems, south central United States, a preliminary analysis
Statementby Alex K. Williamson, Hayes F. Grubb, and Jonathan S. Weiss.
SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 89-4071, A contribution of the Regional Aquifer-Systems Analysis Program, Contribution of the Regional Aquifer System Analysis Program
ContributionsGrubb, Hayes F., Weiss, Jonathan S., Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Ground-water flow in a ,square-mile area of the south-central United States was modeled for the effect of withdrawing freshwater at the rate of nearly 10 billion gallons per day in from regional aquifers in the Mississippi Embayment, the Texas coastal uplands, and the coastal lowlands aquifer systems.

A major objective of the Gulf Coast Regional Aquifer-System Analysis is to use digital models of regional groundwater flow systems to develop better understanding and to improve management of the resource. Modeling is used to synthesize information about the aquifer systems and to Ground-water flow in the Gulf Coast aquifer systems hypotheses about the relative importance of the components of the systems.

Get this from a library. Ground-water flow in the Gulf Coast aquifer systems, south central United States: a preliminary analysis. [Alex K Williamson; Hayes F Grubb; Jonathan S Weiss; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. Ground-water flow in the Gulf Coast aquifer systems, south-central United States (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Alex K Williamson; Hayes F Grubb; Geological Survey (U.S.).

Ground-water flow in the Gulf Cost aquifer systems, south-central United States Groundwater flow in the Gulf Coast aquifer systems, south-central United States: Responsibility: by Alex K. Williamson and Hayes F. Grubb. The principal sources of ground water withdrawn in the Gulf Coast RASA study area are three regional aquifer systems; the Mississippi embayment aquifer system, the Texas coastal uplands aquifer system, and the coastal lowlands aquifer system (fig.

1, Grubb,Cited by: 3. The gulf coast regional aquifer systems comprise one of the largest, most complicated, and interdependent aquifer systems in the United States. The Gulf Coast South central United States book Aquifer-System Analysis Author: Mark Kasmarek.

Hydrogeology and simulation of ground-water flow and land-surface subsidence in the northern part of the Gulf Coast aquifer system, Texas. Scientific Investigations Report In cooperation with the Texas Water Development Board and the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District.

An aquifer can be compared to a bank account, and ground water occurring in an aquifer is analogous to the money in the account. Hydrologists refer to this type of accounting as a water budget.

Ground water can be recharged (deposited) by infiltration from precipitation, surface water. The Southeastern Coastal Plain aquifer system underlies an area of more thansquare miles in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

The aquifer system ranks 15th in the nation as a source of groundwater for public supply, with about million gallons per day pumped for this and other uses in rows  Texas Water.

Development Board. The Gulf Coast Aquifer is a major aquifer. General Information. Title: Ground-water flow in the Gulf Coast aquifer systems, south-central United States Author(s): Williamson, A.K., and Grubb, H.F.

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Publishing Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Series and Number: Professional Paper F Larger Work: Regional aquifer-system analysis -- Gulf Coastal Plain Publication Date: Map Scale:NONLINEAR-REGRESSION FLOW MODEL OF THE GULF COAST AQUIFER SYSTEMS IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL UNITED STATES By Logan K.

Kuiper ABSTRACT Multiple-regression methodology was used to calibrate a time-dependent, variable-density ground-water flow model with subsidence of the deep, regional gulf coast aquifer systems in the south-central United by: 4.

To the northeast of the Brazos River, the two units are indistinguishable. Baker (, ) assigned the Miocene Oakville/Fleming geologic units to the Jasper aquifer, which has been best characterized along the northeastern Texas Gulf Coast, north of the Brazos River. Geochemistry of ground water in the Gulf Coast Aquifer systems, south-central United States Water-Resources Investigations Report By: R.A.

Pettijohn. Ground-water flow analysis of the Mississippi embayment aquifer system, south-central United States - Plan of study to determine if the isotopic ratios?15N and?18O can reveal the sources of nitrate discharge by the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico - National Water Summary Ground-Water Quality: Mississippi.

VI CONTENTS PLATES 13 Maps of the coastal lowlands aquifer system showing: Altitude and configuration of top and total thickness of zone D confining unit Altitude and configuration of top, total thickness, and percentage and aggregate thickness of sand, permeable zone D (middle Miocene deposits) Cited by: 6.

The Coastal Lowlands aquifer system ranks fourth in the nation as a source of groundwater for public supply and fifth as a source of private domestic supply, providing about one billion gallons per day for this use. The cities of Houston, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Mobile are included within the boundaries of the aquifer.

determined from the simulation of regional ground-water flow as part of the Gulf Coast Regional Aquifer-System Analysis project. In the simulation model, hydraulic conductivities are separated into two groups: coarse-grained sediments (sands) and fine-grained sediments (silts and clays).Cited by: 6.

The objectives of revitalizing and updating the NC-SC RASA models are to improve our understanding of the Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system flow paths and recharge; and to evaluate groundwater and surface-water interactions and the potential for reduction in both stream base flow and discharge to wetlands and estuaries as a result of increased groundwater.

As a part of the Texas Water Development Board Ground-Water Availability Modeling program, the U.S.

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Geological Survey developed and tested a numerical finite-difference (MODFLOW) model to simulate ground-water flow and land-surface subsidence in the northern part of the Gulf Coast aquifer system. AQUIFERS AND QUALITY OF GROUND WATER ALONG THE GULF COAST OF WESTERN FLORIDA By Jack T.

Barraclough and Owen T. Marsh ABSTRACT A study of electric logs, well cuttings, and chemical analyses of water from wells in the western Florida Panhandle reveals the relation of the quality of ground water to the geology.

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The NACP aquifer system underlies an area with a population of more than 21 million people in six states. The NACP aquifer system ranks seventh in the nation as a source of groundwater for public supply, providing about million gallons per day for this use.

The cities of Washington, D.C., New York, Baltimore and Richmond are included within the boundaries of the aquifer. Large quantities of water for municipal, industrial and agriculture use are supplied from the aquifers in Tertiary and younger sediments over an area of aboutsquare miles in the Coastal Plain of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.

Three regional aquifer systems, the Mississippi Embayment aquifer system. Groundwater Quality of Coastal Aquifer Systems in the Eastern Coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, Saudi Arabia Article (PDF Available) November with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The Mississippi Embayment aquifer system is composed of six regional aquifers covering aboutsquare miles in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. The flow analysis presented in this report as part of the Gulf Coast Regional Aquifer-System Analysis study pertains to five aquifers in sediments of the Wilcox.

The maximum total sand thickness for the Gulf Coast Aquifer ranges from feet in the south to 1, feet in the north. Water quality varies with depth and locality, but is generally good in the central and northeast-ern parts of the aquifer and declines to the south where the productivity of the aquifer decreases.

The aqui. Report Chapter 17 - The Challenge of Managing Groundwater in the Gulf Coast Aquifer: Recognizing and Incorporating Divergent Value Systems Regarding Groundwater as a Resource by James A.

Dodson Report Chapter 18 - Assessment of Shallow Recharge and Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions for the LSWP Study Region, Central Texas Coast by.

The Gulf Coast Aquifer is a coastal aquifer stretching all along the Gulf Coast, from Florida through Texas and into Mexico. It lies below the southern portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, along with over half the states of Louisiana and Florida.

The Gulf Coast Aquifer is over miles wide in most sections. Central portion of the Gulf Coast Aquifer SystemGroundwater Availability Model (GAM).

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) contracted with Waterstone Environmental Hydrology and Engineering, Inc. (who was teamed with Intera, Inc., Parsons Engineering Science, Inc., and several individual experts) to develop a model of the central part of the Gulf Coast Aquifer in.

As part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Regional Aquifer-System Analysis (RASA) program, the Gulf Coast RASA was initiated to investigate all Tertiary and Quaternary aquifers underlying the Coastal Plain in the south-central United States. Geohydrologic units that make up two of the three regional aquifer systems Mississippi embayment and Texas coastal uplands in the area .Williams, L.J., Dausman, A.D., and Bellino, J.C., b, The rate and magnitude of regional groundwater-level decline in the Floridan Aquifer System and its relation to ground-water pumpage and relative confinement of the system to recharge: NGWA Ground Water Summit and Ground Water Protection Council Spring Meeting, Baltimore MD, May.Ground-water flow analysis of the Mississippi embayment aquifer system, South-Central United States (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors.