EFFECTS OF PAVED SURFACES ON RECHARGE TO THE FLORIDAN AQUIFER IN EAST-CENTRAL FLORIDA - A CONCEPTUAL MODEL

The percentage of paving that can occur in Floridan aquifer recharge areas in east-central Florida and not reduce the net recharge to the Floridan aquifer is a function of many variables that include rainfall, depth to water table, depth to potentiometric surface of the Floridan, evaporation from paved areas, evapotranspiration from unpaved areas, runoff, pattern of paving, and leakage coefficient of the confining beds. Equations that incorporate those variables are developed and coupled to produce a conceptual model that indicates relative amounts of water available for recharge and percentage of unpaved area under which increased Floridan aquifer recharge rates must occur.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Orange County Board of County Commissioners, Orlando, FL.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Geological Survey

    F Street Between 18th and 19th Street, NW
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  • Authors:
    • Tibbals, C H
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USGS/WRD/WRI-79/075
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM