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Ground Water in Freshwater-Saltwater Environments of the Atlantic Coast

Ground water is a vital resource for communities and ecosystems of the Atlantic coastal zone. Ground-water withdrawals for public supplies, agriculture, industry, and other uses in coastal counties from Maine to Florida were about 7.7 billion gallons per day in 1995, and in many coastal communities, ground water is the primary or sole source of drinking-water supply. Ground water sustains the flow of coastal streams and rivers and is a source of freshwater to coastal ponds, wetlands, and other coastal ecosystems. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a long history of conducting scientific studies of ground water in the Atlantic coastal zone. This Circular draws heavily on the body of scientific knowledge developed over several decades of USGS monitoring and studies.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-22 14:31:24
Description Ground water is a vital resource for communities and ecosystems of the Atlantic coastal zone. Ground-water withdrawals for public supplies, agriculture, industry, and other uses in coastal counties from Maine to Florida were about 7.7 billion gallons per day in 1995, and in many coastal communities, ground water is the primary or sole source of drinking-water supply. Ground water sustains the flow of coastal streams and rivers and is a source of freshwater to coastal ponds, wetlands, and other coastal ecosystems. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a long history of conducting scientific studies of ground water in the Atlantic coastal zone. This Circular draws heavily on the body of scientific knowledge developed over several decades of USGS monitoring and studies.
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Source United States Geological Survey
Keyword Groundwater, Freshwater, Salt water
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-22 14:25:51
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-22 14:39:20
Creator Paul M. Barlow
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-22 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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