Fresh and Salty Ground Water in Long Island, N.Y.

by N.J. Lusczynski,
W.V. Swarzenski,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 4, Pg. 173-194

Document Type: Journal Paper


Distribution and movement of fresh and salty groundwater in sand, silt, and clay deposits beneath barrier beaches of southwestern Long Island; techniques for study of salt water intrusion were developed during investigation; multiple observation wells were constructed for monitoring intrusion; lower part of deep salty water body has nearly penetrated entire thickness of clay deposits between Rockaway Park and Lido Beach; it is moving, though very slowly, toward underlying fresh-water aquifer tapped by public supply wells.

Subject Headings: Soil analysis | Clays | Penetration tests | Soil water movement | Salt water intrusion | Fresh water | Groundwater | Islands

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