Artificial Recharge to the Floridan Aquifer System, Orlando Area, Central Florida

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by E. R. German, US Geological Survey, United States,
L. A. Bradner, US Geological Survey, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Artificial Recharge of Ground Water:

Abstract: Approximately 400 drainage wells exist in Orange County, central Florida. The rate of recharge through drainage wells is limited by the rate of surface flow to the wells; the hydraulic properties of weirs, overflow pipes, and well casings; or the water level above the top of the casing. The rate commonly is not limited by the hydraulic properties of the very transmissive aquifer system.

Subject Headings: Aquifers | Drainage wells | Artificial recharge | Recharge wells | Water resources | Surface properties | Drainage systems | North America | Florida | United States | Orlando

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