Strategies for Operation of Orange County Water District Talbert Seawater Intrusion Barrier, California

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by Kevin McGillicuddy,
Timothy Sovich,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water:

Abstract: Heavy groundwater production in the area of coastal Orange County accounts for large seasonal fluctuations in water levels that can cause groundwater gradients to reverse seasonally. The Talbert Seawater Intrusion Barrier is operated by targeting injection into the aquifers most influenced by groundwater production in an effort to balance the seasonally-reversing groundwater gradients induced by pumping.

Subject Headings: Salt water intrusion | Groundwater | Seasonal variations | Aquifers | Sea water | Pumps | Water level | Water treatment | North America | California | United States

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