Modeling of Saltwater Intrusion from Brackish Canals in Southeast Florida: Dynamics and Management Implications
Zhang, G. Patrick
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Salt water intrusion has been a major threat to the water supply in south Florida since the 1960's. There are three types of salt water intrusion: ocean, brackish water canal, and remnant seawater. Most salt water intrusion research has been focused on ocean saltwater intrusion and the freshwater lenses of atoll islands. As the population has grown in south Florida, the drainage from land development has significantly lowered the groundwater level, making the salt water intrusion from the canal one of the major forms of intrusion.