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dc.contributor.authorBacchus, Sydney T.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-26T20:06:09Z
dc.date.available2013-06-26T20:06:09Z
dc.date.issued1999-03
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-06-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48034
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1999 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 30 and 31, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractUnsustainable withdrawals from the Floridan aquifer on the mainland of southeast Georgia have resulted in an estimated decline in the potentiometric surface of approximately 9 m (30 ft) in the location of Cumberland Island. The majority of this largest, most southerly barrier island off the coast of Georgia was designated as a National Seashore in 1972. Ten years later, Congress designated 3,600 ha (9,000 ac) of the 14,560 ha (36,400 ac) federally-owned tract as a "Wilderness Area", to "preserve the scenic, scientific, and historical values" of this natural resource. Unsustainable withdrawals from this regional karst aquifer are known to result in adverse impacts to surface resources beyond the point of withdrawals. However, no record could be found of attempts to determine whether any damage to the National Seashore might have occurred due to the large declines in potentiometric surface of the Floridan aquifer. A ground reconnaissance was conducted in the vicinity of the interior, "Wilderness Area" wetlands, where the greatest potential for adverse impacts related to groundwater withdrawals was predicted to occur. Environmental damage of the nature and magnitude associated with wellfields in Florida was documented in this area. A detailed investigation is recommended to determine the extent of the damage, and the role of past and present groundwater mining on the mainland.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Insttitute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1999. Groundwater and Coastal Issuesen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectFloridan Aquiferen_US
dc.subjectUnsustainable withdrawalsen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic modelsen_US
dc.titleCumberland Island National Seashore: Linking Offshore Impacts to Mainland Withdrawals from a Regional Karst Aquiferen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Institute of Ecologyen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US


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