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dc.contributor.authorStone, Peter A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-05T13:38:05Z
dc.date.available2013-07-05T13:38:05Z
dc.date.issued2007-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48247
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 27-29, 2007, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe distribution of ground-water radiocarbon ages from the Tertiary limestone aquifer (includes the Floridan aquifer) in South Carolina shows both a typical trend for a regional sedimentary aquifer plus a less commonly reported occurrence of disjunct outliers of recharging and thus high vulnerability to contamination located farther down the regional flow system. The main recharge area, and thus high vulnerability, is apparently in the updip Tertiary sand aquifers of the upper (inner) coastal plain that receive recharge directly and only later deliver this as ground water to the limestone formations by lateral coastward flow. In places, a considerable degree of isolation ("confinement") and protection is achieved by the time and location that this flow reaches the sand-to-limestone lateral transition near the outer (seaward) edge of the inner coastal plain. A substantial to high degree of isolation and protection is achieved or maintained in the limestone aquifer in a large part of the middle and lower coastal plain, basically where the Cooper marl and related confining layers occur. Notable exceptions exist though even within these downflow areas. Recharging and thus high vulnerability occurs in large or small-but-intense areas isolated within interior and coastal portions of the middle and lower coastal plain.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 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. 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, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397) or the other conference sponsors.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2007. Poster Presentationsen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectGround-water radiocarbon agesen_US
dc.subjectTertiary limestone aquiferen_US
dc.subjectWater contaminationen_US
dc.subjectRecharge areasen_US
dc.subjectWell protectionen_US
dc.titleDistribution of Recharging and Vulnerability of the Tertiary Limestone Aquifer, South Carolina: Regional Gradients and Important Outliersen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameSouth Carolina. Dept. of Health and Environmental Controlen_US
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