Open-File Report 01-220
Ground-water conditions in Georgia during 2000 and for the period of record were evaluated using data from U.S. Geological Survey ground-water-level and ground-water-quality monitoring networks. Data for 2000 included in this report are continuous water-level records from 133 wells and chloride analyses from 14 wells. Continuous water-level record from one well is incomplete for 2000 because data collection was discontinued.
In general, mean-annual water levels throughout Georgia were lower in 2000, than in 1999. These declines correspond to a major drought that covered most of the State.
Chloride concentration in water from the Upper Floridan aquifer in most of coastal Georgia was within drinking-water standards established by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the Savannah area, chloride concentration has not changed appreciably with time. However, chloride concentration in water from some wells that tap the Floridan aquifer system in the Brunswick area exceeds the drinking-water standards.
First posted February 5, 2010
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