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Fact Sheet 2014–3050

Prepared in cooperation with Miami-Dade County

Using State-of-the-Art Technology to Evaluate Saltwater Intrusion in the Biscayne Aquifer of Miami-Dade County, Florida

By Scott T. Prinos

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The fresh groundwater supplies of many communities have been adversely affected or limited by saltwater intrusion. An insufficient understanding of the origin of intruded saltwater may lead to inefficient or ineffective water-resource management. A 2008–2012 cooperative U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Miami-Dade County study of saltwater intrusion describes state-of-the art technology used to evaluate the origin and distribution of this saltwater.

First posted June 23, 2014

For additional information, contact:
Director, USGS Florida Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
4446 Pet Lane, Suite 108
Lutz, FL 33559

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Suggested citation:

Prinos, S.T., 2014, Using state-of-the-art technology to evaluate saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer of Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3050, 6 p.,

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