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Scientific Investigations Map 3288

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Hydrogeologic Framework and Geologic Structure of the Floridan Aquifer System and Intermediate Confining Unit in the Lake Okeechobee Area, Florida

By Ronald S. Reese

Thumbnail of and link to report PDF (2.10 MB)Abstract

The successful implementation of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) as a water-management tool requires detailed information on the hydrologic and hydraulic properties of the potential water storage zones. This report presents stratigraphic and hydrogeologic sections of the upper part of the Floridan aquifer system and the overlying confining unit or aquifer system in the Lake Okeechobee area, and contour maps of the upper contacts of the Ocala Limestone and the Arcadia Formation, which are represented in the sections. The sections and maps illustrate hydrogeologic factors such as confinement of potential storage zones, the distribution of permeability within the zones, and geologic features that may control the efficiency of injection, storage, and recovery of water, and thus may influence decisions on ASR activities in areas of interest to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

First posted February 21, 2014

  • Map Sheets 1-8 PDF (29 MB)
    This is an electronic copy of Map Sheets 1-8 for Straigraphic and hydrogeologic Sections, Upper contact of the Ocala Limestone and Avon Park, and Arcadia Formation.
  • Appendix 1 and 2 XLSX (246 KB)
    This is an electronic copy of Appendix 1 and 2 that provides an inventory of all wells used, and the formation contact depths used in this study.

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Suggested citation:

Reese, R.S., 2014, Hydrogeologic framework and geologic structure of the Floridan aquifer system and intermediate confining unit in the Lake Okeechobee area, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3288, 8 sheets, plus 12-p. pamphlet,

ISSN 2329–132X (online)




Hydrogeologic Framework

Geologic Features

Summary and Conclusions



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