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U.S. Geological Survey, Greater Everglades Science Initiative (Place-Based Studies)
Fiscal Year 2003 Project Summary Report
Project Title: ASR Coordination
Project Start Date: 2002 Project End Date: 2004
Web Sites: not applicable
Location (Subregions, Counties, Park or Refuge): south Florida, Lake Okeechobee, Hillsboro Canal, and Caloosahatchie River
Funding Source: USGS's Greater Everglades Science Initiative (PBS)
Principal Investigator(s): R.A. Renken
Project Personnel: R.A. Renken
Associated / Linked Projects: CERP ASR pilot and regional Project Management Teams, PBS ASR retrospective, CERP funded project to examine existing core material.
Overview & Objective(s): The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan relies heavily on ASR technology. The CERP includes approximately 333 ASR wells in South Florida with a total capacity of over 1.6 billions gallons per day. Much of the 'new water' in the CERP is derived from storing excess water that was previously discharged to the ocean. However, this new water would not be very useful unless there is a place to store it for use during dry periods. ASR is included in the CERP as one mechanism to provide this storage. Despite construction of some ASR facilities by local utilities, there remains a considerable number of significant technical and engineering-related uncertainties.
The objectives of this project are to:
Status: In late FY02-early FY 03, CERP sponsors (USACE and SFWMD) planned to conduct and complete 5 early-start regional ASR activities. The USGS study that evaluated core material in a Highlands County well was the first to be completed and the only one thus far resulting in a publishable document.
Recent & Planned Products:
Fies, M.A., Renken, R.A. and Komlos, Shawn, 2002, Considerations for regional ASR in restoring the Florida Everglades, USA, in Dillon, P.J., Management of Aquifer Recharge for Sustainability, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Artifical Recharge, Adelaide, Australia, The Netherlands: A.A. Balkema Publishers, p. 341-346.
Renken, R.A., Fies, M.W., Komlos, Shawn, 2002, (Abstract) Technical considerations for a large network of ASR wells in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program in Kuniansky, E.K., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Artificial Recharge Workshop Proceedings, Sacramento, California, April 2-4, 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 02-89, p 84.
Ward, W.C., Cunningham, K.J., Renken, R.A., Wacker, M.A., and Carlson, J.I., 2003, Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of the Regional Observation Monitoring Program (ROMP) 29A Test Corehole and Its Relation to Carbonate Porosity and Regional Transmissivity in the Floridan Aquifer System, Highlands County, Florida: Prepared as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-201, 34 p., plus appendixes (http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/ofr03_201_ward.html).
Relevance to Greater Everglades Restoration Information Needs:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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