Water's Journey through natural and human systems
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Monroe, Martha, and Gabriela Sullivan. 2022. “Water’s Journey through Natural and Human Systems: FOR374/FR445, 12/2021”. EDIS 2021 (6). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fr445-2021.


Residents, farmers, and businesses in southwestern Georgia and northern and central Florida depend on the groundwater from the Floridan Aquifer. The availability of this clean water is important for natural ecosystems, agriculture, the economy, tourists, and the people who call Florida and Georgia home. This factsheet will provide an overview of the Floridan Aquifer and how water from the Floridan Aquifer cycles through natural and human systems.

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