Water availability in southwest Georgia and northeast Florida
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How to Cite

Hundemer, Sadie, and Martha C. Monroe. 2021. “Water Availability in Southwest Georgia and Northeast Florida: FOR368/FR438, 10/2021”. EDIS 2021 (5). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fr438-2021.


Stretching from Mississippi to South Carolina, the Floridan Aquifer is the main source of freshwater for southwest Georgia and north Florida. It provides drinking water for approximately 10 million people, supports agriculture and tourism, and sustains the ecosystem. The aquifer’s capacity is large but limited, and meeting the area's water demands will require balancing withdrawals from the aquifer with replenishment from rainfall, a particularly difficult problem in drier times.

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Geological Survey 1464, p. 82.USGS, Reston, VA. https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1464

Marella, R. L., and M. P. Berndt. 2005. "Water Withdrawals and Trends from the Floridan Aquifer System in the Southeastern United States, 1950–2000" US Geological Survey 1278. USGS, Reston, VA. http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/cir1278

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