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RI17 Ground-Water Geology of the Delaware Atlantic Seashore

RI17 Ground-Water Geology of the Delaware Atlantic Seashore
Publication Type:
Report of Investigation
Publication Date:
Aug 1971
Miller, J.C.

The need for locating additional sources of ground water for the Delaware Atlantic seashore, a predominantly recreation-oriented area, is indicated by an expanding population in the belt between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., combined with increasing leisure time. Present water use in the shore area is approximately 4 million gallons per day and will reach 9.3 million gallons per day by the year 2000. A new geologic interpretation of the occurrence of deep aquifers in the Delaware Atlantic seashore area is presented. Recent data from deep wells has enabled the construction of a more accurate geologic framework upon which the hydrologic data are superimposed. Correlation of Miocene sands concludes that the Manokin aquifer lies at greater depths in southeastern Delaware than previously thought.

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Please give proper credit to the Delaware Geological Survey.

Miller, J.C., 1971, Ground-Water Geology of the Delaware Atlantic Seashore: Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigation 17.

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