Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) CoordinationEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_ASR_coordination
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) relies heavily on Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) technology. The CERP includes approximately 333 ASR wells in South Florida with a total capacity of over 1.6 billion 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. Key Findings: 1) An analysis was conducted to describe and interpret the lithology of a part of the Upper Floridan aquifer penetrated by the Regional Observation Monitoring Program (ROMP) 29A test corehole in Highlands County, Florida. Information obtained was integrated into a conceptual model that delineates likely CERP ASR storage zones and confining units in the context of sequence stratigraphy. Carbonate sequence stratigraphy correlation strategies appear to reduce risk of miscorrelation of key ground-water flow units and confining units. 2) A hierarchical arrangement of rock unit cycles can be identified; High Frequency Cycle formed of peritidal, subtidal, and deeper subtidal) form High Frequency Sequence, and those can be grouped into Cycle Sequences. There appears to be a spatial relation among wells that penetrate water-bearing rocks having relatively high and low transmissivities. 3) Assuming hydrogeologic conditions observed in the ROMP 29A well are representative of in south-central Florida, the uppermost (Lower Hawthorn-Suwannee) of two likely CERP ASR storage zones does not appear to be viable with respect to the proposed 200 CERP ASR facility planned to be sited northwest of Lake Okeechobee. Insufficient data were available to adequately characterize the lower flow zone contained within the Avon Park Formation.
Purpose: PURPOSE: The objectives of this project are to: 1) Track CERP ASR-related activities, 2) Critique ongoing, proposed, and/or completed CERP ASR technical activities, and 3) Suggest or insist changes be made to the technical direction of specific tasks if or when they are identified so they resolve technical uncertainties outlined in the ASR issue team.
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert Renken (retired emertius)
Dataset Title: Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Coordination
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: Maps and DataOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=asr_coord
Start Date: 2002-01-01Stop Date: 2004-12-31
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER FEATURES > AQUIFERS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > AQUIFER RECHARGE > RECHARGE FREQUENCY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > AQUIFER RECHARGE
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Fies, M.A., Renken, R.A., and Komlos, S. (2002-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), Considerations for regional ASR in restoring the Florida Everglades, USA, 341-346, Larger_Work_Citation:
Originator: Dillon, P.J.
Title: Management of Aquifer Recharge for Sustainability, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Artificial Recharge, Adelaide, Australia
Publication_Place: The Netherlands
Publisher: Balkema Publishers
Renken, R.A., Fies, M.W., Komlos, Shawn (2002-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), Technical considerations for a large network of ASR wells in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program, p 87, http://water.usgs.gov/ogw/pubs/ofr0289/, Larger_Work_Citation:
Originator: G.R. Aiken and E. L. Kuniansky, eds.
Title: U.S. Geological Survey Artificial Recharge Workshop Proceedings, Sacramento, California
Series_Name: USGS Open File Report
Ward, W.C., Cunningham, K.J., Renken, R.A., Wacker, M.A., and Carlson, J.I. (2003-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), 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, Open-File Report, 03-201, 34 pages, plus appendices, U.S. Geological Survey, Tallahassee, Florida, http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/ofr03_201_ward.html, Prepared as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program.
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DIF Creation Date: 2014-05-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-03