Evaluating how surface water injection and infiltration into our aquifers affects water chemistry. Research in this area includes water-rock interaction and metals mobilization often found in Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR); Florida springs and aquifer system ambient geochemistry data collection and interpretation; and water quality trends analysis. Recent FGS projects in this research area include:
The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) was contracted by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to produce a map depicting the state’s vulnerability to sinkhole formation following a mass sinkhole event triggered by record rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby in June of 2012. The three-year project began with a pilot study in three northern Florida counties: Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.