Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 185.
Welcome to the International Geological Congress field trip T185-Hydrogeology of the Floridan aquifer system.
The Floridan aquifer system, one of the world's most prolific aquifers, underlies a large area in the southeastern United States encompassing the States of Florida and parts of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Throughout much of this area, the Floridan aquifer system provides vast quantities of potable groundwater to municipal, industrial and private wells. In limited areas such as southern Florida and many coastal areas, the Floridan aquifer system waters are not potable due to the presence of high chloride levels.