Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
Lake Wales Ridge Groundwater Study
The groundwater study was initiated in 1999 and monitoring is ongoing. It is supported by cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
The objectives of the groundwater study are to provide early warning of agrichemicals leaching into the groundwater system, to describe temporal trends, and to gain insight into factors influencing the transport and fate of agricultural chemicals in the subsurface. The well network is envisioned to be monitored long term (20 or more years).