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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.

Objectives

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).

The monitoring wells are flush-mounted with ground surface to minimize interference with mowers and citrus equipment, and capped to avoid any surface contamination. - click to enlarge

The monitoring wells are flush-mounted with ground surface to minimize interference with mowers and citrus equipment, and capped to avoid any surface contamination. - click to enlarge

Young citrus grove adjacent to older groves (in background) in the vicinity of a Ridge monitoring well. - click to enlarge

Young citrus grove adjacent to older groves (in background) in the vicinity of a Ridge monitoring well. - click to enlarge

Young citrus grove adjacent to older groves (in background) in the vicinity of a Ridge monitoring well. - click to enlarge

Citrus grove irrigated with drip irrigation system - click to enlarge

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