The Floridan aquifer system is one of the most productive<br>aquifers in the world. This aquifer system underlies an area of<br>about 100,000 square miles in southern Alabama, south-eastern<br>Georgia, southern South Carolina, and all of Florida. The<br>Floridan aquifer system provides water for several large cities,<br>including Savannah and Brunswick in Georgia; and Jacksonville,<br>Tallahassee, Orlando, and St. Petersburg in Florida. Locally,<br>the Floridan is intensively pumped for industrial and irrigation<br>supplies. During 1985, an average of about 3 billion gallons per<br>day of fresh water was withdrawn from the Floridan for all<br>purposes (Miller, 1990). Despite the huge volumes of water that<br>are being withdrawn from the aquifer system, water levels have<br>not declined greatly except locally where pumpage is concentrated.


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