Wednesday, June 17, 2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Comprehensive Study on Aquifer Storage & Recovery Capabilities

This is a press release from yesterday (6/16). It is a very interesting read and it's comforting to know so much effort is being put into the Florida aquifers. There are links to the 'Key Findings' and for additional information. Here is an excerpt:
     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released a comprehensive study on research related to the use of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR), an Everglades restoration component proposed as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to recharge, store and recover water underground for ecological restoration uses.
     The ASR Regional Study was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to reduce uncertainties of ASR implementation on hydrological, ecological, and geotechnical conditions in the Greater Everglades.
     “The ASR Regional Study documents the results of over a decade’s worth of scientific and engineering investigations,” said April Patterson, Jacksonville District project manager for the study. “The results of the report will serve as a technical guide when considering ASR implementation as part of future Everglades restoration efforts.”