A Hypothesis Concerning Cyclic Flow of Salt Water Related to Geothermal Heating in the Floridan Aquifer

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Author: F. A. Kohout
Description:This paper describes a warm spring vent offshore of SW Florida. This paper summarizes the hydrogeology of the thick carbonate-evaporite sequence that extends from land surface to the oil horizons at depths of about 11,500 feet below sea level in southern Florida. It sets forth the few known facts about the hydrology of the deep water-bearing rocks and discusses a hypothesis concerning the. cyclic flow of salt water related to geothermal heating in the Floridan aquifer. Meinzer (1923, p. 30) defined an aquifer as a "formation, a group of formations, or part of a formation that is water bearing." The connotation of quantity was included by the statement: "Few if any formations are entirely devoid of gravity ground water, but those that do not contain enough to be of consequence as a source of supply are not rated as water bearing." The quality of the water does not enter the definition, for if it did, a change in quality (as by salt-water encroachment) would correspondingly convert aquifers to nonaquifers. This paper treats permeable water-bearing beds as aquifers even though the contained water might be a brine seven times as salty as sea water and, therefore, normally not considered a source of supply.
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