Science Inventory

SALT WATER INTRUSION IN THE UNITED STATES

Citation:

Newport, B. SALT WATER INTRUSION IN THE UNITED STATES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/8-77/011 (NTIS PB272897).

Description:

Salt water intrusion, from one or more sources outlined in this report, has resulted in degradation of subsurface fresh water aquifers in 43 States. Numerous case histories delineating current problems exist, providing adequate documentation of the seriousness of salt water intrusion. Waste from municipal and industrial sources entering natural streams or reservoirs are responsible for the more visible types of pollution; their detection is rapid, their source can usually be identified, and their elimination will result in rapid natural improvement of water quality. In contrast, the clandestine movement of salt water through a fresh water aquifer continues, defying early detection, concealing its origin, and creating long-term problems with expensive remedies.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (REPORT)
Product Published Date: 05/24/2002
Record Last Revised: 12/10/2002
Record ID: 49662

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY