South Atlantic Water Science Center - Georgia
BRUNSWICK GROUNDWATER PROJECT LINKS
Groundwater Monitoring Program for the Brunswick-Glynn County Area, Georgia
Project Chief: Gregory S. Cherry
In the Brunswick area, saltwater has contaminated the Upper Floridan aquifer for nearly 50 years. Currently within an area of several square miles in downtown Brunswick, the aquifer yields water with a chloride concentration greater than 2,000 milligrams per liter (mg/L), above the State and Federal secondary drinking-water standard of 250 mg/L (Georgia Environmental Protection Division, 1997; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000). Saltwater contamination has constrained further development of the Upper Floridan aquifer in the Brunswick area, which has stimulated interest in the development of alternative sources of water supply, primarily from the shallower surficial and Brunswick aquifer systems.
View chloride-conentration maps, 2010 and 2011, along with the changes over that time period.
Groundwater Monitoring Network
Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network
USGS funded the monitoring equipment with installation date of 10/27/1999. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Georgia has covered the cost of maintenance since that time.