Title: Karst Terrain of the North Coast of Puerto Rico, Figure 4: Map Showing Extenstion of Aguadilla to Rio Grande of the Arecibo Area
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Title: Karst Terrain of the North Coast of Puerto Rico, Figure 4: Map Showing Extenstion of Aguadilla to Rio Grande of the Arecibo Area
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Karst Terrain of the North Coast of Puerto Rico, Figure 4: Map Showing Extenstion of Aguadilla to Rio Grande of the Arecibo Area
General Note: Box 7, Folder 1 ( Vail Conference 1987 - 1987 ), Item 77
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Fig. 4 Map Showing Extention of Aguadilla to Rio Grande of the Arecibo Area.








well developed, but there is not much data to prove this

fact. Deep well installation is needed to help provide a

better understanding of this area. Criterion for this

assumption is the existence of an impermeable marl in the

Cibao formation. The well developed karst features look to

favor the development of the water table aquifer (Aguada,

Aymamon). Pollution problems in these areas are mainly

distributed locally. Major sources of pollutants are from

domestic and municipal land fills rather than from

industrial sources based on the fact that industry is not

well developed in this area.
The Rio Grande de Arecibo to Rio Grande de Manati Area

(Fig. 5) is the most problematic area of the five discussed.

The industrial development is the highest with

pharmaceutical and other industries pumping water from the

water table aquifer. Domestic use also draws a major supply

of water from the aquifer. All of the competition for the

water supply is producing a major problem of salt-water

encroachment into the area. A second problem is that

industries are discharging wastes into the aquifer system

threw sinkhole disposals and by accidental waste spillage.

Many of the accidental waste spills are created by natural

causes as sinkholes open up under waste tanks causing the

pollutants to spill into the sinkholes and gain access to
the aquifer.
In the Rio Grande de Manati to Rio Cibuco Area, (Fig.

6) the Aymamon limestone is the most important water table




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