Title: Karst Terrain of the North Coast of Puerto Rico, Figure 6: Map Showing Extention of Rio Grande of Manati to the Rio Cibuco Area
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Title: Karst Terrain of the North Coast of Puerto Rico, Figure 6: Map Showing Extention of Rio Grande of Manati to the Rio Cibuco Area
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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 6: Map Showing Extention of Rio Grande of Manati to the Rio Cibuco Area
General Note: Box 7, Folder 1 ( Vail Conference 1987 - 1987 ), Item 79
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Fig. 6 Map Showing Extention of Rio Grande of ManatI
to the Rio Cibuco Area.








aquifer. in contrast to the artesian aquifer it is only

found in the east zone. The Lares limestone is the more

important aquifer because the Montebello, the most

productive aquifer, does not exist in this area. The

pollution of these aquifers is not well documentated, but

there are some landfills in the area that could be

producing pollution. If project sites were to increase

pumping rates on wells, this would produce a decrease of the

aquifer water level and eventually cause intrusion of salt

water into the pumping well.

The Rio Cibuco to Rio de la Plata Area (Fig. 7) makes.

up the rest of the north coast of Puerto Rico. The major

water supplies in this area are mainly from the groundwater.

The increase of industry as well as agriculture could easily

produce problems within the water table. Trichloroethylene

has already been discovered in the town of Vega Alta causing

the abandonment of some of the wells supplying water to the

town.

The last area of discussion is in the San Juan

metropolitan area (Fig. 8). The construction of a reservoir

on the Rio Loiza and the la Plata rivers has decreased the

dependence on ground water supplies in this area. The water

table in this area is susceptible to sea-water intrusion.

The area mainly includes the Cibao formation, the Aguada

limestone and the Aymamon limestone. The Artesian aquifer

is composed of the San Sebatian formation.






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