SOHE PROBLEMS ON WHICH BASIC RESEARCH IS NEEDED
Collctioon- of lo tim basic data on
(a) Delineation of recharge areas and tracing underground water
(b) Evaporation and evapo-transpiration. Effect of cover, soil
type, temperature and other variables.
(c) The hydrology of Florida. Collection and publication of a
comprehensive aet of vell logs for various areas of the State.
(d) Salt-water intrusion in Florida. (Continuation of published
(e) Rainfall runoff relationships in Florida.
Quality and treatment.
(a) The chemical quality of surface and ground waters* (Contin-
uation of published studies.)
(b) Hourly, daily and seasonal variations in chemical quality of
streams most likely to be used by our industries.
(c) New and improved methods of water analysis.
(d) The connate brines of Florida and their potential industrial
(e) Hydrogen sulfide in Florida ground waters.
(f) Geo-chemistry of Florida waters.
(g) Determination of trace elements in surface and ground waters.
(h) Lianological studies of lakes and streams.
(i) Surface and ground water pollution studies,
(3) Effect of dissolved solids in irrigation waters on plant life
and crop growth.
Other specialized problems.
(a) The preparation of fresh water from sea water or saline brines.
(Continuation of research in progress. Federally sponsored.
$22,100 for 195L-55.)
(b) Removal of fluoride ion from water by selective ion exchange.
(Continuation of present work. Federally sponsored. $5,fo00
for I95%-55 and 1955-56.)
(o) Deteradne costs of building and operating two-way (drainage-
irrigation) water control systems.
(d) Establish experimental production function for water and water-
fertilizer combinations in raising fruits, vegetables, pasture
plants and other crops.
(e) New or improved methods of water treatment.
(f) Variables affecting the carrying capacity of water iains in
(g) Application of cathodic protection of metal surfaces under
(h) Methods for eradicating or controlling the growth of the water
(i) Protective coatings for water works structures.
(j) Cha ical aspects of the problem of the Red Tide.