3 Real Life Florida Groundwater Issues -- Depleted Aquifers--This endangers our Springs,causes sinkholes, and also causes saltwater to contaminate our wells.Drought, Development and excessive groundwater pumping has contribute our depletion of water flow.
Springs are Depleting
100 springs in Florida are being monitored Florida’s water management districts.
Surface water evaporates from by energy of the sun. The water vapor then forms clouds in the sky. Depending on the temperature and weather conditions, the water vapor condenses and falls to the earth as different types of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, hail). Some precipitation moves from high areas to low areas on the earth's surface and into surface water bodies. This is known as surface runoff. Other precipitation seeps into the ground and is stored as groundwater.