Effects of Saltwater Intrusion in Puerto Rico

GroundwaterU Video Summary

This video provides an overview of the need for coastal aquifer restoration in Salinas, Puerto Rico, where chloride concentrations in groundwater are high due to saltwater intrusion. The description of the phenomenon is provided by Dr. Eric Harmsen-Truckenbrod and Dr. Gregory Morris-Horton. It includes a conceptual animation of saltwater intrusion (also known as sea water intrusion).

A more accurate illustration showing the water table and saltwater intrusion due to pumping is shown at the following link:

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About this Video

Source: youtu.be/WgUboA5FicA
Video Creator: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), www.youtube.com/user/FEMA
Recommended/Summary by: Andrew Cohen
Curated by GroundwaterU on: 12/15/2021

Video Language: English
Video Category: Policy/Legal, Science/Engineering
Multimedia Type: Film/Pictures, Animation/Simulation
Presentation Style: Lecture, Other
Technical Level: Beginner