September 15, 2016

Sustaining the Floridan Aquifer
Todd Kincaid, Ph.D. GeoHydros, LLC

Thursday, September 15
Reception: 7:00 p.m.
Business Meeting: 7:15 p.m.
Program:   7:30 p.m.
Location: The King Life Sciences Building, 319 Stadium Drive, FSU, 32304
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Todd Kincaid

Todd Kincaid
Photo by Pilar Barerra

Recent hydrologic studies show that the groundwater flow balance for Wakulla Spring is susceptible to harm from upland groundwater consumption and sea-level rise. Sea level in the northern Gulf of Mexico is rising and the longest records that exist show a slow but consistent decline in aquifer water levels since the 1960’s.

Apparent flow at Spring Creek has changed significantly since 2006 and we are learning to what degree conditions have and are changing. We do know that for the first time in the memory of the oldest native residents in the Spring Creek region, boats need special paint to keep barnacles from growing on their bottoms and conditions at Wakulla Spring have changed as well. Come join hydrogeologist Dr. Todd Kincaid as he discusses the importance of the Floridan Aquifer and ways to help sustain it.

Dr. Todd Kincaid holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology and hydrogeology from the University of Florida and University of Wyoming. He has dedicated most of his professional life to mapping and understanding groundwater flow in many of the world’s karst aquifers. Todd is an avid scuba diver and he has been actively diving since 1979 and pushing the limits of cave and technical diving since 1987. Todd started the consulting company GeoHydros in 1999 to pursue work on caves and karsts, while also helping to establish the non-profit organization Global Underwater Explorers to share his lifelong interest in aquatic conservation.