HGS RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT – Impacts of Coastal Shrimp Ponds on Saltwater Intrusion and Submarine Groundwater Discharge
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This paper investigates the potential impact that aquaculture can have on solute transport and saltwater intrusion in coastal settings. In shrimp pond #aquaculture, saline ponds are perched on top of agricultural soils above a freshwater aquifer. In this study the authors have investigated several scenarios (varying pond water salinity, ponded water depth and farm/pond width) to see how it impacts a previously unstudied process contributing to groundwater salinization.