Groundwater Sampling At Raft River Geothermal Area (1974-1982)

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Exploration Activity: Groundwater Sampling At Raft River Geothermal Area (1974-1982)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Raft River Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Groundwater Sampling
Activity Date 1974 - 1982

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
Collect baseline chemical data
Ground-water monitoring near the Raft River site was initiated in 1974 by the IDWR. This effort consisted of semiannual chemical sampling of 22 irrigation wells near the Raft River geothermal development area. This program yielded useful baseline chemical data; however, several problems were inherent. For example, access to water pumped from the wells is limited to the irrigation season (April through September). All the wells are not continuously pumped; thus, some wells that are sampled one season cannot be sampled the next. In addition, information on well construction, completion, and production is often unreliable or not available.


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