Injectivity Test At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Benoit, Et Al., 2000)

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Exploration Activity: Injectivity Test At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Benoit, Et Al., 2000)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Dixie Valley Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Injectivity Test
Activity Date 1997 - The date "ongoing" was not understood.The date "ongoing" was not understood.

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
Injection tests of various waters was needed for an augmentation program started to maintain reservoir water levels.
 
Notes
Loss of water in the Dixie Valley Geothermal Reservoir due to evaporative cooling at the power plant resulted in the need for an injection augmentation program. The program started in 1997 and required obtaining water rights and conducting extensive tests of various waters for scaling potential. The new injection program utilized cold shallow ground water rich in Ca and Mg. In order to stabilize the geothermal reservoir an injection augmentation rate of about 30 kg/sec was needed. Monitoring of the shallow cold water aquifer has shown that it should be capable of supplying water indefinitely.

 
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