Klamath Falls Geothermal Area

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Klamath Falls Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Oregon

Exploration Region: Cascades Geothermal Region

GEA Development Phase: Operational"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: 42.23333333°, -121.7666667°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 113°C386.15 K
235.4 °F
695.07 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume:

Mean Capacity: 1.8 MW1,800 kW
1,800,000 W
1,800,000,000 mW
0.0018 GW
1.8e-6 TW

USGS Mean Reservoir Temp: 105°C378.15 K
221 °F
680.67 °R

USGS Estimated Reservoir Volume: 4 km³ [2]

USGS Mean Capacity: 12 MW [2]

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 1

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

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Owners  :
  • Oregon Institute of Technology

Power Purchasers :
  • Pratt & Whitney

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 300 m0.3 km
0.186 mi
984.252 ft
328.083 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 600 m0.6 km
0.373 mi
1,968.504 ft
656.166 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 450 m0.45 km
0.28 mi
1,476.378 ft
492.125 yd

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Geology of the Area

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Geofluid Geochemistry


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NEPA-Related Analyses (1)

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Document # Analysis
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DOE-EA-1621 EA Oregon Institute of Technology 23 September 2008 United States Department of Energy Geothermal/Power Plant

Exploration Activities (0)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paul J. Lienau, Kevin Rafferty, P.E.. 1991. Geothermal District Heating System City of Klamath Falls. Proceedings of Geothermal Resources Council; .: Geothermal Resources Council.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S. Geological Survey. 2008. Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States. USA: U.S. Geological Survey. Report No.: Fact Sheet 2008-3082.

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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