Modeling-Computer Simulations At Raft River Geothermal Area (1979)

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Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At Raft River Geothermal Area (1979)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Raft River Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations
Activity Date 1979

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
To evaluate the hydrodynamics of the unconfined aquifer.
 
Notes
This study covers about 1000 mi2 (2600 km2) of the southern Raft River drainage basin in south-central Idaho and northwest Utah. The main area of interest, approximately 200 mi2 (520 km2) of semiarid agricultural and rangeland in the southern Raft River Valley that includes the known Geothermal Resource Area near Bridge, Idaho, was modelled numerically. Computed and estimated transmissivity values range from 1200 ft2 per day (110 m2 per day) to 73,500 ft2 per day (6830 m2 per day). It satisfactorily reproduced the historic water-level decline over the period 1952 to 1965.


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