Overview Of The Lake City, California Geothermal System

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Conference Paper: Overview Of The Lake City, California Geothermal System

Following a spectacular mud volcano eruption in 1951, the Lake City geothermal system has been intermittently explored for 44 years. A discovery well was drilled 30 years ago. The geothermal system is associated with a two mile-long, north-south trending, abnormally complex section of the active Surprise Valley fault zone that has uplifted the Warner Mountains by as much as 14,000' in the past 14 my. The known reservoir consists of a 337°F fractured production zone between depths of 4500 and 4946' in the Phipps #2 well, sited directly on the range-front fault. Production is from dacitic to rhyolitic Tertiary volcanic rocks. Temperature-gradient data show the natural heat loss of the geothermal field is comparable to the Soda Lake and Beowawe geothermal fields in Nevada currently producing between 12 and 16 megawatts of electricity

Walter R. Benoit, Colin Goranson, Steven Wesnousky and David Blackwell

GRC, 2004

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