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Geochemistry of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer

Fact Sheet 2009-3013

Prepared in cooperation with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board
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Abstract

The Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer in south-central Oklahoma provides water for public supply, farms, mining, wildlife conservation, recreation, and the scenic beauty of springs, streams, and waterfalls. A new understanding of the aquifer flow system was developed as part of the Arbuckle-Simpson Hydrology Study, done in 2003 through 2008 as a collaborative research project between the State of Oklahoma and the Federal government. The U.S. Geological Survey collected 36 water samples from 32 wells and springs in the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer in 2004 through 2006 for geochemical analyses of major ions, trace elements, isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen, dissolved gases, and dating tracers. The geochemical analyses were used to characterize the water quality in the aquifer, to describe the origin and movement of ground water from recharge areas to discharge at wells and springs, and to determine the age of water in the aquifer.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geochemistry of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2009-3013
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.
Time Range Start:
2003-01-01
Time Range End:
2008-12-31