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Chemistry and age of groundwater in the Piceance structural basin, Rio Blanco county, Colorado, 2010-12

Fact Sheet 2013-3047

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Abstract

Fourteen monitoring wells were sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, to better understand the chemistry and age of groundwater in the Piceance structural basin in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, and how they may relate to the development of underlying natural-gas reservoirs. Natural gas extraction in the area has been ongoing since at least the 1950s, and the area contains about 960 producing, shut-in, and abandoned natural-gas wells.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chemistry and age of groundwater in the Piceance structural basin, Rio Blanco county, Colorado, 2010-12
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2013-3047
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Colorado Water Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Time Range Start:
2010-01-01
Time Range End:
2012-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
County:
Rio Blanco County
Other Geospatial:
Piceance Structural Basin
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