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Selected hydrologic data from the vicinity of Rayburns and Vacherie salt domes, northern Louisiana salt-dome basin

Open-File Report 80-217

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Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy is considering salt domes in northern Louisiana as possible sites for storage of nuclear waste. As part of this National Waste Terminal Storage (NWTS) Program, the U.S. Geological Survey is conducting a regional study of the geohydrology of the northern Louisiana salt-dome basin. Field studies involving the collection of data began in 1977. Data-collection networks were established for both ground- and surface- water sources, primarily in the vicinity of two salt domes, Rayburns and Vacherie. Groundwater data collection involved measuring water levels and sampling existing production wells and test wells drilled by the Louisiana State University for Environmental Studies. Samples were analyzed for one or more of the following categories of chemical constituents: inorganic, trace metal, and radiochemical. A network of surface-water stations was set up for measuring discharge and collecting periodic samples. Initial sampling was for analysis for inorganic chemical constituents and radioactive elements. Subsequent sampling has been for inorganic chemical constituents. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Selected hydrologic data from the vicinity of Rayburns and Vacherie salt domes, northern Louisiana salt-dome basin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-217
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
v, 23 p. ill., maps ;27 cm.