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Guidelines and techniques for obtaining water samples that accurately represent the water chemistry of an aquifer

Open-File Report 82-1024

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Abstract

Obtaining ground-water samples that accurately represent the water chemistry of an aquifer is a complex task. Before a ground-water sampling program can be started, an understanding of the kind of chemical data needed and the potential changes in water chemistry resulting from various drilling, well-completion, and sampling techniques is needed. This report provides a basis for such an evaluation and permits a choice of techniques that will result in obtaining the best possible data for the time and money allocated.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Guidelines and techniques for obtaining water samples that accurately represent the water chemistry of an aquifer
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-1024
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Lakewood, CO
Description:
v, 49 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N