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An update of hydrologic conditions and distribution of selected constituents in water, eastern Snake River Plain aquifer and perched groundwater zones, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, emphasis 2012-15

Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5021

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy
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DOI:10.3133/sir20175021

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Abstract

Since 1952, wastewater discharged to in ltration ponds (also called percolation ponds) and disposal wells at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has affected water quality in the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer and perched groundwater zones underlying the INL. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, maintains groundwater-monitoring networks at the INL to determine hydrologic trends and to delineate the movement of radiochemical and chemical wastes in the aquifer and in perched groundwater zones. This report presents an analysis of water-level and water-quality data collected from the ESRP aquifer, multilevel monitoring system (MLMS) wells in the ESRP aquifer, and perched groundwater wells in the USGS groundwater monitoring networks during 2012-15.

Suggested Citation

Bartholomay, R.C., Maimer, N.V., Rattray, G.W., and Fisher, J.C., 2017, An update of hydrologic conditions and distribution of selected constituents in water, eastern Snake River Plain aquifer and perched groundwater zones, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, emphasis 2012–15: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5021 (DOE/ID-22242), 87 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175021.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Groundwater Monitoring Networks
  • Waste-Disposal Sites at the Idaho National Laboratory
  • Hydrologic Conditions
  • Methods and Quality Assurance of Water Sample Analyses
  • Selected Physical Properties of Water and Radiochemical and Chemical Constituents in the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer
  • Selected Radiochemical and Chemical Constituents in Perched Groundwater at the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Idaho Nuclear Engineering and Environmental Center, and Radioactive Waste Management Complex
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
An update of hydrologic conditions and distribution of selected constituents in water, eastern Snake River Plain aquifer and perched groundwater zones, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, emphasis 2012-15
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2017-5021
DOI:
10.3133/sir20175021
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Idaho Water Science Center
Description:
x, 87 p.
Public Comments:
DOE/ID-22242
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho
Other Geospatial:
Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho National Laboratory
Online Only (Y/N):
Y