Multilevel Groundwater Monitoring of Hydraulic Head, Water Temperature, and Chemical Constituents in the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 2014–18

Scientific Investigations Report 2021-5002
DOE/ID-22254
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy
By: , and 

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Abstract

Radiochemical and chemical wastewater discharged to infiltration ponds and disposal wells since the early 1950s at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), southeastern Idaho, has affected the water quality of the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer. In 2006, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, added a multilevel well-monitoring network to their ongoing monitoring program to begin describing the vertical movement and distribution of the chemical constituents in the ESRP aquifer.

The multilevel monitoring system (MLMS) at the INL has been ongoing since 2006, and this report summarizes data collected during 2014–18 from 11 multilevel monitoring wells. Hydraulic head (head) and groundwater temperature data were collected, including 177 measurements from hydraulically isolated depth intervals from 448.0 to 1,377.6 feet below land surface. One port (port 3) within well USGS 134 was not monitored owing to a valve failure.

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Suggested Citation

Twining, B.V., Bartholomay, R.C., Fisher, J.C., and Anderson, C., 2021, Multilevel groundwater monitoring of hydraulic head, water temperature, and chemical constituents in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 2014–18: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5002, 82 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215002.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods and Quality Assurance
  • Hydraulic Head and Temperature Measurements
  • Chemical Constituents in the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer
  • Summary
  • References Cited
  • Appendixes 1–3
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Multilevel groundwater monitoring of hydraulic head, water temperature, and chemical constituents in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 2014–18
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2021-5002
DOI 10.3133/sir20215002
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Idaho Water Science Center
Description Report: viii, 82 p.; Appendix: 1-3
Country United States
State Idaho
Other Geospatial Idaho National Laboratory
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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