USGS: Chemistry and Age of Groundwater in the Piceance Structural Basin #ColoradoRiver

Piceance Basin
Piceance Basin

Click here to read a copy. Click here for the release. Here’s the 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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