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Downloadable PDF:A Summary of the Hydrogeology of the Geothermal Reservoir at Susanville, California
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A Summary of the Hydrogeology of the Geothermal Reservoir at Susanville, California
Current conceptual models of the hydrogeology of the geothermal aquifer in the vicinity of Susanville, California are based on a number of investigative efforts. The most comprehensive and insightful work to date is that of Benson, et al. ; Sanyal et al. ; and the U.S Bureau of Reclamation . More recent work completed for the California Energy Commission (WEN,INC.; 1989) supports the conclusions reached in the previous studies and yielded new information regarding a vertical hydraulic connection between the geothermal aquifer and overlying non-thermal aquifers. All of the information tendered in these works is not reprised in the ensuing discussion. Instead, salient aspects of the hydrogeology are addressed in order that re-injection of the heat-spent thermal effluent from the City of Susanville's district space-heating system can be discussed in the context of the hydrogeologic conditions known or believed to exist in this area. To download this resource, please see the link provided.
May 30, 1991
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William E. Nork, Inc.
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Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada, Reno MS178
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