A Summary of the Hydrogeology of the Geothermal Reservoir at Susanville, California

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Author: Nork, W.E.
Description: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. [1980]; Sanyal et al. [1984]; and the U.S Bureau of Reclamation [1982]. 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.
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Organization Name: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Street: University of Nevada, Reno MS178
City: Reno
State: NV
Zip: 89557
Phone: 775-784-6691
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North Bounding Latitude: 40.4891
South Bounding Latitude: 40.196
East Bounding Longitude: -120.424
West Bounding Longitude: -120.792