Saline water in the Little Arkansas River basin area, South-central Kansas

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Authors:Leonard, R. B.; Kleinschmidt, M. K.
Source:Chemical Quality Series, 3, 24p. Publisher: Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS, United States. ISSN: 0161-0910
Publication Date:1976
Note:In English. 14 refs. Hydrogeol. maps
Summary:Ground water in unconsolidated deposits of Pleistocene age in part of the Little Arkansas River basin in Kansas has been polluted by the influx of saline water. The source of the saline water generally is oil-field brine that leaked from disposal ponds on the land surface. Locally, pollution by saline water also has been caused by upwelling of oil-field brine injected under pressure into the ' lost-circulation zone ' of the Lower Permian Wellington Formation and, possibly, by leakage of brine from corroded or improperly cased disposal wells. Anomalously high concentrations of chloride ion in some reaches of the Little Arkansas River probably can be attributed to pollution by municipal wastes rather than from inflow of saline ground water. (Woodard-USGS)
Subjects:Chemical composition; Composition; Ground water; Hydrogeology; Salinity; Water quality; Harvey County Kansas; Kansas; McPherson County Kansas; Reno County Kansas; Rice County Kansas; Sedgwick County Kansas; United States; Little Arkansas River basin; South-central; Hydrogeologic maps
Coordinates:N374000 N383000 W0971000 W0990000
Record ID:1977042293
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from USGS product, Selected Water Resources Abstracts, Reston, VA, United States
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