Geochemical identification of the saltwater source affecting surface and ground waters near the Washita River, Garvin County, Oklahoma

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Authors:Whittemore, Donald O.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS, United States
Source:Open-File Report - Kansas Geological Survey, No.2004-58, 14p. Publisher: Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS, United States
Publication Date:2004
Note:In English. 5 refs.
Summary:Saltwater was found in surface and ground waters in an area near the Washita River in Garvin County, Oklahoma, in September 2004. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) requested the assistance of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) for a geochemical identification of the saltwater source. Fox Hollow Consultants in Oklahoma worked with the OCC in the investigation of the saltwater contamination and collected water and oil-field brine samples that they sent to the KGS for chemical analysis and interpretation. The project name listed for the samples is Newman Drilling and the property name is Lanoy. The general location of the samples is Sec. 14, T. 1 N., R. 1 E. The KGS used the methods of Whittemore (1984, 1988, 1995) to determine the saltwater source. These methods are also cited in Richter and Kreitler (1993); see, for example, pages 28, 66, 102, 128, 131, 132, 181, and 182 in their book. The KGS received a total of 14 surface and ground waters and three oil-field brines (Table 1). Copies of the chain-of custody forms are in the Appendix. The surface and ground waters included four spring and seep samples, one stream (river tributary) sample, one pond sample, water from a borehole, six samples from different depths and at different times from a plugged water well, and water from a monitoring well.
Subjects:Boreholes; Brines; Bromide ion; Bromine; Chloride ion; Chlorine; Geochemistry; Ground water; Halogens; Hydrochemistry; Hydrology; Identification; Iodine; Mixing; Observation wells; Pollution; Rivers and streams; Salt water; Seepage; Solutes; Springs; Surface water; Water pollution; Water quality; Water wells; Garvin County Oklahoma; Oklahoma; United States; Washita River valley
Coordinates:N343000 N345200 W0965600 W0974200
Record ID:2018027558
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