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Main Title Meeker Well and Other Phenomena in the Vicinity of the Meeker Dome, Rio Blanco County, Colorado - A Summary Report on the Feasibility of Control of Seepage of Saline Ground Water.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, Colo. Technical Support Branch.
Year Published 1972
Report Number SA/TSB-15;
Stock Number PB-255 258
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Salt water intrusion ; Water wells ; Salinity ; Monitoring ; Seepage ; Water quality ; Water analysis ; Infrared detection ; Colorado ; Water quality data ; Meeker(Colorado) ; Rio Blanco County(Colorado)
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NTIS  PB-255 258 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 61p
The occurrence of saline seeps in the vicinity of the Meeker Dome, near Meeker, Colorado in 1970 caused concern, as expressed by the State of Colorado and landowners. Of special concern was the fact that the seepage occurred less than two years after the plugging of the so-called 'Meeker Well' and the Kritsas 1 and 2 wells. Questions arose, obviously, as to whether 'replugging' of wells would correct the problems caused by seepage and whether land-restoration (to agricultural productivity) methods were available. This report presents the water chemistry and aerial infrared imagery obtained by EPA to assist in the clarification.