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Main Title Determination of Pollutional Potential of the Ogallala Aquifer by Salt Water Injection.
Author McMillion, Sr, Leslie G. ; Maxwel, Bruce W. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Water Research Center, Ada, Okla.
Year Published 1970
Report Number EPA-FWQA-16060; 11361,; 16060-6/70
Stock Number PB-202 227
Additional Subjects ( Ogallala aquifer ; Water pollution) ; ( Injection wells ; Water pollution) ; ( Brines ; Waste disposal) ; Oklahoma ; Liquid waste disposal ; Oil wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-202 227 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 90p
Field studies were conducted to determine whether contamination of the Ogallala Aquifer could result from the current practice of injection of oil-field brines into the Glorieta Sandstone, which lies 500 to 1,000 feet below the Ogallala in Texas County, Oklahoma--the study area. The project was designed on the basis that for brines to move from the Glorieta to the Ogallala the potentiometric pressures in the Glorieta would have to be higher than water-level elevations of the Ogallala. Since the hydraulic characteristics of the Glorieta Sandstone were needed for determining this fluid relationship, a technique was developed for making aquifer tests in brine disposal wells. The technique has application in certain water resources investigations and in situations similar to that of this study. (Author)