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RECORD NUMBER: 5 OF 12
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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.|
|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)|
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.