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Assessment of surface water chloride and conductivity trends in areas of unconventional oil and gas development—Why existing national data sets cannot tell us what we would like to know

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Zachary H Bowen, Gretchen P Oelsner, Brian S Cade, Tanya J Gallegos, Aida M Farag, David N Mott, Christopher J Potter, Peter J Cinotto, Melanie L Clark, William M Kappel, Timothy M Kresse, Cynthia P Melcher, Suzanne Paschke, David D Susong, and Brian Varela, 2015, Assessment of surface water chloride and conductivity trends in areas of unconventional oil and gas development—Why existing national data sets cannot tell us what we would like to know: AGU Publications.

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Heightened concern regarding the potential effects of unconventional oil and gas development on regional water quality has emerged, but the few studies on this topic are limited in geographic scope. Here we evaluate the potential utility of national and publicly available water-quality data sets for addressing questions regarding unconventional oil and gas development. We used existing U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data sets to increase understanding of the spatial distribution of unconventional oil and gas development in the U.S. and broadly assess surface water quality trends in these areas. Based on sample size limitations, we were able to estimate trends in specific conductance (SC) and chloride [...]

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier 10.1002/2014WR016382

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noteBowen Z.H., Oelsner, G.P., Cade, B.S., Gallegos, T.J., Farag, A.M., Mott, D.M., Potter, C.J., Cinotto, P.J., Clark, M.L., Kappel, W.M., Kresse, T.M., Melcher, C.P., Paschke, S.S., Susong, D.D., and Varela, B.A., (2015). Assessment of surface water chloride and conductivity trends in areas of unconventional oil and gas development—Why existing national data sets cannot tell us what we would like to know. Water Resources Research. AGU. doi: 10.1002/2014WR016382
journalAGU Publications
languageEnglish

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