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Preliminary results from exploratory sampling of wells for the California oil, gas, and groundwater program, 2014–15

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McMahon, P.B., Kulongoski, J.T., Wright, M.T., Land, M.T., Landon, M.K., Cozzarelli, I.M., Vengosh, Avner, and Aiken, G.R., 2017, Preliminary results from exploratory sampling of wells for the California oil, gas, and groundwater program, 2014–15 (ver 1.1, January 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1100, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161100.

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In 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) sampled water wells in the Los Angeles Basin and southern San Joaquin Valley, California, and oil wells in the San Joaquin Valley for analysis of multiple chemical, isotopic, and groundwater-age tracers. The purpose of this reconnaissance sampling was to evaluate the utility of tracers for assessing the effects of oil and gas production activities on groundwater quality in California. The study was done in cooperation with the California State Water Resources Control Board. Results of the study are intended to help design a regional groundwater-monitoring program to be implemented as part of California Senate Bill 4 (SB 4 statutes of 2013). The regional monitoring program plans to [...]

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editionVersion 1.0: Originally posted August 3, 2016; Version 1.1: January 31, 2017
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tableOfContents<ul> <li>Introduction</li> <li>Sample Collection and Analysis</li> <li>Tracers of Salinity in Groundwater</li> <li>Tracers of Methane in Groundwater</li> <li>Tracers of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater</li> <li>Tracers of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Oil-Field-Formation Water</li> <li>Conclusion</li> <li>Acknowledgements</li> <li>References Cited</li> </ul>

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