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Data for assessing the susceptibility of groundwater used for drinking water supply from selected principal aquifers of the Western United States, 2004-2018

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2004-12-13
End Date
2018-01-17

Citation

Faulkner, K.E., and Jurgens, B.C., 2019, Data for assessing the susceptibility of groundwater used for drinking water supply from selected principal aquifers of the Western United States, 2004-2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9U9ZSBN.

Summary

Groundwater age distribution and susceptibility to natural and anthropogenic contaminants were assessed for selected principal aquifers of the Western United States: the Central Valley aquifer system (CVAL), the Basin and Range basin-fill aquifers (BNRF), the Rio Grande aquifer system (RIOG), the High Plains aquifer (HPAQ), the Columbia Plateau basaltic-rock aquifers (CLPT), and the Colorado Plateaus aquifers (COPL). Groundwater ages were estimated by calibration of environmental tracers (tritium, tritiogenic helium-3, chlorofluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, carbon-14 and radiogenic helium-4) to lumped parameter models (LPMs) for 1,353 samples from 1,182 sample locations. Groundwater samples were collected from wells (mainly drinking-water) [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Kirsten E. Faulkner
Originator :
Kirsten E. Faulkner, Bryant C. Jurgens
Metadata Contact :
Kirsten E. Faulkner
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
California Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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Purpose

To understand groundwater age and susceptibility to natural and anthropogenic contamination, dissolved gas and environmental tracer data were collected from wells in important principal aquifers of the Western United States between 2004 and 2018.

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