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Title: Progress report on the geothermal assessment of the Jordan Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah

Abstract

Two known geothermal areas have been investigated previously in the Jordan Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah. These reports indicate meteoric water is being circulated to depth and heated by the ambient temperature derived from normal heat flow. This warm water subsequently migrates upward along permiable fault zones. The gravity survey conducted in the valley indicates a number of fault blocks are present beneath the unconsolidated valley sediments. The faults bounding these blocks could provide conduits for the upward migration of warm water. Four areas of warm water wells, in addition to the two known geothermal areas, have been delineated in the valley. However, the chemistry of the Jordan Valley is quite complex and at this time is not fully understood in regard to geothermal potential. Thick sequences of unconsolidated valley fill could conceal geothermal areas due to lateral dispersion or dilution within the principal aquifer, as well as retardation of warm water flow allowing time for cooling prior to discharge in wells or springs. Other areas are possibly diluted and cooled by high quality, ground water recharge from snow melt in the Wasatch Range.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, Salt Lake City
OSTI Identifier:
7369408
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/12079-39; ESL-59; CONF-8105132-23
ON: DE82003944
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Geothermal energy exploration and resource assessment technical conference, Glenwood Springs, CO, USA, 4 May 1981; Related Information: In: Geothermal direct heat program: Glenwood Springs technical conference proceedings. Volume I. Papers presented, State Coupled Geothermal Resource Assessment Program, by
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; UTAH; GEOLOGY; GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; HYDROLOGY; AQUIFERS; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; GRAVITY SURVEYS; GROUND WATER; HOT SPRINGS; MAGNETIC SURVEYS; RECHARGE; EXPLORATION; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RESOURCES; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; SURVEYS; THERMAL SPRINGS; USA; WATER; WATER SPRINGS; Geothermal Legacy; 150201* - Geology & Hydrology of Geothermal Systems- USA- (-1989); 150301 - Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology- Geophysical Techniques & Surveys

Citation Formats

Klauk, R H, Darling, R, Davis, D A, Gwynn, J W, Murphy, P J, Ruscetta, C A, and Foley, D. Progress report on the geothermal assessment of the Jordan Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Klauk, R H, Darling, R, Davis, D A, Gwynn, J W, Murphy, P J, Ruscetta, C A, & Foley, D. Progress report on the geothermal assessment of the Jordan Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah. United States.
Klauk, R H, Darling, R, Davis, D A, Gwynn, J W, Murphy, P J, Ruscetta, C A, and Foley, D. Fri . "Progress report on the geothermal assessment of the Jordan Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7369408.
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title = {Progress report on the geothermal assessment of the Jordan Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah},
author = {Klauk, R H and Darling, R and Davis, D A and Gwynn, J W and Murphy, P J and Ruscetta, C A and Foley, D},
abstractNote = {Two known geothermal areas have been investigated previously in the Jordan Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah. These reports indicate meteoric water is being circulated to depth and heated by the ambient temperature derived from normal heat flow. This warm water subsequently migrates upward along permiable fault zones. The gravity survey conducted in the valley indicates a number of fault blocks are present beneath the unconsolidated valley sediments. The faults bounding these blocks could provide conduits for the upward migration of warm water. Four areas of warm water wells, in addition to the two known geothermal areas, have been delineated in the valley. However, the chemistry of the Jordan Valley is quite complex and at this time is not fully understood in regard to geothermal potential. Thick sequences of unconsolidated valley fill could conceal geothermal areas due to lateral dispersion or dilution within the principal aquifer, as well as retardation of warm water flow allowing time for cooling prior to discharge in wells or springs. Other areas are possibly diluted and cooled by high quality, ground water recharge from snow melt in the Wasatch Range.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
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