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Title: Low-temperature geothermal resource and stratigraphy of portions of Yakima County, Washington

The low-temperature geothermal resource of portions of Yakima County, south-central Washington, is defined by several least squares linear regression analyses of bottom-hole temperature and depth data. Bottom-hole temperature and depth data were separated into fourteen well data groups based on geographic proximity, land slope azimuth, and position within the regional ground-water flow system. The depths of these wells range from over 50m to almost 600m. The regression analyses of these well data groups indicate that the projected land-surface temperature and geothermal gradient range from 10.6 to 14.0/sup 0/C and from 24.9 to 52.2/sup 0/C/km, respectively. Stratigraphic correlation diagrams developed from borehole geophysical and lithologic logs are given for localities within the lower Yakima, Black Rock, Moxee, Ahtanum, Cowiche, and Naches valleys. These correlation diagrams are combined with their respective borehole temperature logs and well data group predicted temperature curves to assess the validity of the regression analyses and to determine aquifer locations, temperatures, and directions of intra-borehole flow. A regression analysis of data from wells of south-central Washington with bottom-hole depths of over 700m to almost 3km suggests that the projected land-surface temperature and geothermal gradient of this depth interval are 21.8/sup 0/C and 31.3/sup 0/C/km, respectively. The depth tomore » the 100/sup 0/C isotherm is approximately 2513m.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
7098219
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/27014-T2
ON: DE83001433
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-79ET27014
Resource Type:
Technical Report
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Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Research Org:
Washington State Univ., Pullman (USA). Geological Engineering Section
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; WASHINGTON; GEOTHERMAL GRADIENTS; STRATIGRAPHY; BOREHOLES; CORRELATIONS; GEOLOGY; GROUND WATER; HEAT FLOW; HYDROLOGY; ISOTHERM; LITHOLOGY; REGRESSION ANALYSIS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; WELL TEMPERATURE; CAVITIES; FEDERAL REGION X; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MATHEMATICS; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RESERVOIR TEMPERATURE; STATISTICS; USA; WATER Geothermal Legacy 150301* -- Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology-- Geophysical Techniques & Surveys