Snake River Plain FORGE: Site Characterization Data Welhan et al 2016 SGW paper on thermal and geochemical anomalies in the ERSP

The site characterization data used to develop the conceptual geologic model for the Snake River Plain site in Idaho, as part of phase 1 of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) initiative. This collection includes data on seismic events, groundwater, geomechanical models, gravity surveys, magnetics, resistivity, magnetotellurics (MT), rock physics, stress, the geologic setting, and supporting documentation, including several papers. Also included are 3D models (Petrel and Jewelsuite) of the proposed site.

Data for wells INEL-1, WO-2, and USGS-142 have been included as links to separate data collections.

These data have been assembled by the Snake River Geothermal Consortium (SRGC), a team of collaborators that includes members from national laboratories, universities, industry, and federal agencies, lead by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Other contributors include the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CEAS), the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, University of Wyoming, University of Oklahoma, Energy and Geoscience Institute-University of Utah, US Geothermal, Baker Hughes

Campbell Scientific Inc., Chena Power, US Geological Survey (USGS), Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Geological Survey, and Mink GeoHydro. Welhan et al, 2016. "Thermal and Geochemical Anomalies in the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer: Contributions to a Conceptual Model of the Proposed FORGE Test Site." from the 41st Stanford Geothemal Workshop. Data from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (NWIS) database reveal the existence of a number of thermally anomalous areas on the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer, most of them near its margins, and NWIS temperature and chemistry data provided conclusive evidence that thermal waters originating in the hot rhyolitic rocks underlying the ESRP basalts inject heat and solute mass into the overlying ESRP aquifer.

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