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  • Main Title The 1983 Temperature Gradient and Heat Flow Drilling Project for the State of Washington


  • Author: Korosec, Michael A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Washington (State). Division of Geology and Earth Resources.
    Place of Publication: Olympia, Washington
    Additional Info: Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia, Washington


  • Creation: 1983-11-01


  • English


  • Content Description: During the Summer of 1983, the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources carried out a three-hole drilling program to collect temperature gradient and heat flow information near potential geothermal resource target areas. The project was part of the state-coupled US Department of Energy Geothermal Program. Richardson Well Drilling of Tacoma, Washington was subcontracted through the State to perform the work. The general locations of the project areas are shown in figure 1. The first hole, DNR 83-1, was located within the Green River valley northwest of Mount St. Helens. This site is near the Green River Soda Springs and along the projection of the Mount St. Helens--Elk Lake seismic zone. The other two holes were drilled near Mount Baker. Hole DNR 83-3 was sited about 1/4 km west of the Baker Hot Springs, 10.5 km east of Mount Baker, while hole DNR 83-5 was located along Rocky Creek in the Sulphur Creek Valley. The Rocky Creek hole is about 10 km south-southwest of the peak. Two other holes, DNR 83-2 and DNR 83-4, were located on the north side of the Sulphur Creek Valley. Both holes were abandoned at early stages of drilling because of deep overburden and severe caving problems. The sites were apparently located atop old landslide deposits.


  • Keyword: Heat Flux
  • Keyword: Geology
  • Keyword: Geothermal Resources
  • Keyword: Geothermal Legacy
  • Keyword: Washington
  • Keyword: Lakes
  • Keyword: Temperature Gradients
  • Keyword: Targets
  • Keyword: Drilling
  • Keyword: Caving
  • STI Subject Categories: 15 Geothermal Energy
  • Keyword: Well Drilling Geothermal Legacy
  • Keyword: Overburden
  • Keyword: Streams
  • Keyword: Landslides
  • Keyword: Hot Springs


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: DOE/ET/27014-T12
  • Grant Number: AC07-79ET27014
  • DOI: 10.2172/891165
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 891165
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc876304