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Compilation of cores and cuttings from U. S. Government-sponsored geothermal wells

Description: This compendium lists the repositories holding geothermal core and well cuttings from US government-sponsored geothermal wells. Also, a partial listing of cores and cutting from these wells is tabulated, along with referenced reports and location maps. These samples are available to the public for research investigations and studies, usually following submission of an appropriate request for use of the samples. The purpose of this compilation is to serve as a possible source of cores and cuttin… more
Date: July 1, 1980
Creator: Mathews, M.; Gambill, D.T. & Rowley, J.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Retrospective examination of geothermal environmental assessments

Description: Since 1976, the Department of Energy (DOE) has supported a variety of programs and projects dealing with the exploration, development, and utilization of geothermal energy. This report presents an overview of the environmental impacts associated with these efforts. Impacts that were predicted in the environmental analyses prepared for the programs and projects are reviewed and summarized, along with measures that were recommended to mitigate these impacts. Also, for those projects that have gon… more
Date: March 1, 1984
Creator: Webb, J. W.; Eddlemon, G. K. & Reed, A. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evidence of former higher temperatures from alteration minerals, Bostic 1-A well, Mountain Home, Idaho

Description: Cuttings from the silicic volcanics in the Bostic 1-A well near Mountain Home, Idaho have been examined petrographically with the assistance of x-ray diffraction and electron microprobe analyses. Results indicate that these rocks have been subjected to much higher temperatures than were observed in the well in 1974, when a static temperature log was run. It is not known to what extent the alternation may be due to greater depth of burial in the past, or whether it resulted from an early hydroth… more
Date: January 1, 1982
Creator: Arney, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Habitat Evaluation and Monitoring in the Columbia River Basin, Final Report.

Description: The law established the Northwest Power Planning Council to prepare and adopt a regional conservation and electric power plan, and a program to protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife. The objectives are the development of regional plans and programs related to energy conservation, renewable resources, other resources, and protecting mitigating, and enhancing fish and wildlife resources and to protect, mitigate, and enhance the fish and wildlife, including related spawning grounds and … more
Date: December 1, 1986
Creator: Everson, Larry B.; Campbell, Charles J.; Craven, Richard E. & Welsh, Thomas L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hydrology and geochemistry of thermal ground water in southwestern Idaho and north-central Nevada

Description: The study area occupies about 14,500 square miles in southwestern Idaho and north-central Nevada. Thermal ground water occurs under artesian conditions, in discontinuous or compartmented zones, in igneous or sedimentary rocks of Tertiary age. Ground-water movement is generally northward. Temperatures of the ground water range from about 30/sup 0/ to more than 80/sup 0/C. Chemical analyses of water from 12 wells and 9 springs indicate that nonthermal waters are a calcium bicarbonate type; therma… more
Date: December 1, 1980
Creator: Young, H. W. & Lewis, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Removal of silica from Raft River geothermal water

Description: Lack of sufficient quantities of clean surface or near-surface water at Raft River for cooling purposes dictates that cooled geothermal fluid, effluent from the Raft River 5 MW(e) Pilot Power Plant, must also be used as condenser coolant. Prior testing revealed that a water-treatment system would be required to reduce silica and calcium concentrations of the cooling fluid. The water-treatment system specified was to use dolomitic lime for both pH adjustment and source of magnesium. The dolomiti… more
Date: June 1, 1980
Creator: Suciu, D. F. & Miller, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Proceedings of the 1960 Idaho Conference on Reactor Kinetics Held at Sun Valley, Idaho, October 12-14, 1960

Description: >Thirty papers are included on reactor kinetics with emphasis being placed on reactor safety and design considerations resulting from kinetic work. Information is presented on power excursion programs, reactor transfer function determination and application, reactor instability and thermal-hydraulic problems, and analytical methods in reactor kinetics. The accomplishments in the field and areas needing emphasis are discussed and summarized. Constructive suggestions are made on program direction… more
Date: July 1, 1962
Creator: Haire, J. C. & Bright, G. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Impact of increased coal consumption in the Pacific Northwest

Description: The objectives of the National Coal Utilization Assessment are: Identification of the environmental, health and socioeconomic impacts to be expected from the increased use of coal; investigation of mitigation strategies that might be used to manage these impacts; and establishment of working relationships with state and regional agencies and utilities. A number of energy issues were identified in the course of the study. Probably the most significant issues in this region are the siting of coal… more
Date: March 1, 1978
Creator: Burnham, J.B. (comp.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Middle Fork and Upper Salmon River Habitat Improvement Implementation Plan, FY 1988-1992.

Description: This document presents an implementation plan for completing the phase II portion of the Middle Fork and Upper Salmon River Habitat Improvement Agreement. Underseeding of spawning adult salmon and steelhead, high instream sediment levels, a lack of habitat diversity in the form of overhanging riparian vegetation and edge, and barriers to both adult and juvenile anadromous fish migration were identified as the principal factors limiting anadromous fish production in the project area. Underseedin… more
Date: February 1, 1988
Creator: Andrews, John & Everson, Larry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wildlife Protection, Mitigation, and Enhancment Plan: Minidoka Dam: Final Report.

Description: A wildlife protection, mitigation, and enhancement plan has been developed for the US Bureau of Reclamation's Minidoka Dam and Reservoir in south-central Idaho. Specific objectives of this study included the following: Develop protection, mitigation, and enhancement goals and objectives for target wildlife species; identify potential protection, mitigation, and enhancement opportunities to achieve the mitigation objectives; and coordinate project activities with agencies, tribes, and the public… more
Date: April 1, 1991
Creator: Meuleman, G. Allyn; Martin, Robert C. & Hansen, H. Jerome
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Application of direct contact heat exchangers to geothermal power production cycles. Project review, December 1, 1974--May 31, 1977

Description: Work performed on the development of direct contact heat exchanger power cycles for geothermal applications is reviewed. The period covered in the report is from the inception of the project in 1974 through May 31, 1977. Results from a large experimental program on heat exchanger develpment as well as from many analyses of components and cycle performance and economics are given. A number of working fluids and operating conditions have been considered, and no major obstacles for the implementat… more
Date: January 1, 1977
Creator: Jacobs, H. R.; Boehm, R. F. & Hansen, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radiological survey of the radioactive sands and residues at Lowman, Idaho

Description: No uranium ore milling was performed at the Lowman site, which is located approximately 0.8 km northeast of the town of Lowman, Idaho. Nevertheless, approximately 80,000 metric tons of radioactive sands and residues from upgrading of heavy minerals by physical processing methods remain on the site grounds. Measurements of external gamma radiation 1 m above the surface showed exposure rates up to 2.4 mR/hr on site, but the exposure rate off site quickly dropped to the background level in all dir… more
Date: August 1, 1980
Creator: Haywood, F. F.; Burden, J. E.; Ellis, B. S.; Loy, E. T. & Shinpaugh, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Trends in household energy conservation attitudes and behaviors in the northwest: 1983-1987

Description: The objective of this report is to present the results of a 1987 telephone survey on attitudes and behaviors toward energy conservation and to compare them with the results of similar surveys in 1983 and 1985. The surveys were conducted in the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) service area: Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Western Montana. Data collected during the surveys were analyzed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory to assist the BPA in its energy conservation program planning, design, and m… more
Date: June 1, 1988
Creator: Schultz, R. W. & Bailey, B. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Review of water resource potential for developing geothermal resource sites in the western United States

Description: Water resources at 28 known geothermal resource areas (KGRAs) in the western United States are reviewed. Primary emphasis is placed upon examination of the waer resources, both surface and ground, that exist in the vicinity of the KGRAs located in the southwestern states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico. In most of these regions water has been in short supply for many years and consequently a discussion of competing demands is included to provide an appropriate perspective o… more
Date: July 1, 1980
Creator: Sonnichsen, J.C. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Renewable Resources: a national catalog of model projects. Volume 4. Western Solar Utilization Network Region

Description: This compilation of diverse conservation and renewable energy projects across the United States was prepared through the enthusiastic participation of solar and alternate energy groups from every state and region. Compiled and edited by the Center for Renewable Resources, these projects reflect many levels of innovation and technical expertise. In many cases, a critique analysis is presented of how projects performed and of the institutional conditions associated with their success or failure. … more
Date: July 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Idaho Habitat Evaluation for Off-Site Mitigation Record : Annual Report 1987.

Description: The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been monitoring and evaluating existing and proposed habitat improvement projects for steelhead (Salmo gairdneri) and chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Clearwater and Salmon River drainages over the last four years. Projects included in the evaluation are funded by, or proposed for funding by, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) under the Northwest Power Planning Act as off-site mitigation for downstream hydropower development on th… more
Date: April 1988
Creator: Petrosky, Charles E. & Holubetz, Terry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of the response of the Raft River monitor wells to the 1979 injection tests

Description: The geothermal resource for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Raft River Geothermal 5 MWe Power Project is located in a closed ground water basin in southcentral Idaho. Chemical analyses indicate the existence of natural communication along fractures between the geothermal reservoir and the shallower aquifers developed for irrigation. Much of the ground water that is presently used for irrigation is of poor quality. Injection of geothermal fluids at intermediate depths may increase communication… more
Date: September 1, 1980
Creator: Spencer, S. G. & Callan, D. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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