Crystal Hot Springs Pump Test Analysis, Utah

The Results Of The November 7, 1978 Pump Test Of The Flowing Geothermal Well Near Crystal Hot Springs Are Encouraging. The Aquifer Can Probably Support Several More Low-Capacity Wells Without Diminishing The Natural Discharge To The Ponds At Crystal Hot Springs. The Alluvial Aquifer Is Tight, And Large Diameter Wells May Not Be Able To Produce More Water Than Smaller, Less Costly Wells. All Wells Should Be Completed In Bedrock. I Believe That The Fractured Quartzite Is Leaking Hot Water To The Overlying Alluvial Aquifer. An Observation Well And An Additional Pump Test Will Be Needed To Assess This Inferred Leakage And The Accompanying Vertical Movement Of Water And Delayed Yield From Storage. A Thin Hole Within 30 Feet Of The Flowing Well, Similar To The Temperature Gradient Holes But With Perforated Pvc Casing, Would Be An Adequate Observation Well That Might Later Be Adaptable To Production. Egi Reference Number Gl04089

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Citation Date 1978-12-15T00:00:00

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Author

Name Christian Smith
Email sbivens@egi.utah.edu

Geographic Extent

North Bound 42
South Bound 37
East Bound -109.04
West Bound -114.07