Identification of Potential Brackish Groundwater Production Areas – Blaine Aquifer

Project Summary:

The study will involve the collection and mapping of existing water quality information and identification of candidate well logs to supplement water quality delineation within the aquifer. For selected well logs digital images will be acquired and entered into the BRACS database, and the logs will be analyzed to estimate water quality. The resulting combined dataset will be used to (1) delineate fresh, brackish, and saline groundwater, (2) calculate these volumes, (3) identify Potential Production Areas, and (4) create a model of the Potential Production Areas over 30-and-50 year periods without having significant impact on the Blaine Aquifer.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Jean Broce-Perez
Funding Recipient:
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
Project Administrator:
T. Neil Blandford, P.G.
Project Start Date:
January 6, 2016
Project Completion Date:
September 30, 2016
Total Project Cost:
$200,000
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
$200,000
Benefits:
The well logs, the database, and report can be used by researchers and decision-makers to further characterize brackish groundwater resources within the extent of the Blaine Aquifer in Texas and assist in the site selection of future groundwater desalination projects.

Project Details

Participants

Project Sponsors:

Texas Water Development Board
Jean Broce-Perez - Contract Manager
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-2865

Funding Recipient:

Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
6020 Academy NE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Project Manager:

T. Neil Blandford, P.G.
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
6020 Academy NE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87109
nblandford@dbstephens.com
505-822-9400

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Proposals in Texas Register November 10, 2015
Initial Statement of Interest received by TWDB November 24, 2015
Study approved by TWDB Board January 6, 2016
Contract executed April 11, 2016

Progress Reports

Meetings

  • Stakeholder Meeting: Stakeholder Meeting on the brackish groundwater mapping project for the Blaine Aquifer will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM at Gateway Groundwater Conservation District offices located at 109 West 11th Street, Quanah, Texas 79252.
  • Stakeholder Meeting: Stakeholder Meeting on the brackish groundwater mapping project for the Blaine Aquifer will be held on Thursday, August, 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM at Bura Handley Community Building Club Room located at 802 10th Street, Wellington, Texas 79095.

Final Report

 

 

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