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Inorganic chemistry data for groundwater wells near selected oil fields in the southwestern San Joaquin Valley, central California

January 6, 2021

This digital dataset contains geochemical and other information for 1,209 samples of groundwater from 343 wells located within 3-miles of the Buena Vista, Elk Hills, Midway-Sunset, and North and South Coles Levee oil fields in the southwestern San Joaquin Valley of central California. Data were compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from preexisting datasets and transferred manually into two separate data files described as follows: 1) a summary data file identifying each well, it's location, basic well construction, the number of chemistry samples and period of record, and data sources; and 2) a data file of geochemistry analyses for selected water-quality indicators, major and minor ions, nutrients, and trace elements, plus parameter code and (or) method, reporting level, reporting level type, and supplemental notes. A data dictionary was created to describe the geochemistry data file and is provided with this data release.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Inorganic chemistry data for groundwater wells near selected oil fields in the southwestern San Joaquin Valley, central California
DOI 10.5066/P9XK9AQ1
Authors Loren F Metzger, Phillip J Herrera, Olga Rodriguez, Kevin C Gereghty
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization California Water Science Center