An investigation was done by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the California State Water Resources Control Board's Program of Regional Groundwater Monitoring of Water Quality in Areas of Oil and Gas Production, to assess the effects of oil and gas production activities on nearby groundwater resources. During November 2016 September 2017, 30 samples were collected at groundwater wells and 1 sample was collected at a surface-water site. This dataset contains site information and water chemistry results for samples collected near the Lost Hills and North and South Belridge oil fields, Kern County, California. Samples were analyzed for water-quality indicators, major and minor ions, nutrients, trace elements, volatile organic compounds, naturally occurring radioactive material, geochemical and age-dating tracers, dissolved organic carbon, low molecular weight organic acids, dissolved standard and hydrocarbon gases, and dissolved noble and atmospheric gases. Quality-control samples including replicates; source-solution, equipment, and field blanks; laboratory spikes; and split samples for interlab comparisons were collected and summarized in this data release.
Water chemistry data for samples collected at groundwater and surface-water sites near the Lost Hills and Belridge oil fields, November 2016-September 2017, Kern County, California