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Water chemistry data for samples collected at groundwater sites near the Fruitvale oil field, September 2016-February 2017, Kern County, California

July 23, 2018

As part of the California State Water Resources Control Board's Regional Groundwater Monitoring Program of Water Quality in Areas of Oil and Gas Production, during September 2016-February 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey collected and analyzed groundwater and associated quality-control (QC) samples from 14 water-production wells located within a three mile buffer zone of and in the Fruitvale Oil field, 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. In total, 240 constituents and water-quality indicators were measured. Quality-control samples including replicates; source-solution, equipment, and field blanks; laboratory spikes; and split samples for interlab comparisons were collected at approximately 10 percent of the wells. The water well and associated quality-control sample data are presented in this data release.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Water chemistry data for samples collected at groundwater sites near the Fruitvale oil field, September 2016-February 2017, Kern County, California
DOI 10.5066/F7ZW1K7T
Authors Joshua C. Johnson, Sharon L. Qi, M.T. Wright, Anthony J. McCarlson, J.A. Teunis, Tracy A. Davis
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization California Water Science Center