Geophysical Investigations for Groundwater in the Lower Klamath Lake Basin, Oregon
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS), 2003 Symposium on Applications of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) proceedings.
Rowland B. French, Northwest Geophysical Associates, Inc., Corvallis, Oregon;
Margaret D. Jenks, Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Portland, Oregon;
Gerald G. Connard, Northwest Geophysical Associates, Inc., Corvallis, Oregon
Paper — [pdf] GRW_LowerKlamath_SAGEEP_2003
The highly political nature of the situation led to a shot-gun approach to groundwater exploration. An extensive drilling program was initiated in California and a more restricted one in Oregon.
Presented here are the results of a 200-station gravity survey conducted in the northern section of the Lower Klamath Lake Basin integrated with results from other geophysical programs. In the Lower Klamath Lake Basin, geophysical results indicate a more complex geology than anticipated with multiple volcanic units interbedded with the sedimentary units within the basin.