MT Pothole Wetlands
Poplar Oil Field
USGS Produced Waters Program
Williston and PRB Groundwater Availability Study
Risk Assessment of Brine Contamination
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Article: Monitoring and modeling wetland chloride concentrations
in relationship to oil and gas development - Post van der Burg, MAx,
and Brian A. Tangen. 2014.
assessment of brine contamination to aquatic resources from energy
development in glacial drift deposits: Williston Basin, USA - Preston,
Todd M. and Tara L. Chesley-Preston. 2014.
Investigations Report 2014–5055: Conceptual Model of
the Uppermost Principal Aquifer Systems in the Williston and Powder
River Structural Basins, United States and Canada - Long, A.J.,
Aurand, K.R., Bednar, J.M., Davis, K.W., Mckaskey, J.D.R.G., and Thamke,
Investigations Report 2014–5047: Hydrogeologic Framework
of the Uppermost Principal Aquifer Systems in the Williston and Powder
River Structural Basins, United States and Canada - Thamke, J.N.,
LeCain, G.D., Ryter, D.W., Sando, Roy, and Long, A.J. 2014.
Investigations Report 2014-5024:
Delineation of brine contamination in and near the East Poplar oil
field, Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Northeastern Montana, 2004-09 -
Thamke, J.N. and Smith, B.D., 2014.
Investigations Report 2014–5017: Brine contamination to aquatic
resources from oil and gas development
in the Williston Basin,
United States: U.S. Geological Survey - Gleason,
R.A., and Tangen, B.A., eds., 2014.
Report 2013–1288: Borehole Geophysical Data for the East
Poplar Oil Field Area, Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Northeastern Montana,
1993, 2004, and 2005 - Smith, B.D., Thamke, J.N., and Tyrrell, C., 2014.
Fact Sheet 2014–3010: A framework
for assessing water and proppant use and flowback water extraction
associated with development of continuous petroleum resources -
Haines, S.S., Cook, T.A., Thamke, J.N., Davis, K.C., Long, A.J., Healy,
S.J., and Engle, M.A., 2014.
GIS-based vulnerability assessment of brine contamination to aquatic resources
from oil and gas development in eastern Sheridan County,
Montana - Preston, Todd M., Tara L. Chesley-Preston, and Joanna N. Thamke.
Bureau of Mines and Geology: Open-File Report 620: U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service Region 6 Environmental Contaminants Program - Montana- Impacts
of oil exploration and production to the Northeast Montana Wetland
Management district - Rouse, D.R., Nelson, K.J., Reiten, J.C., 2013. (Note: map should
be plotted at ARCH C (18X24) or larger)
Strontium Isotope Systematics of Mixing Groundwater and Oil-Field Brine
at Goose Lake in northeastern Montana, USA - Peterman, Zell E.,
Joanna Thamke, Kiyoto Futa,
Todd Preston, 2012.
- USGS Open-File 2012-1149: Water-quality
and geophysical data for three study sites within the Williston Basin
and Prairie Pothole Region - Preston, T.M., Smith, B.D., Thamke, J.N.,
and Chesley-Preston, T., 2012.
2000 and earlier
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