Baker City

General Information:

Baker City began using ASR in 2004 to supplement high demand municipal reserves. 1 ASR well injects up to 200 million gallons per year of treated water into a basaltic aquifer, partially bounded by tuffaceous sedimentary rocks.

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Additional Information: 
Following obtained from the Oregon Water Resources Below Ground Storage Site Search:                                                                  
Aquifer thickness (ft): 60
Hydraulic Conductivity (ft/day): 6-16
Transmissivity (ft/day) : 370-1000
Static Water Level (ft): n/a
Specific Capacity (gpm/ft): 16.5
Storativity: n/a

Supplemental Information:

Woody, J. 2007. A preliminary assessment of hydrogeologic suitablity for aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) in Oregon. Master's thesis: Oregon State University