Madison Farms

General Information:

Pioneering agricultural use in Oregon, Madison Farms, in conjunction with McCarty Ranches, obtained an ASR limited license for 2 wells in 2004 to provide supplemental irrigation water during summer months. Treated water is injected into Columbia River Basalt.

Additional Information:

Following obtained from the Oregon Water Resources Below Ground Storage Site Search:                                                                  

Aquifer thickness (ft): 528-580
Hydraulic Conductivity (ft/day): 2.8-60
Transmissivity (ft/day) : 1600-36,000
Static Water Level (ft): n/a
Specific Capacity (gpm/ft): n/a
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

Eaton, L., Melady, J., Tolan, T. 2009. Successful implementation of ASR in basalt-hosted aquifers in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Boletin Geologico y Minero. 120.2: 131-156.