Introduction This report presents geologic and thermal data for the Thermopolis hydrothermal system in Wyoming. The study area is adjacent to Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) facility in Thermopolis (see Figure 1 for general location).
Items included in this report are: a general description of the Thermopolis hydrothermal system; water chemistry and temperature data; static water levels in existing wells; a basic geologic map of the area surrounding WAPA's facility; land ownership in the area; results of computer numerical modeling of heat transfer in the hydrothermal system; and a discussion of geothermal permitting procedures. Based upon this information, a favorable drill site is chosen and discussed.
This study was funded by the Western Area Power Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Wyoming Water Research Center of the University of Wyoming.
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