Effects of potential geothermal development in the Corwin Springs Known Geothermal Resources Area, Montana, on the thermal features of Yellowstone National Park
Michael L. Sorey, editor 1991 USGS Water Resources Investigation no.91-4052

This USGS Water Resources Investigation sought to determine if the use and development of geothermal water near Gardiner, MT could adversely affect Mammoth Hot Springs within Yellowstone National Park. This investigation covers geologic, hydrologic, geochemical and geophysical methods of researching the flow of groundwater in this area. The study concluded that small-scale use of geothermal water from the Corwin Springs area would pose no threat to Mammoth Hot Springs. However if large-scale geothermal development were to occur, that could create a change in groundwater flow paths which might result in an impact to Mammoth Hot Springs.


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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water supply/water resource evaluation, Water and society, policy, and management, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results, Journal Article
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water and society, policy, and management, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water supply/water resource evaluationKeywords: La Duke hot spring, Bear Creek springs, Church Universal and Triumphant