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Furnace Creek Springs in Death Valley National Park

Location: Furnace Creek Springs
Hydrodynamics conducted a study to evaluate the potential impact of pumping from new Travertine Spring water supply wells on Furnace Creek spring flows. The study involved geological mapping, geophysical surveying, drilling geology sampling, and numerical modeling to determine potential impacts.
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Progressive Pacific vs City of San Jose: Groundwater Analysis for Litigation Support

Hydrodynamics modeled dewatering conditions present during the construction of a major water pipeline in San Jose, California.
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Funeral Mountains, Death Valley Park

Location: Death Valley
Hydrodynamics developed a numerical model of groundwater flow through the Southern Funeral Mountain Range in DVNP to characterize inter-basin groundwater flow in the Death Valley Region. The model was based on Hydrodynamics exploration drilling, geological field mapping, and spring flow monitoring.
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Washoe County Department of Water Resources, Nevada

Location: Washoe County, Nevada
Hydrodynamics conducted a ground water investigation of the Winnemucca Ranch for development of spring water resources. The investigation required geological mapping, geophysical surveying, and development of spring water collection system.
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Hydrogeology- TEST

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Concrete, Washington

Location: Concrete, Washington
Hydrodynamics supervised the redevelopment of the City of Concrete’s Burpe Spring water supply as a source for Advanced H2O’s bottled water plant. U.S. FDA certification of the spring required geological mapping, documentation of spring collection box construction and flows, and chemical…
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Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

Location: Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
Hydrodynamics conducted a spring water exploration and development program for Bennett Hill Springs. The program required location of a spring source, a watershed analysis, and the development of a spring collection system. The project was sold to Perrier as a source of bottled water based on the…
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Truckee, California

Location: Truckee, California
Hydrodynamics developed the private Dobbas Spring source for bottled water sales. We developed and permitted the spring source with the California Food & Drug Administration. A wetland habitat study was completed.
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Death Valley National Park (DVNP)

Location: Death Valley National Park (DVNP)
Hydrodynamics, with support from the U.S.G.S., conducted a watershed analysis of the Gold Valley in DVNP to determine the source of high altitude spring waters. The study involved field geology mapping, geophysical surveying, spring flow monitoring, and evapo-transporation climate monitoring.
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San Manual Band of Mission Indians, California

Location: California
Hydrodynamics developed three spring sources on the San Manual Band of Mission Indians tribal lands in southern California. The springs were developed as a source of water for bottled water sales. The project required long term monitoring of spring flows for U.S. FDA spring bottled water compliance.
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Subsurface Resource Exploration & Development- TEST

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Death Valley National Park Spring Water Investigation

Location: Death Valley National Park
Hydrodynamics conducted an investigation of the major springs in Death Valley National Park. The goal of the study was to determine the source of the spring waters. Twenty-six springs were visited and water was sampled. The chemistry of the springs was specific to the mountain block they were…
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Death Valley Exploration Drilling Program

Location: Death Valley
Hydrodynamics managed the drilling and construction of four deep and three shallow LCA monitoring wells in the Death Valley region. The project involved extensive geophysical surveys of the region, core sampling of boreholes, pump testing, and geochemical analysis to determine the source of the…
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Compressed-Air Energy Storage- TEST

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Nebraska Public Power District

Hydrodynamics is working with NPPD to develop a CAES project in a depleted gas storage field in Nebraska. Following a high level CAES geological siting study, Hydrodynamics conducted a reservoir simulation model study for CAES system performance. Hydrodynamics is continuing development of the field…
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Montana

Location: Montana
Hydrodynamics is working with Gaelectric Development Ltd. to develop a CAES project in Montana for bulk energy storage to support their planned wind development. Hydrodynamics developed a numerical CAES system performance model of the East Keith gas reservoir. A detail geochemical analysis of the…
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Dallas Center, Iowa

Location: Dallas Center, Iowa
Hydrodynamics initially conducted a high-level screening study of potential geological aquifer structures in Iowa for CAES. The Dallas Center, Iowa structure was selected for CAES development. Hydrodynamics conducted geophysical surveys, drilled three deep exploration core wells, and numerically…
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FirstEnergy and Norton Energy Storage LLC

Hydrodynamics, in coordinaton with Sandia National Laboratories, investigated the Norton Mine for a five-year period to characterize and analyzes the mine for potential performance as a CAES storage vessel. Our complex and extensive research program included:Geologic Mine Mapping for…
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Pittsfield, Illinois

Location: Pittsfield, Illinois
Hydrodynamics conducted a CAES feasibility analysis of the Pittsfield structure for Nicor Energy Venture Group. The focus of the study was to first confirm the configuration of the Pittsfield geological structure, and then perform a reservoir engineering analysis for use as a commercial CAES power…
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Funeral Mountains, Death Valley National Park

Location: Funeral Mountains, Death Valley National Park
Hydrodynamics developed a numerical model of groundwater flow through the Southern Funeral Mountain Range in DVNP to characterize inter-basin groundwater flow in the Death Valley Region. The model was based on Hydrodynamics exploration drilling, geological field mapping, and spring flow monitoring.
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West Texas

Location: West Texas
Hydrodynamics conducted an initial feasibility study of potential CAES geological storage structures in West Texas for Austin Energy. The study evaluated 726 oil and gas bearing geological structures for CAES potential and for suitable salt beds.
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Texas Panhandle

Location: Texas
Hydrodynamics conducted a high-level technical feasibility evaluation of solution mining of bedded salts in the Texas Panhandle region to serve as an CAES vessel for a 135 MWe power plant for Chasmisa Energy Company. A conceptual CAES bedded salt storage system design was prepared.
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Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Hydrodynamics prepared the Project Management Plan for the complete CAES development of a depleted natural gas reservoir that included candidate reservoir site selection, reservoir testing, air storage bubble development, and CAES storage system operation for PG&E in California. The plan…
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Alberta, Canada

Location: Alberta, Canada
Hydrodynamics conducted a CAES siting study of Alberta, Canada for AltaLink. The study evaluated electric geological and reservoir data on approximately 64,000 gas fields. Sixteen candidate CAES gas fields were identified. A conceptual CAES system design was prepared for the primary candidate site.
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Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Location: Sacramento Valley, California
Hydrodynamics is conducting a CAES System Performance Analysis of one to three depleted natural gas fields in Northern California for SMUD. The analysis involves reservoir modeling of the gas field for CAES, and design of an air injection test program.
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Natural Gas Storage- TEST

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Lodi, California

Location: Lodi, California
Michael King, Principal with Hydrodynamics, owned the Lodi depleted gas field in California. Haddington Venture purchased the Lodi field and developed it for natural gas storage. Hydrodynamics supported numerical modeling of the Lodi reservoir for gas storage operations.
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Republic of Georgia

Location: Republic of Georgia
Hydrodynamics conducted a geological reservoir siting study for underground gas storage structures in the Republic of Georgia for U.S. Trade & Development Agency. Three candidate depleted gas and oil fields were identified as candidate reservoirs. The Rustavi gas field was numerically modeled…
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The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Location: The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
Hydrodynamics is providing consultancy services to the National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago to assist with the implementation of their natural gas storage initiative. Hydrodynamics is evaluating the economic and market needs for natural gas storage, and is conducting a geological reservoir…
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Shale Gas- TEST

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U.S. AID

Location: U.S. AID
Hydrodynamics evaluated the Republic of Georgia for potential shale gas deposits for U.S. AID. The study involved analysis of geological maps of Georgia, analysis of Russian era geological well logs, and development of subsurface shale gas reserve prospects. A shale gas resource development program…
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Nuclear Waste Management- TEST

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Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

Location: Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Hydrodynamics conducted a gaseous radioactive isotope migration simulation model of OPG’s conceptual deep geological repository. Our model design was based on our air storage models of the Norton Mine. Gas migration from the repository was simulated for a million year period.
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New Mexico Attorney General’s Office

Location: New Mexico Attorney General’s Office
Dr. Bredehoeft, Principal with Hydrodynamics, represented the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office concerning WIPP geological system performance issues. The focus of his research was potential radionuclide transport resulting from nearby petroleum hydro-fracturing operation.
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Radionuclide Transport from Yucca Mountain

Location: Yucca Mountain
Hydrodynamics evaluated far-field issues related to potential transport, by ground water, of radionuclide into Inyo County from Yucca Mountain, including Death Valley, and the evaluation of a connection between the regional Carbonate Aquifer and the biosphere. A regional groundwater system was…
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