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Project SWIFT (Shale-Water Interaction Forensic Tools) Water Chemistry Database

Authors: Laura Lautz
Owners: Laura Lautz
Resource type:Composite Resource
Created:Mar 23, 2018 at 2:17 p.m.
Last updated: Mar 23, 2018 at 2:54 p.m. by Laura Lautz


The data set includes the following types of information for domestic wells sampled in southern New York State: geographic location (latitude and longitude), year of sample collection, concentrations of a variety of analytes, distances to various features (e.g. faults, gas wells, flow lines), topographic position, water type, well depth and type, and completion geology. Definitions of fields are provided in a worksheet within the Excel data file. When no data are available for a given field, the value is given as -9999. When concentrations are below a given detection limit, the value is given as -5555. The detection limits for chemical data in each year are given within a worksheet within the Excel data file.

Subject Keywords

domestic well,hydrofracking,hydraulic fracturing,water chemistry,groundwater,water quality,shale gas,methane

How to cite

Lautz, L. (2018). Project SWIFT (Shale-Water Interaction Forensic Tools) Water Chemistry Database, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/22e37235426c419a905332d396db9294

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 Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:  WGS 84 EPSG:4326
 Coordinate Units:  Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


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The people or organizations that created the intellectual content of the resource.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Laura Lautz Syracuse University
isDataFor: Christian, K, LK Lautz, GD Hoke, DI Siegel, Z Lu, J Kessler. 2016. Methane occurrence is associated with sodium-rich valley waters in domestic wells overlying the Marcellus Shale in New York State. Water Resources Research, 52(1):206-226. doi: 10.1002/2015WR017805


This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation RAPID: Developing sensitive tests for detecting water chemistry changes associated with shale bed methane production in the Appalachian Basin EAR 1313522


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