Surface and groundwater hydrochemistry in the mid-Gregory Rift, Kenya: first impressions and potential implications for geothermal systems

Neil M. Burnside, Nelly Montcoudiol, Adrian J. Boyce, O. Chudaev, Y. Kharaka, R. Harmon, R. Millot, O. Shouakar-Stash
2019 E3S Web of Conferences  
The University of Glasgow has a long tradition of scientific endeavour in the Gregory Rift Valley. This paper details some of the history and inspiration behind current hydrological efforts and details results from a 2016 field excursion to this region. A range of surface and ground waters were sampled and analysed for physical, chemical, and stable isotope composition as scoping investigation into geothermal-related hydrological systems. The results allow us to make some initial observations
more » ... at will be followed up by additional multi-seasonal data collection. Our initial results show clear chemical and isotopic signals for river, lake, hot spring and Menengai geothermal well waters.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20199807004 fatcat:i4ignuq7yfh2nfffptx3eczk2m