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Source Water Spill Reported in Bowman County

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of a source water spill resulting from a pipeline leak in Bowman County. The pipeline is owned and operated by Denbury Onshore.

The North Dakota Department of Health

The incident occurred about 10 miles south of Marmarth on February 7, and it was reported the next day.

Source water is groundwater used for enhanced oil recovery. This water is higher in dissolved solids and minerals than fresh water; however, it is much lower in chlorides than produced water.

Initial estimates indicate approximately 75 barrels of source water were released and impacted Kid Creek. Personnel from the NDDoH have inspected the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.

For more information, contact Bill Suess, North Dakota Department of Health, at 701-328-5216.