The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, operated by the U.S. Navy and located in the Halawa area, O'ahu, Hawai'i, includes 20 underground storage tanks that can hold a total of 250 million gallons of fuel. In January 2014, the U.S. Navy notified the Hawai'i Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of release of an estimated 27,000 gallons of fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. In response to past and potential future fuel releases, data are needed to evaluate groundwater flow in the surrounding area. During July 2017-February 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey collected groundwater-level data at 24 sites near the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. At 14 of the 24 sites, groundwater-temperature data were also collected, and at 6 of the 24 sites, barometric-pressure data were collected. During the data-collection period, a regional aquifer test was conducted in coordination with the operators of three production wells in the area. The recorded water-level changes in response to planned withdrawal changes during December 2017-February 2018 can be used to improve understanding of the groundwater-flow system. The scope of this report is limited to a non-interpretive presentation of the data and a brief discussion of the factors affecting the water-level data.
Oki, D. S., & Mitchell, J. N. (2019). Groundwater-level, groundwater-temperature, and barometric-pressure data, July 2017 to February 2018, Halawa area, O’ahu, Hawai’i. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018-1147, 35 p. Retrieved from https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2018/1147/ofr20181147.pdf