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Water issues include potential impacts to water supply, water quality, and damage to small watersheds. These were described in a USGS publication by Soeder and Kappel (2009). The large volumes of water needed for a staged hydraulic fracture have the potential to impact local supplies. Many drillers now build large, central impoundments that they fill during times of high streamflow and low demand. Standards for the quality of water used in a frac have also been relaxed since drillers realized that swelling clays are generally not a problem in thermally-mature gas shales.
A problem with cumulative impacts is that it is difficult to tell when a threshold has been crossed until it is too late. Assessments need to be made of the number of wells an ecosystem or a watershed can tolerate per unit area. Shale Gas Development in the United States 25 The five things that are the most susceptible to the potential environmental impacts of shale gas development are air, water, landscapes, habitat and ecosystems. Quantifying the impacts of shale gas wells on these receptors could help significantly with the improvement of both environmental monitoring and management practices to minimize problems.
Fig. 8. Sedimentary basins worldwide containing significant shale gas resources. S. Energy Information Administration. The resource numbers are enormous. Recent figures in some of the oil and gas trade journals suggest that shale gas reserves worldwide could be greater than 6,000 TCF, or more than ten to twenty times the amount of gas estimated for the Marcellus Shale, and possibly much higher. The amount of drilling, core sampling and well testing that has been taking place in most of these countries so far has been minimal, and data are sparse.