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Ground-water hydrology and projected effects of ground-water withdrawals in the Sevier Desert, Utah

Technical Publication

Prepared by the united States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of water Rights
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Abstract

The principal ground-water reservoir in the Sevier Desert is the unconsolidated basin fill. The fill has been divided generally into aquifers and confining beds, although there are no clearcut boundaries between these units--the primary aquifers are the shallow and deep artesian aquifers. Recharge to the ground-water reservoir is by infiltration of precipitation; seepage from streams, canals, reservoirs, and unconsumed irrigation water; and subsurface inflow from consolidated rocks in mountain areas and from adjoining areas. Discharge is by wells, springs, seepage to the Sevier River, evapotranspiration, and subsurface outflow to adjoining areas.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Ground-water hydrology and projected effects of ground-water withdrawals in the Sevier Desert, Utah
Series title:
Technical Publication
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
Utah Department of Natural Resources
Publisher location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
vi, 54 p.; Map: 1 Sheet
First page:
i
Last page:
54
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
Other Geospatial:
Sevier Desert