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The availability of water in the Little Lost River Basin, Idaho

Water Information Bulletin 37

Prepared by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with ldaho Department of Water Resources
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Abstract

The Little Lost River basin, an elongated, northwest trending structurally formed intermontane valley, drains an area of about 900 square miles into a closed depression near the northwestern edge of the Snake River Plain. Runoff from snowmelt and rainfall on the Lost River Range on the west and the Lemhi Range on the east maintains the flow of the Little Lost River, and recharges the ground-water reservoir, Both mountain ranges are complexly faulted and are underlain by a variety of rocks, dominantly limestone, of Paleozoic age The principal aquifers are highly transmissive alluvial fill in the middle and upper valley and alluvial fill interfingered with basalt in the southernmost part of the valley.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
State/Local Government Series
Title:
The availability of water in the Little Lost River Basin, Idaho
Series title:
Water Information Bulletin
Series number:
37
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publisher location:
Boise, ID
Description:
vii, 60 p.; Maps: 2 Sheets
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho