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Water-resources investigations in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colorado, fiscal year 1970

Open-File Report 71-271

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Abstract

Water-resources data were acquired during fiscal year 1970 by the U.S. Geological Survey at Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colorado, for the U.S. National Park Service as part of a continuing project. The data provide a basis for planning the development, management, and use of available water resources to provide adequate water supplies. Thirty-one springs, 19 in relatively inaccessible areas, were evaluated as sources of water supplies. Seven potential well sites were evaluated for drilling depths in specific aquifers. A well drilled in Echo Park near the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers was tested. The pumping test showed the well to yield 130 gallons per minute with a drawdown of 1.96 feet; specific capacity of the well at 130 gallons per minute is 66 gallons per minute per foot. Water samples for chemical analysis were collected from nine springs and one well; all except that from Disappointment Spring, were of good chemical quality.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-resources investigations in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colorado, fiscal year 1970
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
71-271
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1971
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
52 p. ill., maps ; 27 cm.