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Preliminary study of subsurface wastewater movement in and near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, through October 1976

Open-File Report 77-275

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Abstract

Investigations were made by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with Teton County, Wyoming and the National Park Service to determine the effects on nearby lakes and streams of percolating wastewater effluent at three sites in and near Grand Teton National Park. Observation wells were drilled at two of the sites, and water samples were collected from the wells. Sites were established on selected streams to collect water samples and to measure streamflow. Sufficient data have not been collected at this time to determine in detail the baseline quality of water in the selected streams or the rate, direction, and velocity of movement of percolating effluents. However, theoretical concepts and data collected to date suggest that effluent percolating near Colter Bay Village is most likely moving westward and southwestward toward Swan Lake and Colter Bay. Effluent percolating near Moose is most likely moving southeastward and southward toward the Snake River. Effluents near Flagg Ranch and Huckleberry Hot Springs probably discharge into the Snake River and Polecat Creek, but the amounts are small. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary study of subsurface wastewater movement in and near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, through October 1976
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
77-275
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1977
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
v, 35 leaves :ill., maps ;28 cm.