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Selected hydrologic data, Kolob-Alton-Kaiparowits coal-fields area, south-central Utah

Open-File Report 83-871

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Abstract

The Kolob-Alton-Kaiparowits coal field area includes about 4,500 sq mi in parts of the Colorado River Basin and the Great Basin. The area varies in altitude from < 4,000 to > 10,000 ft, and is comprised chiefly of plateaus, benches, and terraces that are dissected by deep, narrow canyons. Water quality was studied in principal streams draining the area, the Virgin, Sevier, Escalante, and Paria Rivers; and Coal, Kanab, and Wahweap Creeks. Most of the data included in this report were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey from October 1980 to September 1982, as part of a hydrologic study in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to evaluate potential impacts of coal mining on the area 's water resources. Data include: discharge, water temperature, specific conductance, and pH. Data collected from selected wells and springs include: specific conductance, pH, hardness, and dissolved quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfates, chlorides, fluorides, silica, nitrogen, boron, iron, and manganese. (Lantz-PTT)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Selected hydrologic data, Kolob-Alton-Kaiparowits coal-fields area, south-central Utah
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
83-871
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 28 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.