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Ground-water movement and water quality in Lake Point, Tooele County, Utah, 1999-2003

Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5124

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Abstract

Water-level and water-quality data in Lake Point, Tooele County, Utah, were collected during August 1999 through August 2003. Water levels in Lake Point generally declined about 1 to 2 feet from July 2001 to July 2003, likely because of less-than-average precipitation. Ground water generally flows in two directions from the Oquirrh Mountains. One component flows north toward the regional topographic low, Great Salt Lake. The other component generally flows southwest toward a substantial spring complex, Factory/Dunne's Pond. This southwest component flows through a coarse gravel deposit believed to be a shoreline feature of historic Lake Bonneville. The dominant water-quality trend in Lake Point is an increase in dissolved-solids concentration with proximity to Great Salt Lake. The water type changes from calcium-bicarbonate adjacent to the Oquirrh Mountains to sodium-chloride with proximity to Great Salt Lake. Evaluation of chloride-bromide weight ratios indicates a mixture of fresher recharge waters with a brine similar to what currently exists in Great Salt Lake.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water movement and water quality in Lake Point, Tooele County, Utah, 1999-2003
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2006-5124
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 14 p.
Time Range Start:
1999-01-01
Time Range End:
2003-12-31
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y