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Water resources of the Nisqually Lake area, Pierce County, Washington

Water-Resources Investigations Report 78-101

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Abstract

This report presents data on the water resources of an area within, and adjacent to a part of the Fort Lewis Military Reservation, Wash., that prior to 1917 was included in the Nisqually Indian Reservation. The only surface-water bodies of significance in the study area are Muck Creek and Nisqually Lake. A large spring also is in the study area. Development or diversion of Muck Creek near its mouth would provide sufficient water for a small to medium sized fish-rearing facility. The highest water temperature recorded during the 25 months of data collection was 14C in August 1977 for Muck Creek. Nisqually Lake has a surface area of about 89 acres and is shallow with a flat bottom. Species of warm-water fish are probably best suited for the lake. Ground water occurs in unconsolidated glacial drift or outwash of gravel, sand, silt, and clay. Drilling of test wells is required to provide more reliable data on yields of ground water. (Kosco-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of the Nisqually Lake area, Pierce County, Washington
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
78-101
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
ix, 34 p. :ill., maps ;27 cm.