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Water-Supply Possibilities at Capitol Reef National Monument, Utah

Water Supply Paper 1475-G

Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service
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Abstract

A water supply of 50 gpm (gallons per minute) is estimated to be sufficient to supply the present and future water demand at the monument. The Coconino sandstone of Permian age seems to be capable of yielding this quantity to a well between 1,500 and 2,700 feet deep in the vicinity of Fruita. Recharge to this aquifer probably is principally from the Fremont River. Water derived from the Coconino sandstone should be of potable quality. A water supply of suitable chemical quality also could be obtained directly from the Fremont River.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-Supply Possibilities at Capitol Reef National Monument, Utah
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1475
Chapter:
G
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1962
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
201-208 p. & 2 maps in pocket.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Hydrology of the Public Domain