Bedrock aquifers in the northern San Rafael Swell area, Utah, with special emphasis on the Navajo Sandstone

Technical Publication 78
Prepared by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources and Energy Division of Water Rights
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Abstract

This report presents the results of a study of bedrock aquifers in the northern San Rafael Swell area, Utah (fig. 1), with special emphasis on the Navajo Sandstone of Triassic(?) and Jurassic age. The study was made by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights. Fieldwork was done mainly during March 1979-July 1980, with supplemental testing and observations during August-December 1980.

The principal objectives of this study were to determine: (1) Well yields of the bedrock formations, (2) the capability of formations to yield, over the long term, water chemically suitable for presently (1980) known uses, and (3) effects of withdrawals from wells on the surface-water supply in the Colorado River Basin.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Title Bedrock aquifers in the northern San Rafael Swell area, Utah, with special emphasis on the Navajo Sandstone
Series title Technical Publication
Series number 78
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights
Publisher location Salt Lake City, UT
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center
Description vi, 128 p.
Country United States
State Utah
County Carbon County, Emery County
Other Geospatial San Rafael Swell