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Ground-water conditions in the central Virgin River basin, Utah

Technical Publication 40

Prepared by the U. S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Water Rights Salt Lake City, Utah
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Abstract

Water-rights problems have occurred in the central Virgin River basin and are expected to increase as development of the water resources increases. The Utah State Engineer needs a basic knowledge of ground-water conditions and of the relation of ground water to surface water as a first step to understanding and resolving the problems. Accordingly, the State Engineer requested the U. S. Geological Survey to make a ground-water investigation of the central Virgin River basin as part of the Statewide cooperative agreement with the Utah Department of Natural Resources. The investigation was begun July 1, 1968, and fieldwork was completed in August 1970. Detailed information was obtained for the principal aquifers and for recharge, movement, discharge, storage, utilization, and chemical quality of ground water. A progress report (Cordova, Sandberg, and McConkie, 1970) describes the general findings in the first year of the investigation.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Ground-water conditions in the central Virgin River basin, Utah
Series title:
Technical Publication
Series number:
40
Year Published:
1972
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:
v, 64 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Iron County, Washington County
Other Geospatial:
Virgin River Basin