Ground water in the Escalante Valley, Beaver, Iron, and Washington Counties, Utah

Technical Publication 6
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Escalante Valley in southwestern Utah is one of the largest and most important ground-water areas of the State, with 1,300 square miles of arid land and an additional 1,500 square miles in its tributary drainage basin. Ground water is obtained from gravel and sand beds in the unconsolidated valley fill. In 1950 more irrigation wells were pumped than in any other basin of Utah, and their total pumpage exceeded 80,000 acre-feet. Farming is done chiefly in the Beryl-Enterprise district at the south (upper) end of the valley, where it depends almost entirely upon ground water, and in the Milford and Minersville districts in the northeast-central part of the valley. This progress report concerns chiefly the Beryl-Enterprise and Milford districts.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Title Ground water in the Escalante Valley, Beaver, Iron, and Washington Counties, Utah
Series title Technical Publication
Series number 6
Year Published 1950
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 102 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype State or Local Government Series
Larger Work Title Twenty-seventh biennial report of the State Engineer to the Governor of Utah: 1948-1950
First page 109
Last page 210
Country United States
State Utah
County Beaver County, Iron County, Washington County
Other Geospatial Escalante Valley
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