Seepage study of six canals in Salt Lake County, Utah, 1982-1983
A study of selected reaches of the Utah and Salt Lake, Utah Lake Distributing, Provo Reservoir, Draper Irrigation, East Jordan, and Jordan and Salt Lake City Canals in Salt Lake County, Utah, was made to determine gains or losses of flow in those reaches. Three to five sets of seepage measurements were made on each canal during 1982 or 1983. Adjustments for fluctuations in flow were made from information obtained from water-stage recorders operated at selected locations during the time of each seepage run.
The study showed an overall net loss of about 9.5 cubic feet per second in the Utah and Salt Lake Canal, 11.0 cubic feet per second in the Utah Lake Distributing canal, 20.5 cubic feet per second in the Provo Reservoir canal, 1.5 cubic feet per second in the Draper Irrigation Canal, and 4.0 cubic feet per second in the East Jordan canal. It also showed a net gain of about 6.0 cubic feet per second in the Jordan and Salt Lake City Canal. The gains and losses are attributed primarily to the relation of the canals to the depth of the water table near the canals.
|Publication Subtype||Other Government Series|
|Title||Seepage study of six canals in Salt Lake County, Utah, 1982-1983|
|Series title||Technical Publication|
|Publisher||Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights|
|Publisher location||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Contributing office(s)||Utah Water Science Center|
|Description||iv, 95 p|
|County||Salt Lake County|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|