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Water resources in the area of Snyderville Basin and Park City in Summit County, Utah

Fact Sheet 099-98

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Abstract

Ground water is the primary source of water for residents living in the area of Synderville Basin and Park City in Summit County, Utah. Rapid residential and commercial development are placing increased demands on the ground-water resources in the area and increased ground-water withdrawals could affect appropriated surface-water resources. The quantity and quality of water in the area were assessed during 1993-97 in a study done by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights; Park City; Summit County; and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District. This fact sheet presents a synopsis of the eports prepared for that study. Data collected during the 1994 and 1995 water years are presented in Downhour and Brooks (1996). A water year extends from October through September rather than January through December of a calendar year. Streamflow and surface-water quality; ground- water recharge, movement, discharge, and quality; water budgets; and snowmelt simulations are described in Brooks, Mason, and Susong (1998). The purpose of the study was to provide the Utah Division of Water Rights with data to assist them in- making water management decisions.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources in the area of Snyderville Basin and Park City in Summit County, Utah
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
099-98
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Summit County
City:
Park City
Other Geospatial:
Snyderville Basin