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Water in the Great Basin region; Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming

Hydrologic Atlas 487

Prepared in cooperation with the states of Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming
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Abstract

The Great Basin Region is defined to include the drainage of the Great Basin physiographic section (Fennman, 1931) in Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. In October 1966, the President’s Water Resources Council requested that a comprehensive framework study be made in the Great Basin Region under the leadership of the Pacific Southwest Interagency Committee. The study, which included evaluation of the water resources of the region and guidelines for future study and development, was completed June 30, 1971. Results of the study received limited distribution.

The purpose of this atlas is to make available to the public the hydrologic data (including a general appraisal) that were compiled for the comprehensive framework study. Most of the work was done by a water-resources work group consisting of members from several Federal and State agencies under the chairmanship of Thomas E. Eakin of the U.S. Geological Survey. This atlas contains some data not included in the framework study.

The data presented herein are reconnaissance in nature and should be used with discretion. The maps are highly generalized and are intended only to illustrate the regional distribution of the supply and general chemical quality of the water. Sources of more detailed information on the hydrology of specific parts of the Great Basin region are listed in the selected references.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water in the Great Basin region; Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
487
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
3 Sheets: 47.0 x 40.0 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Other Geospatial:
Great Basin region
Scale:
2000000