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Hydrologic reconnaissance of the Kolob, Alton, and Kaiparowits Plateau coal fields, south-central Utah

Hydrologic Atlas 684

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management
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Abstract

The study area in south-central Utah (fig. 1) is noted for its large coal reserves in the Alton, Kolob, and Kaiparowits Plateau coal fields. The area also is noted for its scenic beauty and general scarcity of water. Although there has been very little development of the coal resources through 1983, there is a potential for large-scale development with both surface- and underground-mining methods. Mining of coal could have significant effects on the quantity and quality of the water resources. The purpose of this atlas is to define the surface- and ground-water resources of the area and to identify the potential effects on these resources by coal mining.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrologic reconnaissance of the Kolob, Alton, and Kaiparowits Plateau coal fields, south-central Utah
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
684
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
2 Sheets: 34.0 x 42.5 inches and 34.0 x 40.0 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
Other Geospatial:
Alton coal field, Kaiparowits Plateau coal field, Kolob coal field
Scale:
250000