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Map showing springs in the Salina quadrangle, Utah

IMAP 591-G

Compiled by:
Harry R. Covington

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Abstract

A spring is “a place where, without the agency of man, water flows from a rock or soil upon the land or into a body of surface water” (Meinzer, 1923, p. 48).

About 450 springs are located on this map. Locations and names are from the U.S. Forest Service maps (1963, 1964) and from topographic maps of the U.S. Geological Survey, both published and in preparation. There is considerable variation in geological occurrence of the springs and in quantity and chemical quality of the water that issues from them. Springs in the Salina quadrangle are more abundant where annual precipitation is 16 inches or more, although there are many springs in arid parts of the quadrangle as well.

In the Salina quadrangle, springs are used most commonly for watering livestock. They are used also for irrigation and for domestic and municipal water supply. Several communities in Rabbit Valley, Grass Valley, and Sevier Valley depend on springs for all or part of their water supply.

Quantity and quality of water are shown for those few springs for which data are available (Mundorff, 1971). Caution must be used in drinking from springs, especially in arid areas; the water commonly tastes bad and may cause illness.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Map showing springs in the Salina quadrangle, Utah
Series title:
IMAP
Series number:
591
Chapter:
G
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
Map: 39.96 x 27.76 inches; Cover: 9.24 x 11.74 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
Other Geospatial:
Salina quadrangle
Scale:
250000