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Selected hydrologic data for Little Cottonwood Creek, Salt Lake County, Utah, September 1998

Open-File Report 2001-38

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service
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Abstract

Metals enter Little Cottonwood Creek in Salt Lake County, Utah, in drainage water that discharges from inactive mines in the watershed (fig. 1). As part of a study to evaluate the effects of this mine drainage on water quality, a sodium chloride tracer was injected into Little Cottonwood Creek during September 17-18, 1998. The purpose of the injection was to quantify stream discharge; to identify inflows, both those observable and those dispersed in the subsurface; and ultimately, to determine which areas within the watershed contribute the most metals to Little Cottonwood Creek. The purpose of this report is to make these data available to agencies responsible for managing the area’ s water resources and to supplement interpretive reports for this study.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Selected hydrologic data for Little Cottonwood Creek, Salt Lake County, Utah, September 1998
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2001-38
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center, Colorado Water Science Center
Description:
2 Sheets: 43.00 x 27.50 inches and 43.00 x 27.00 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Salt Lake County
Other Geospatial:
Little Cottonwood Creek