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Water-resources investigations in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colorado, fiscal year 1970

Open-File Report 71-271

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service
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Abstract

Water-resources data were acquired during fiscal year 1970 by the U.S. Geological Survey at Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colorado, for the U.S. National Park Service as part of a continuing project. The data provide a basis for planning the development, management, and use of the available water resources to provide adequate water supplies. Thirty-one springs, 19 in relatively inaccessible areas, were evaluated as sources of water supplies. Seven potential well sites were evaluated for drilling depths in specific aquifers. A well drilled in Echo Park near the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers was tested. The pumping test showed the well to yield 130 gallons per minute with a drawdown of 1.96 feet; specific capacity of the well at 130 gallons per minute is 66 gallons per minute per foot. Water samples for chemical analysis were - collected from nine springs and one well; all except that from Disappointment Spring, were of good chemical quality.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-resources investigations in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colorado, fiscal year 1970
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
71-271
Year Published:
1971
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 52 p.; 2 Tables: 15.92 in. x 18.66 in. and 10.22 in. x 12.05 in.
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado, Utah
Other Geospatial:
Dinosaur National Monument