Subsurface-temperature data for some wells in western Utah

Open-File Report 77-132


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This hydrothermal reconnaissance of the State of Utah contains temperature-profile data for 30 wells. Most of the wells were small-diameter geothermal-exploration wells. Some were stock, domestic, or irrigation wells. Temperatures were measured using thermistor, 4-conductor cable, and a digital multimeter. Meter readings were in ohms, but were converted to temperature by a calibration graph. The electronic thermometer is capable of an accuracy to 0.01 deg C, and the highest temperature measured was 107.80 deg C in the only well to have measurements of 100 deg C or higher. Because of variations in field conditions, the temperature data in many wells probably is accurate only to 0.1 deg C. Depths below land surface were measured using a sheave and attached counter. (Woodard-USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Subsurface-temperature data for some wells in western Utah
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 77-132
DOI 10.3133/ofr77132
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center
Description 36 p.
Country United States
State Utah
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