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Surface water and climatologic data, Salt Lake County, Utah, water year 1981, with selected data for water years 1980 and 1982

Open-File Report 83-694

Prepared in cooperation with the Salt Lake County Division of Flood Control and Water Quality
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Abstract

This report contains precipitation, atmospheric-deposition, water- discharge and water-quality data collected in Salt Lake County as part of two investigations by the U.S. Geological Survey. The purpose of this report is to release data collected mainly during the 1981 water year. Selected data collected during the 1980 water year not previously published or revised and the 1982 water year also are included in this report.

The first investigation, which was carried out from September 1979 to August 1982, was an urban-runoff study done in cooperation with the Salt Lake County Division of Flood Control and Water Quality. The objectives of the urban-runoff study were to identify the impact of urban runoff on the quantity and quality of the water in the canals east of the Jordan River and on the major tributaries to the river.

The second investigation, which was carried out from December 1979 to September 1983, is a study of water-quality problems in the Jordan River. The study was done primarily to provide information about toxic substances, dissolved-oxygen depletion, sanitary quality, and turbidity and suspended sediment in the Jordan River. It also was funded in part by the Salt Lake County Division of Flood Control and Water Quality.

Several Salt Lake County employees assisted in the collection of water- quality samples from storm runoff. Of those employees, Lee R. Armstrong, Gilbert H. Heal, Steven J. Mitckes, and Ben Santistevan worked on a daily basis with the authors and made a significant contribution in the collection of the data contained in this report. Organizations that furnished data are acknowledged in the station descriptions in tables 1 and 4.

Information for previously published water-discharge, water-quality, atmospheric-deposition, and precipitation data for Salt Lake County are reported by Pyper and others (1981); Dustin (1977); Hely and others (1971) and references that they cited; and Feth and others (1964). Additional water- discharge and water-quality data, published annually by the U.S. Geological Survey, and climatologic data, published monthly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are available for Salt Lake County. (See for example, U.S. Geological Survey, 1982 and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1982.)

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Surface water and climatologic data, Salt Lake County, Utah, water year 1981, with selected data for water years 1980 and 1982
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
83-694
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 586 p.; Plate: 25.89 in. x 19.85 in.
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Salt Lake County