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Geohydrology of Mesozoic rocks in the upper Colorado River basin in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, excluding the San Juan Basin

Professional Paper 1411-C

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  • Plates:
    • Plate 1 (pdf) Generalized stratigraphic and hydrologic correlation chart of Mesozoic rocks, Upper Colorado River Basin
    • Plate 2 (pdf) Maps showing areal extent and thickness of the Mesozoic confining units of the Upper Colorado River Basin
    • Plate 3 (pdf) Maps showing areal extent and thickness of the Mesozoic aquifers of the Upper Colorado River Basin
    • Plate 4 (pdf) Fence diagram showing relative thickness and extent of Mesozoic aquifers and confining units in the Upper Colorado River Basin
    • Plate 5 (pdf) Maps showing generalized potentiometric surface, recharge and discharge areas, and direction of water movement in teh Mesozoic rocks of the Upper Colorado River Basin
    • Plate 6 (pdf) Map showing place names of the Upper Colorado River Basin
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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to provide a quantitative analysis of the occurrence, movement, and quality of water and the hydrologic characteristics of aquifers and confining units in the Mesozoic rocks of the Upper Colorado River Basin. The analysis is regional in scope and, hence, does not address site-specific problems caused by intricate localized quality, lithologic, or structural discontinuities. The report is intended to answer questions about the lateral flow of ground water from recharge to discharge areas, its vertical movement between aquifer systems, and the general water-yielding properties of aquifers.

Because the investigation was regional in scope, analyses of recharge, ground-water movement, discharge, and storage were based on data and interpretations from the results of previous investigations and existing files from government and private sources. Analyses of hydrologic properties and water quality were based largely on the same sources but were supplemented with a small quantity of newly collected data for areas for which this type of information was lacking.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geohydrology of Mesozoic rocks in the upper Colorado River basin in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, excluding the San Juan Basin
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1411
Chapter:
C
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
Report: x, 118 p.; 6 Plates: 41.96 in. x 40.00 in. or smaller
First page:
C1
Last page:
C118
Public Comments:
Regional Aquifer-System Analysis - Upper Colorado River Basin, Excluding San Juan Basin
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Other Geospatial:
Upper Colorado River Basin