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Lake Bonneville: Geology of northern Utah Valley, Utah

Professional Paper 257-A

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Abstract

Lake Bonneville was a vast Pleistocene lake that covered 20,000 square miles in northwestern Utah and had a maximum depth of about 1,000 feet. It was a body of water comparable in size to modern Lake Michigan.

Surveys of the unconsolidated deposits in the Lake Bonneville basin utilize the same methods used in studies of hard rocks, namely: separation of the deposits into mappable units and contacts between formations; observations of lateral and vertical changes in lithology; and plotting of these data on the map.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Lake Bonneville: Geology of northern Utah Valley, Utah
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
257
Chapter:
A
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
v, 99 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
Other Geospatial:
Northern Utah Valley