Hydrology and hydrogeology of Navajo Lake, Kane County, Utah

Professional Paper 417-C
Prepared in cooperation with the Utah Water and Power Board and with the Cedar City Corporation
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Navajo Lake, whose entire outflow disappears underground, is on the high Markagurit Plateau where the average annual precipitation is more than 30 inches. It nestles among the headwaters of several streams that flow into arid regions where competition for municipal, industrial, and irrigation water sup- plies is very keen. Several proposals for additional development and use of the water of Navajo Lake have led to controversies and raised questions in regard to the total water supply and its disposition, and to the effect of the proposed projects on existing water rights. This report summarizes the results of an investigation of the water supply of Navajo Lake and the present disposition of that supply.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hydrology and hydrogeology of Navajo Lake, Kane County, Utah
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 417
Chapter C
DOI 10.3133/pp417C
Year Published 1964
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center
Description Report: iii, 26 p.; 3 Plates: 25.00 x 30.00 inches or smaller
Country United States
State Utah
County Kane County
Other Geospatial Navajo Lake
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