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Lake Bonneville: Geology and hydrology of the Weber Delta district, including Ogden, Utah

Professional Paper 518

Prepared cooperatively by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation with the cooperationof the Utah State Engineer
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  • More information: National Geologic Map Database Index Page (html)
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  • Plates:
    • Plate 1 (pdf) Geologic map of the Weber Delta district, Utah
    • Plate 2 (pdf) Map of the Weber Delta district, Utah, showing the ratio, in percent, of clay and silt in the materials reported in drillers' logs for the section between the land surface and a depth of 200 feet
    • Plate 3 (pdf) Map of the Weber Delta district, Utah, showing the ratio, in percent, of clay and silt in the materials reported in drillers' logs for the section below 200 feet
    • Plate 4 (pdf) Generalized logs of four deep test wells in the Weber Delta district, Utah
    • Plate 5 (pdf) Contour map and profile of top of Delta aquifer, Weber Delta district, Utah
    • Plate 6 (pdf) Contour map and profile of top of Sunset aquifer, Weber Delta district, Utah
    • Plate 7 (pdf) Hydrograph of discharge from Gateway Tunnel, July 1953 to March 1956, Weber Delta district, Utah
    • Plate 8 (pdf) Hydrographs of selected wells in the Weber Delta district, Utah
    • Plate 9 (pdf) Map of the Weber Delta district showing generalized piezometric surfaces and part of the water table in December 1955
    • Plate 10 (pdf) Map of the Weber Delta district, Utah, showing the piezometric surface of the Delta aquifer in March 1960 and the line of reference used in calculating underflow
    • Plate 11 (pdf) Diagram showing general chemical character of water in the Weber Delta district, Utah
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Abstract

A cooperative investigation to determine the geology of the Weber Delta district, with emphasis on the occurrence and chemical quality of ground water, was made by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation with the later assistance of the Utah State Engineer in the final preparation of the report. The Weber Delta district covers an area of almost 400 square miles between the Wasatch Range and the east shore of Great Salt Lake in north-central Utah. The district, which is about 30 miles long and 3-20 miles wide, is dominated by the Wasatch Range on the east. West of the mountains is a generally narrow foothill area, from which flatlands, interrupted by a few low sand ridges, slope gently westward to the shore of Great Salt Lake. Breaching the foothills and the flatlands near the center of the district is the Weber Delta, which is the largest of the deltas built in the Pleistocene Epoch by Lake Bonneville on an open plain. The Weber Delta, the smaller delta of the Ogden River to the north, and the alluvial fans of several small streams, coalesce to form a belt of plateau-like high-lands from 2 to 7 miles wide and about 10 miles long from north to south. Ten miles north of the city of Ogden the Pleasant View salient projects westward from the front of the Wasatch Range, and about 15 miles west of the mountain front, Little Mountain rises 450 feet above the surface of the nearly level plain.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Lake Bonneville: Geology and hydrology of the Weber Delta district, including Ogden, Utah
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
518
Year Published:
1966
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Governmetn Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
Report: vii, 76 p; 11 Plates: 31.50 in. x 34.00 in. or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
City:
Ogden
Other Geospatial:
Weber Delta district