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Water resources of the Raft River basin, Idaho-Utah

Water Supply Paper 1587

Prepared in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Reclamation
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Abstract

Much arable land in the Raft River basin of Idaho lacks water for irrigation, and the potentially irrigable acreage far exceeds the amount that could be irrigated with the estimated total supply of water. Therefore, the amount of uncommitted water that could be intercepted and used within the basin is the limiting factor in further development of its native water supply. Water for additional irrigation might be obtained by constructing surface-storage works, by pumping ground water, or by importing surface water. Additional groundwater development is feasible. As an aid to orderly development and use of the water supplies, the report summarizes available geologic and hydrologic data and, by analysis and interpretation, derives an estimate of the recoverable water yield of the basin.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of the Raft River basin, Idaho-Utah
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1587
Year Published:
1961
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
Report: vi, 138 p.; 6 Plates: 29.00 x 60.00 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho, Utah
Other Geospatial:
Raft River basin