Ground-water conditions and storage in the Central Sevier Valley, Utah

Water Supply Paper 1787
Prepared in cooperation with the Utah State Engineer
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Abstract

The central Sevier Valley, in the central part of Utah, extends from the town of Kingston to the Yuba Dam and from the Tushar and Valley Mountains and the Pavant Range to the Sevier, Fishlake, Wasatch, and Gunnison Plateaus. A geologic and hydrologic investigation of the valley was made to determine the relation between surface water and ground water and to determine if ground water can be used for irrigation supplies without affecting existing water uses. During the investigation, data were collected for about 700 wells and 26 springs. Monthly water-level measurements were made at 93 observation wells, and automatic recording gages were maintained at 6 additional wells. Chemical analyses were made of water collected from 68 wells and springs. Test holes were drilled at 21 sites to determine the thickness and hydrologic properties of the waterbearing materials. Consumption of ground water by vegetation was estimated on the basis of area and applied rates of evapotranspiration.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground-water conditions and storage in the Central Sevier Valley, Utah
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 1787
DOI 10.3133/wsp1787
Year Published 1965
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center
Description Report: vi, 95 p.; 6 Plates: 29.99 in. x 45.60 in. or smaller
Country United States
State Utah
Other Geospatial Central Sevier Valley