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Ground-water resources of the Sevier River basin between Yuba Dam and Leamington Canyon, Utah

Water Supply Paper 1848

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    • Plate 1 (pdf) Reconnaissance geologic map of parts of Scipio, Little, and Mills valleys, Sevier River Basin, Utah
    • Plate 2 (pdf) Map showing hydrology and chemical quality of water, Sevier River basin between Yuba Dam and Leamington Canyon, Utah, 1963
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Abstract

The area investigated is a segment of the Sevier River basin, Utah, comprising about 900 square miles and including a 19-mile reach of the Sevier River between Yuba Dam and Leamington Canyon. The larger valleys in the area are southern Juab, Round, and Scipio Valleys. The smaller valleys are Mills, Little, Dog, and Tinctic Wash Valleys.

The geology of parts of Scipio, Little, and Mills Valleys and parts of the surrounding highlands was mapped and studied to explain the occurrence of numerous sinkholes in the thre valleys and to show their relation to the large springs in Mills Valley. The sinkholes, which are formed in the alluvium, are alined along faults, which penetrate both the alluvium and the underlying bedrock, and they have been formed by collapse of solution cavities in the underlying bedrock. The bedrock is mostly sandy limestone beds of the upper part of the North Horn Formation and of the Flagstaff Limestone. The numerous faults traversing Scipio Valley in a north-northeasterly direction trend directly toward Molter and Blue Springs in Mills Valley. One fault, which can be traced directly between the springs, probably is the principal channelway for the ground water moving from Scipio and Little Valleys to the springs.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water resources of the Sevier River basin between Yuba Dam and Leamington Canyon, Utah
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1848
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
Report: v, 79 p.; 2 Plates: 16.00 in. x 18.72 in. and 24.00 in. x 19.73 in.
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
Other Geospatial:
Leamington Canyon, Sevier River basin, Yuba Dam