Ground water in Box Elder and Tooele Counties, Utah

Water Supply Paper 333



The area covered by this report includes Boxelder County, Utah, the eastern part of Tooele County, Utah, and some small tracts in southern Idaho. It comprises about 9,500 square miles, or more than the combined area of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It lies between 40° and 42° north latitude and 112° and 114° west longitude. (See fig. 1.)

Insufficient rainfall and the rapid settling of the country have created a demand for an investigation to determine the feasibility of irrigating by the use of underground water. In response to this demand and in order to classify the land under the enlarged homestead act, the writer made an investigation covering a period of four months during the summer and fall of 1911. The greater part of this time was spent in Boxelder County, but two weeks at the close of the season were devoted to a reconnaissance in Tooele, Rush, and Skull valleys, in Tooele County. W. B. Heroy, of the United States Geological Survey, collected most of the data presented for southern Idaho.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground water in Box Elder and Tooele Counties, Utah
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 333
DOI 10.3133/wsp333
Year Published 1913
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center
Description Report: 90 p.; 1 Plate: 20.00 x 17.13 inches
Country United States
State Idaho, Utah
County Box Elder County, Tooele County
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