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Geology and ground-water resources of Cedar City and Parowan Valleys, Iron County, Utah

Water Supply Paper 993

Prepared in cooperation with the State of Utah
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  • Document: Report (pdf)
  • Plates:
    • Plate 1 (pdf) Index map of Utah showing areas covered by ground-water investigations
    • Plate 2 (pdf) Sketch map showing the principal physiographic features of the Cedar City-Parowan Valley area
    • Plate 3 (pdf) Geologic map of Cedar City and Parowan Valleys, Utah
    • Plate 8 (pdf) Map of a part of Cedar City Valley, showing locations of wells for which drillers' logs are available
    • Plate 9 (pdf) Well sections based on drillers' logs for several wells that form two crooked but roughly parallel profiles along the Coal Creek fan in Cedar City Valley
    • Plate 12 (pdf) Hydrographs of six wells that are located along a line extending northwestward across secs. 27, 21, 17, and 8, T. 35 S., R. 11 W
    • Plate 13 (pdf) Map of Cedar City Valley showing ground-water contours about April 1, 1940, and subdivisions of the ground-water reservoir
    • Plate 14 (pdf) Map of Cedar City Valley showing ground-water contours about April 1 and September 15, 1939
    • Plate 15 (pdf) Map of part of Cedar City Valley showing decline of groundwater levels between April 1 and September 15, 1939
    • Plate 16 (pdf) North-south profile approximately through the center of Tps. 34 and 35 S., R. 11 W., showing positions of the water surface during 1932, 1936, and 1939
    • Plate 17 (pdf) Map of Cedar City Valley showing lines of equal depth to water below land surface, September 1939
    • Plate 18 (pdf) Map of Cedar City Valley showing location¬Ľof wells, maximum area of artesian flow, and areas of artesian flow in September 1939
    • Plate 19 (pdf) Hydrographs of five wells in which the seasonal fluctuations of static level are caused chiefly by flow from artesian wells
    • Plate 20 (pdf) Hydrographs of four wells located along a north-south line through the pumping district in Parowan Valley
    • Plate 21 (pdf) Hydrographs of six wells in Parowan Valley that are remote from areas of intensive ground-water development
    • Plate 22 (pdf) Map of Parowan Valley showing highest and lowest observed artesian-pressure surface in March 1940
    • Plate 23 (pdf) Map of Parowan Valley showing approximate position of highest artesian-pressure surface in September 1940
    • Plate 24 (pdf) Map of a part of Parowan Valley showing locations of wells and springs and approximate decline of the highest piezometric surface between about March 15 and September 10, 1940
    • Plate 25 (pdf) Map of Parowan Valley showing location of wells and springs and positions of highest piezometric surface with respect to land surface in 1940
    • Plate 26 (pdf) Profile along the south boundary of T. 35 S., showing position of the highest piezometric surface in April and September 1940
    • Plate 27 (pdf) Map showing ground-water districts in Parowan Valley
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Abstract

Cedar City Valley and Parowan Valley are situated in the eastern part of Iron County, in southwestern Utah. Both valleys are traversed by United States Highway 91, which skirts the west base of the High Plateaus of Utah. The sparse population of the valleys is chiefly dependent upon agricultural products for its livelihood. The climate of the region ranges from arid to semiarid, and the agricultural products are dependent upon irrigation by surface streams and, to an increasing extent during recent years, by water pumped from wells.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geology and ground-water resources of Cedar City and Parowan Valleys, Iron County, Utah
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
993
Year Published:
1946
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington. D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
Report: vii, 210 p.; 21 Plates: 33.50 x 39.50 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Iron County
Other Geospatial:
Cedar City valley, Parowan valley