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Hydrologic studies of the U.S. Geological Survey in major coal-resource areas of Utah through 1980

January 1, 1981

Increased interest in coal has created greater interest in water, both for environmental and water-supply reasons. This report summarizes hydrologic studies conducted in and near the major coal fields of Utah (fig. 1) by the U.S. Geological Survey through 1980. It is intended as a reference for those people dealing with coal-related hydrologic problems.

Published reports and reports in preparation at the time of this compilation are summarized in an annotated bibliography. The 4? reports in the annotated bibliography deal with many components of the hydrologic system. Most of the reports are interpretive in nature, but some contain only hydrologic data. The reports deal with such varied subjects as the magnitude and frequency of floods, availability of ground water, and hydrologic impacts of coal mining.

Seven hydrologic studies that are active in 1980 in Utah coal-resource areas are described. In addition to these seven, studies, that part of the Geological Survey statewide data-collection network in the vicinity of the major coal fields is described.

The hydrologic studies are conducted and reports prepared, for the most part, by personnel of the Water Resources Division, Utah District. tost of the studies and data-collection programs are in cooperation with other Federal, State, and local agencies. Utah Power and Light Co. provides stream- flow data collected at one gaging station.

Publication Year 1981
Title Hydrologic studies of the U.S. Geological Survey in major coal-resource areas of Utah through 1980
DOI 10.3133/ofr81216
Authors Gregory C. Lines
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 81-216
Index ID ofr81216
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Utah Water Science Center