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Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin

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USGS Science Centers in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin produce hundreds of USGS-series publications, journal papers, and books each year that are subject to rigorous review by USGS specialists. The publications shown below on this page are related to study areas and staff members of USGS Science Centers in Region 7 compiled from the USGS Publications Warehouse.

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Year Published: 1950

Ground water in the Escalante Valley, Beaver, Iron, and Washington Counties, Utah

Escalante Valley in southwestern Utah is one of the largest and most important ground-water areas of the State, with 1,300 square miles of arid land and an additional 1,500 square miles in its tributary drainage basin. Ground water is obtained from gravel and sand beds in the unconsolidated valley fill. In 1950 more irrigation wells were pumped...

Fix, Philip F.; Nelson, W.B.; Lofgren, B.E.; Butler, R.G.

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Progress report on ground-water investigation in Ashley Valley, Uintah County, Utah

No abstract available.

Nelson, W.B.; Lofgren, B.E.
Progress report on ground-water investigation in Ashley Valley, Uintah County, Utah; 1950; OFR; 50-86; Nelson, W. B.; Lofgren, B. E.

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Annual runoff in the United States

The water that drains from the land into creeks and rivers is called runoff. Supplying many of our basic human needs for water, runoff occurs chiefly as a residual of rainfall after Nature’s take – that is, after the persistent demands of evaporation from land and transpiration from vegetation have been supplied.

Langbein, Walter Basil
Annual runoff in the United States; 1949; CIR; 52; Langbein, Walter Basil

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Ground water in the Jordan Valley, Utah

The Jordan Valley is a small part of a larger area that during the glacial epoch was covered by an ancient lake known as Lake Bonneville. The Jordan River, the natural drainage path from Utah Lake, flows northward through the center of the valley and empties into Great Salt Lake. The Jordan Valley is a rockbottomed valley in which a great...

Taylor, G.H.; Leggette, R.M.
Ground water in the Jordan Valley, Utah; 1949; WSP; 1029; Taylor, G. H.; Leggette, R. M.

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Water-supply investigation at Navajo Mountain, Navajo Indian Reservation, San Juan County, Utah

No abstract available.

Brown, S.C.; Halpenny, L.C.; Whitcomb, H.A.
Water-supply investigation at Navajo Mountain, Navajo Indian Reservation, San Juan County, Utah; 1949; OFR; 49-59; Brown, S. C.; Halpenny, L. C.; Whitcomb, H. A.

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Ground water in the East Shore area, Utah. Part I. Bountiful District, Davis County

The Bountiful district in Davis County, Utah, less than 10 miles from the heart of Salt Lake City, is rapidly becoming an integral part of the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City. It cannot achieve the development that its location merits unless the present water supplies are increased. The district is a fertile agricultural area favorably...

Thomas, H. E.; Nelson, W.B.

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Year Published: 1948

Index to river surveys made by the United States Geological Survey and other agencies

The descriptive list of surveys of rivers in the United States issued by the United States Geological Survey in 1926 as Water-Supply Paper 558 comprised surveys by the Geological Survey and other Federal bureaus and by State, semiofficial, and private agencies. Since then many additional river surveys, most of them now available in published...

Jones, Benjamin E.; Helland, Randolph Olaf
Index to river surveys made by the United States Geological Survey and other agencies revised to July 1, 1947; 1948; WSP; 995; Jones, Benjamin E.; Helland, Randolph Olaf

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Year Published: 1947

Summary of records of surface waters at stations on tributaries in lower Colorado River Basin, 1888-1938

This report presents summaries of records of discharge at gaging stations on tributaries in the Lower Colorado River Basin. The lower Colorado River Basin as used in this report is the "lower basin" defined in the Colorado River Compact, as that part of the Colorado River Basin below a point 1 mile downstream from the mouth of Paria River. Records...

Summary of records of surface waters at stations on tributaries in lower Colorado River Basin, 1888-1938; 1947; WSP; 1049; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Year Published: 1947

Suspended sediment in the Colorado River, 1925-41

This report gives the results of sediment-sampling studies of the Geological Survey in the Colorado River basin for the period from October 1, 1925, to September 30, 1941. Records are given for the entire period for the Grand Canyon gaging station and for shorter periods at other stations in the basin. The results reported consist of the records...

Howard, Charles S.
Suspended sediment in the Colorado River, 1925-41; 1947; WSP; 998; Howard, Charles S.

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Year Published: 1947

Utilization of surface-water resources of Sevier Lake Basin, Utah

No abstract available.

Woolley, Ralf R.
Utilization of surface-water resources of Sevier Lake Basin, Utah; 1947; WSP; 920; Woolley, Ralf R.

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Year Published: 1946

Ground-water level fluctuations in Utah, 1936-45

Ground-water investigations in Utah by the Geological Survey of the U.S. Department of the Interior have been in progress since 1935, in cooperation with the Utah State Engineer. This cooperative work includes (1) determination of the fluctuations of water level in most of the developed ground-water areas in the state, based upon measurements...

Thomas, H. E.

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Year Published: 1946

Ground water in Pavant Valley

The users of wells for irrigation in Pavant Valley, particularly in the Flowell district, have long been cognizant of their utter dependency upon ground water for livelihood, and were among the first in the State to make an organized effort to conserve supplies by prevention of waste. Since passage of the State ground-water law in 1935, the State...

Dennis, P. E.; Maxey, G. B.; Thomas, H. E.

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