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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: 1959

Summary of floods in the United States during 1953

Major floods occurred in four areas in the United States during 1953: western Oregon and northwestern California, Louisiana and adjacent States, the Missouri River basin in Montana, and northwestern Iowa.Monetary loss from floods in 1953 was much lower than in any one of the preceding 3 years and was less than half the national annual average as...

Wells, J.V.B.
Summary of floods in the United States during 1953; 1959; WSP; 1320-E; Wells, J. V. B.

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Year Published: 1958

A compilation of chemical quality data for ground and surface waters in Utah

An accelerated use of water resulting from a growing population, industrial expansion, and irrigation has brought into focus the importance of the quality as well as the quantity of this natural resource in Utah. As new demands are made on the existing supply, a search goes on for new sources of ground and surface water. These new sources must not...

Connor, John G.; Mitchell, C.G.

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Year Published: 1958

Phreatophytes

Phreatophytes are plants that depend for their water supply upon ground water that lies within reach of their roots. Although not confined to the arid regions of the Western United States, their occurrence there is more common, more spectacular, and, because of their effect on water supply, more important than it is in humid and subhumid regions....

Robinson, Thomas William
Phreatophytes; 1958; WSP; 1423; Robinson, Thomas William

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Year Published: 1958

The geology and distribution of aquifers in the southeastern part of San Juan County, Utah

The structural geology and the distribution of aquifers in the southeastern part of San Juan County were studied to establish the relationships of fresh-water aquifers to the oil- and gas-bearing rocks in that area.

Goode, Harry D.
The geology and distribution of aquifers in the southeastern part of San Juan County, Utah; 1958; OFR; 58-38; Goode, H. D.

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Year Published: 1957

Estimated use of water in the United States, 1955

The estimated withdrawal use of water in the United States during 1955 was about 740,000 mgd (million gallons per day). Withdrawal use of water requires that it be removed from the ground or diverted from a stream or lake. In this report it is divided into five types: public supplies, rural, irrigation, self-supplied industrial, and waterpower....

MacKichan, Kenneth Allen
Estimated use of water in the United States, 1955; 1957; CIR; 398; MacKichan, Kenneth Allen

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Year Published: 1957

Floods of April-June 1952 in Utah and Nevada

The floods of April-June 1952 in the Great Basin and in the Green River basin in Utah came as the result of the heaviest snow cover recorded, a long period of near-record subnormal temperature during March and early April, and an abrupt change to above-normal temperature that induced rapid melting.Rainfall played an insignificant part. Low- and...

Wells, J.V.B.
Floods of April-June 1952 in Utah and Nevada; 1957; WSP; 1260-E; Wells, J. V. B.

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Year Published: 1957

Preliminary survey of the saline-water resources of the United States

Basic hydrologic data available in the field offices of the U. S. Geological Survey and reports issued by the Survey furnish evidence that saline water (defined in this report as water containing more than 1,000 parts per million of dissolved solids) is available under diverse geologic and hydrologic conditions throughout the United States.The...

Krieger, Robert A.; Hatchett, J.L.; Poole, J.L.
Preliminary survey of the saline-water resources of the United States; 1957; WSP; 1374; Krieger, Robert A.; Hatchett, J. L.; Poole, J. L.

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Year Published: 1956

Reservoirs in the United States

Reservoir storage facilities in the United States play an important part in the national economy. Storage facilities have enabled the country to utilize to a much fuller extent one of the most valuable natural resources: water. During recent years the construction of reservoirs has continued at a high rate. This report shows the status of these...

Thomas, N.O.; Harbeck, G. Earl
Reservoirs in the United States; 1956; WSP; 1360-A; Thomas, N. O.; Harbeck, Guy Earl

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Year Published: 1955

Quality of water of the Colorado River, 1925-40

The study of the quality of water of the Colorado River and its tributaries has been a continuing one since 1925. The data so obtained have been useful in the planning and construction of dams and reservoirs, the utilization of the water within the basin, and in planning the economy of areas outside of the basin, partially or wholly dependent on...

Howard, Charles S.
Quality of water of the Colorado River, 1925-1940; 1955; OFR; 55-71; Howard, Charles S.

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Year Published: 1955

Water rights in areas of ground-water mining

Ground-water mining, the progressive depletion of storage in a ground-water reservoir, has been going on for several years in some areas, chiefly in the Southwestern States. In some of these States a water right is based on ownership of land overlying the ground-water reservoir and does not depend upon putting the water to use; in some States a...

Thomas, Harold E.
Water rights in areas of ground-water mining; 1955; CIR; 347; Thomas, Harold E.

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Year Published: 1954

Progress report on selected ground-water basins in Utah

This technical publication consists essentially of the interpretation of data collected in connection with a detailed inventory of ground-water pumpage and water-level trends in four irrigation districts in southern Utah. Much of this information was assembled in a preliminary report entitled "Inventory of ground-water pumpage in three irrigation...

Waite, H.A.; Nelson, W.B.; Lofgren, B.E.; Feth, John Henry Frederick
Progress report on selected ground-water basins in Utah; 1954; Other Government Series; 9; Waite, H. A.; Nelson, W. B.; Lofgren, B. E.; Feth, John Henry Frederick

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Year Published: 1954

Inventory of ground-water pumpage in three irrigation districts in southern Utah

No abstract available.

Waite, H.A.
Inventory of ground-water pumpage in three irrigation districts in southern Utah; 1954; OFR; 54-325; Waite, H. A.

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