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

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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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The industrial utility of public water supplies in the United States, 1952; Part 2: States west of the Mississippi River

Public water supplies are utilized extensively by industries for processing, cooling, and steam generation. The requirements as to quality of water for each industry are specific, therefore information on the quality or chemical character of the water supply is essential not only in the location of industrial plants but also is an aid in the...

Lohr, E.W.; Love, S.K.
The industrial utility of public water supplies in the United States, 1952, part 2, States west of the Mississippi River; 1954; WSP; 1300; Lohr, E. W.; Love, S. K.

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Year Published: 1953

Geology and geography of the Henry Mountains region, Utah

The Henry Mountains region in southeastern Utah is one of the classic areas in geology because of the study made there by Grove Karl Gilbert in 1875 and 1876. His report on the geology of the mountains was the first to recognize that intrusive bodies may deform their host rocks and the first to show clearly the significance of the evenly eroded...

Hunt, Charles B.; Averitt, Paul; Miller, Ralph L.
Geology and geography of the Henry Mountains region, Utah; 1953; PP; 228; Hunt, C. B.; Averitt, Paul; Miller, R. L.

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Geology of the recharge area, Weber Canyon, Utah

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Feth, J. H.
Geology of the recharge area, Weber Canyon, Utah; 1953; OFR; 53-66; Feth, J. H.

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Lake Bonneville: Geology of northern Utah Valley, Utah

Lake Bonneville was a vast Pleistocene lake that covered 20,000 square miles in northwestern Utah and had a maximum depth of about 1,000 feet. It was a body of water comparable in size to modern Lake Michigan.Surveys of the unconsolidated deposits in the Lake Bonneville basin utilize the same methods used in studies of hard rocks, namely:...

Hunt, C.B.; Varnes, H.D.; Thomas, H. E.
Lake Bonneville; geology of northern Utah Valley, Utah; 1953; PP; 257-A; Hunt, C. B.; Varnes, H. D.; Thomas, H. E.

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Sedimentation in small reservoirs on the San Rafael Swell, Utah

Movement of sediment from upland areas and eventually into main drainages and rivers is by no means through continuous transportation of material from the source to the delta. Instead it consists of a series of intermittent erosional and depositional phases that present a pulsating movement. Hence, sediment carried off upland areas may be...

King, Norman Julius; Mace, Mervyn M.
Sedimentation in small reservoirs on the San Rafael Swell, Utah; 1953; CIR; 256; King, Norman Julius; Mace, Mervyn M.

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