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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: 1930

Quality of water of the Colorado River in 1926-1928

This report gives the results obtained in the continuation of a study of the Colorado River begun in 1925.1 Most of the analyses here given represent composites of daily samples collected by the observers at the gaging stations on the Colorado River at Grand Canyon, Topock, and Yuma, Ariz. The other samples analyzed were taken at Lees Ferry and on...

Grover, N.C.; Howard, C. S.
Quality of water of the Colorado River in 1926-1928; 1930; WSP; 636-A; Howard, C. S.

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Surface water supply of the San Joaquin River Basin, California, 1895-1927

The measurement of the flow of the streams in California was begun by the State engineer in 1878, in accordance with the law requiring him "to investigate the problems of the irrigation of the plains; the condition and capacity of the great drainage lines of the State, and the improvement of the navigation of rivers." The work was restricted to a...

McGlashan, H.D.
Surface water supply of the San Joaquin River Basin, California, 1895-1927; 1930; WSP; 636-D; McGlashan, H. D.

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Suspended matter in the Colorado River in 1925-1928

Determinations of the quantity of solid material carried by the Colorado River are necessary for the proper consideration of plans for the development of the resources of the river. Much of the material carried by the river will be deposited in the proposed reservoirs and eventually will occupy a large part of the capacity of the reservoirs, so...

Howard, C. S.
Suspended matter in the Colorado River in 1925-1928; 1930; WSP; 636-B; Howard, C. S.

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The Green River and its utilization

The purpose of this report is to present the facts regarding the available water supply of the Green River Basin and other data that will be helpful in planning to put this water to beneficial use. For some parts of the basin a mass of information is available; for other parts the data are less complete. An attempt is made in this report to...

Woolley, Ralf Rumel
The Green River and its utilization; 1930; WSP; 618; Woolley, Ralf Rumel

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Year Published: 1929

Upper Colorado River and its utilization

This report presents, in form for ready reference, the available data pertaining to the present and future utilization of the surface waters of the upper Colorado River Basin, above the Green River and includes information relating to topography, climate, evaporation, water supply, transmountain diversions, storage, irrigation and agriculture, and...

Follansbee, Robert
Upper Colorado River and its utilization; 1929; WSP; 617; Follansbee, Robert

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Year Published: 1928

Stream measurement work: Chapter 10 in Sixteenth biennial report of the State Engineer to the governor of Utah: 1927-1928

The co-operative stream measurement work has been continued during the biennium by the United States Geological Survey under co-operative agreement with the State Engineer. This agreement is essentially the same as that outlined in previous reports. Those interested in the details and history of the co-operative stream gaging operations in the...

Purton, A.B.

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Year Published: 1928

Quality of water in Colorado River in 1925-1926

Most of the analyses given in this report represent composites of daily samples collected by the observers at United States Geological Survey gaging stations on Colorado River at Grand Canyon and Topock, Ariz. These stations are operated under the direction of W. E. Dickinson, district engineer of the Geological Survey at Tucson, Ariz., who...

Collins, W.D.; Howard, Charles S.
Quality of water in Colorado River in 1925-1926; 1928; WSP; 596-B; Collins, W. D.; Howard, Charles S.

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Year Published: 1927

Large springs in the United States

What are the largest springs in the United States, how much water do they discharge, and what geologic conditions produce them are questions of much popular interest and considerable scientific and economic importance. Yet the information in regard to large springs has been so widely scattered and so difficult to interpret that most people have...

Meinzer, Oscar Edward
Large springs in the United States; 1927; WSP; 557; Meinzer, Oscar Edward

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Year Published: 1927

Plants as indicators of ground water

Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the flora of the desert is its relation or lack of relation to the water table. On the one hand are the plants which are adapted to extreme economy of water, which depend on the rains that occur at long intervals for their scanty water supplies, and which during prolonged periods of drought maintain...

Meinzer, Oscar Edward
Plants as indicators of ground water; 1927; WSP; 577; Meinzer, Oscar Edward

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Year Published: 1927

Potash brines in the Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah: Chapter B in Contributions to economic geology (short papers and preliminary reports), 1927: Part I - Metals and nonmetals except fuels

During and immediately after the war the brines of the Salduro Marsh, in the Great Salt Lake Desert, were a source of considerable potash for the domestic supply. Although no potash has been produced from these brines in the last few years, a continued interest in the area has been shown by a large number of filings, in different parts of the...

Nolan, T.B.
Contributions to economic geology (short papers and preliminary reports), 1927, Part I, Metals and nonmetals except fuels. Potash brines in the Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah; 1928; B; 795-B; Nolan, T. B.

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Year Published: 1926

Stream measurement work: Chapter 7 in Fifteenth biennial report of the State Engineer to the governor of Utah: 1925-1926

The general stream measurement work has been continued during the biennium by the United States Geological Survey under cooperative agreement with the State Engineer. This agreement is essentially the same as that outlined in previous reports and the details of the stream gauging operations carried on under these agreements can be found in the...

Purton, A.B.

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Year Published: 1925

Temperature of water available for industrial use in the United States: Chapter F in Contributions to the hydrology of the United States, 1923-1924

The importance of water supply as a limiting factor in industrial development is becoming more evident each year. The limitation in a particular instance may be the quantity of water available, the quality determined by the mineral matter in solution or in suspension or by organic pollution, or the temperature of the water. Generally it is a...

Collins, W.D.
Temperature of water available for industrial use in the United States: Chapter F in Contributions to the hydrology of the United States, 1923-1924; 1925; WSP; 520-F; Contributions to the hydrology of the United States, 1923-1924 (Water Supply Paper 520); Collins, W. D.

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