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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: 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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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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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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Water power and flood control of Colorado River below Green River, Utah

The purpose of this report is to present the facts regarding available water supply and all known dam sites on Colorado River between Cataract Canyon, Utah, and Parker, Ariz., and to show the relative value of these dam sites. To determine the relative value of the dam sites, a comprehensive plan of development for Colorado River below the mouth...

La Rue, Eugene Clyde; Work, Hubert; Grover, Nathan C.
Water power and flood control of Colorado River below Green River, Utah; 1925; WSP; 556; La Rue, Eugene Clyde; Work, Hubert

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Year Published: 1924

Stream measurement work: Chapter 8 in Fourteenth biennial report of the State Engineer to the governor of Utah: 1923-1924

Cooperative stream measurement work under an agreement essentially the same as that outlined in previous reports has been continued during the past two years by the United States Geological Survey. Details of the conditions during previous years can be found in the respective reports of the State Engineers.

Purton, A.B.

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Year Published: 1924

The San Juan Canyon, southeastern Utah: A geographic and hydrographic reconnaissance

This report, which describes the San Juan Canyon, San Juan River and the tributary streams and the geography and to some extent the geology of the region, presents information obtained by me during the descent of the river with the Trimble party in 1921. The exploration of the canyon, which was financed jointly by the United States Geological...

Miser, Hugh D.
The San Juan Canyon, southeastern Utah, a geographic and hydrographic reconnaissance; 1924; WSP; 538; Miser, Hugh D.

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Year Published: 1924

The composition of the river and lake waters of the United States

In the summer of 1903 the late Richard B. Dole, chemist of the water-resources branch of the United States Geological Survey, began a systematic investigation of the composition of the river and lake waters of the United States. His plan, which developed gradually, was to have analyses made of the different waters in such a manner as to give the...

Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth
The composition of the river and lake waters of the United States; 1924; PP; 135; Clarke, F. W.

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Year Published: 1924

The data of geochemistry

Upon the subject of geochemistry a vast literature exists, but it is widely scattered and portions of it are difficult of access. The general treatises, like the classical works of Bischof and of Koth, are not recent, and great masses of modern data are as yet uncorrelated. The American material alone is singularly rich, but most of it has been...

Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth
The data of geochemistry; 1924; B; 770; Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth

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Year Published: 1924

Water powers of the Great Salt Lake basin

The Great Salt Lake basin comprises that part of the Great Basin that drains into Great Salt Lake, Utah. It is about 27,000 square miles in area and includes the northern part of Utah, a small part of eastern Nevada, the southeast corner of Idaho, and the southwest corner of Wyoming.The eastern part of the area consists of mountainous highlands;...

Woolley, Ralf Rumel; Grover, Nathan Clifford; Grover, Nathan C.; Lee, W.T.
Water powers of the Great Salt Lake basin; 1924; WSP; 517; Woolley, Ralf Rumel; Grover, Nathan Clifford

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Year Published: 1923

The occurrence of ground water in the United States, with a discussion of principles

The writer has planned and partly prepared a series of six papers on ground water in the United States. These papers are to deal with (1) occurrence, (2) origin, discharge, and quantity, (3) movement and head, (4) quality, (5) recovery and use, and (6) ground-water provinces. The present paper is the first of the series.The writer is indebted to...

Meinzer, Oscar Edward
The occurrence of ground water in the United States, with a discussion of principles; 1923; WSP; 489; Meinzer, Oscar Edward

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Year Published: 1922

Stream measurement work: Chapter 9 in Thirteenth biennial report of the State Engineer to the governor of Utah: 1921-1922

Systematic stream measurement work was probably first undertaken in Utah when the United States Geological Survey in 1888 began collecting records of flow of certain streams in the West in connection with special studies relating to irrigation in the arid sections. Since 1895 Congress has made small appropriations “for gaging the streams and...

Purton, A.B.

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