Water-related geologic problems of 1983 - Utah occurrences by County (MP 89-4)
By: B. N. Kaliser
Twenty-four counties in Utah were surveyed in 1983-84 to compile this summary of known geological events related to the 1983 wet year. It is hoped that this summary and the one by Davis will provide a data base that is 1) historically useful and 2) may be used in studies designed to mitigate similar occurrences.
Twenty-two of the twenty-four counties were included in the Presidential disaster declaration. One county included in that declaration, Garfield, in southeastern Utah, is omitted because of its inclusion in the report by Davis. The three counties not included in the disaster declaration are Cache in northern Utah, and Iron and Washington counties in southwestern Utah. Under each county the sequence of types of events discussed or listed is as follows: (1) slope movements of all types, (2) ground-water changes, including elevation of shallow, unconfined water tables, (3) erosion and sedimentation effects, (4) foundation problems and other phenomena.
Pages: 24 p.
Media Type: Paper Publication