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Water-related geologic problems of 1983 in southeastern Utah (OFR-149)


By: F. D. Davis

Most of southeastern Utah is in the Colorado Plateau physiographic province. Only the western parts of Wayne and Garfield counties are in the Southern High Plateaus Section of the Basin and Range-Colorado Plateau subprovince. The Colorado Plateau is characterized by horizontal or nearly horizontal colorful sedimentary strata of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Age. The strata have been deeply dissected and sculptured into deep canyons and valleys, cliff-sided mesas and plateaus, and areas of badland topography. This topography, during periods of heavy, short-lived storms, increase the possibility of local flash floods or other water-related hazards.

This compilation of water-related geologic problems of 1983 has been published to discuss these hazards. The counties covered are San Juan, Grand, Wayne, Garfield, and Kane, which cover about one-third the area of the state.

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Published: 1989
Pages: 89 p.
Location: Garfield County, Grand County, Kane County, San Juan County, and Wayne County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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