By: K. R. Thompson
This reconnaissance of the quality of surface water in the Weber River basin encompassed an area of 2,080 square miles. Elevations in the basin range from 4,210 to 11,708 feet. The water-distribution system on the Weber River is well developed. Numerous irrigation diversions greatly decrease the flow of the river at several locations in the basin. Major reservoirs having a total usable capacity of 518,020 acre-feet are used principally for irrigation and some recreation. The largest consumptive use of water in the basin is irrigation.
The purposes of the reconnaissance were: (1) To obtain information on the general inorganic chemical characteristics of the surface water throughout the Weber River basin and, (2) to determine some of the effects of the natural environment and of present water use on these chemical characteristics.
Pages: 74 p.
Plates: 5 pl.
Location: Davis County, Morgan County, Summit County, and Weber County
Media Type: Paper Publication