Ground-Water Conditions in the Lake Powell Area, Utah (TP-84)

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Water Rights and Water Resources

By: P. J. Blanchard

The Lake Powell area comprises about 2,450 square miles in south-central Utah. It is subdivided into three geographical areas by the Colorado and San Juan Rivers. The Henry Mountains area is north of the Colorado River, the Navajo Mountain area is south of the San Juan River, and the third area is between the Colorado and San Juan Rivers. This report presents results of investigation of ground-water conditions in part of the Lake Powell area of south-central Utah. The area contains known and potential reserves of oil, gas, coal, and uranium. Uranium is presently (1984) being mined and a uranium mill is located near the townsite of Ticaboo. Further development of energy resources would require additional development of water resources. Increased use of parts of the area for recreation places a second demand on its water resources.

The purpose of this study was to provide Federal, State, and local water managers, water users, and other interested parties with information concerning the availability and quality of ground water in principal aquifers in the area--the Navajo, Wingate, and Entrada Sandstones--with emphasis on the Navajo Sandstone.

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Published: 1986
Pages: 64 p.
Plates: 1
Location: Garfield County, Kane County, and San Juan County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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