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Hydrologic Reconnaissance of the Sevier Lake Area, West-Central Utah (TP-96)

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Water Rights and Water Resources
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By: D. E. Wilberg

The hydrologic system of the Sevier Lake area, at the terminus of the Sevier Lake drainage basin in west-central Utah, was studied during 1987-88 to determine baseline hydrologic conditions prior to anticipated development. Sevier Lake was reestablished during 1983-87 on the normally dry playa as a result of record volumes of surface-water runoff, but the lake was receding during the study. In June 1985, the lake reached a maximum depth of about 13 feet, with a water-surface altitude of 4,527 feet above sea level.

The basin-fill aquifer includes a coarse-grained facies at higher altitudes of the alluvial slopes, and a fine-grained facies at lower altitudes around Sevier Lake. Water levels indicate a potential for lateral groundwater movement away from the lake and toward the northwest, west, and south. This publication discusses the results of the reconnaissance study of the lake.

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Published: 1991
Pages: 51 p.
Location: Millard County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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