Hydrology of the Beaver Valley Area, Beaver County, Utah, with Emphasis on Ground Water, Technical Publication No. 63

Beaver Valley includes 534 square miles (1,383 square kilometers) in southwestern Utah, in the Basin and Range physiographic province. The project area consists of a valley plain underlain by unconsolidated to partly consolidated material. The valley plain is bounded by mountains that are composed of partly consolidated to consolidated rocks of Pennsylvanian through Tertiary age except for local thin unconsolidated surficial deposits of Quaternary age. The water needs of the valley are supplied mainly by four streams rising in the Tushar Mountains along the eastern side of the valley and by wells in the unconsolidated to partly consolidated materials of the valley plain. The 1966-74 combined mean annual inflow of the four streams was 59,020 acre-feet (72.77 hm3 [cubic hectometers)). Withdrawals from wells for irrigation increased from 250 acre-feet 10.31 hm3) in 1934, the first year of such withdrawal, to 8,880 acre-feet (10.9 hm3) in 1974; the average withdrawal for 1966-74 was 5,080 acre-feet (6.3 hm3). Withdrawals for all other uses increased from 125 acre-feet (0.15 hm3) in 1934 to 1,055 acre-feet (1.3 hm3) in 1974.

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Citation Date 1978-01-01T00:00:00

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Name R. W. Mower
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Organization U.S. Geological Survey
Email http://www.usgs.gov/ask/index.html

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North Bound 39.578889886829
South Bound 37.951428217339
East Bound -110.82191734375
West Bound -114.02992515625