Accession Number:

ADA065478

Title:

Hydrogeology of Utah Lake with Emphasis on Goshen Bay.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

178.0

Abstract:

This investigation provides a comprehensive picture of the hydrogeology of Utah Lake. The results indicate that available aquifer recharge has been traditionally underestimated the depth of valley fill is probably twice that which had been previously supposed artesian pressures force a considerable amount of ground-water upward through confining layers and there is ample opportunity for water to pass from Cedar Valley into Goshen Valley. The author concludes that diffuse seepage accounts for the majority of subsurface inflow to the lake the total annual subsurface inflow is in excess of 100,000 acre feet 123 million cu m and ground-water does enter through the bottom of Goshen Bay. The ground-water flowing into Goshen Bay is of a relatively low quality and the maximum volume is estimated to be on the order of 18,000 acre feet 22.1 million cu m per year. Much of this Goshen Bay water may come from Cedar Valley. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE