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Serving Utah and the Nation by providing the hydrologic information and understanding needed to achieve the best use and management of the Nation's waters.


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Drought conditions in Utah

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Current water-resource conditions in the United States

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Photo Gallery - In the Field in Utah

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  • USGS stream gage on Muddy Creek, Utah
  • Mammoth Creek above West Hatch ditch near Hatch, Utah
  • USGS employee Rod Tibbetts digging out control on Castle Creek below Castle Valley near Moab, Utah
  • USGS employee installing new radar gage on
  • Santa Clara River near St George flood on January 11, 2005
  • Green River near Jensen, Utah
  • USGS gaging station on Fish Creek above Reservoir near Scofield, Utah
  • USGS employee Chris Wilkowske making measurement from a boat with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler on Duchesne River at Randlett, Utah
  • Equipment used to make discharge measurement from a bridge
  • USGS employee Martel Fisher making measurement with a tethered boat from a cableway on the Bear River below Smiths Fork near Cokeville, WY
  • USGS employee Jennifer Cillessen making measurement at Little Cottonwood Creek at Tanners Flat Campground near Alta, Utah
  • USGS Hydrologic Technician, Steve Gerner, making streamflow measurement on the Green River near Green River, UT using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler instrument
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Recent Publications

Dissolved-Solids Transport in Surface Water of the Muddy Creek Basin, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5001, by S.J. Gerner (December 2007)

Net-Infiltration map of the Navajo sandstone outcrop area in western Washington County, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2988, by V.M. Heilweil and T.S. McKinney (October 2007)

Geospatial database of ground-water altitude and depth-to-ground-water data for Utah, 1971-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Data Report 302, by S.G. Buto and B.E. Jorgensen (October 2007)

Characterization of dissolved solids in water resources of agricultural lands near Manila, Utah, 2004-05: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5211, by S.J. Gerner, L.E. Spangler, B.A. Kimball, and D.L. Naftz (October 2007)

Effects of Agriculture and Urbanization on Quality of Shallow Ground Water in the Arid to Semiarid Western United States, 1993-2004, National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5179, by A.P. Paul, R.L. Seiler, T.G. Rowe, and M.R. Rosen (September 2007)

Dissolved Solids in Basin-Fill Aquifers and Streams in the Southwestern United States, National Water-Quality Assessment Program, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5315, by D. W. Anning, N.J. Bauch, S.J. Gerner, M.E. Flynn, S.N. Hamlin, S.J. Moore, D.H. Schaefer, S.K. Anderholm, and L.E. Spangler (September 2007)

Methods for Estimating Magnitude and Frequency of Peak Flows for Natural Streams in Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5158, by Terry A. Kenney, Chris D. Wilkowske, and Shane J. Wright (August 2007)


Goshen Valley Well
Ground-Water Conditions in Utah, Spring of 2008.
Snake Valley Well
Utah Active Water Level Network.
Navajo Sandstone
Navajo Sandstone Recharge.
Outcropping limestone in Great Basin National Park
Great Basin Carbonate and Alluvial Aquifer System Water Availability Study.
Factory Butte
Dissolved Solids in Basin-Fill Aquifers and Streams in the Southwestern United States.
Flood on Virgin River
Fact sheet summary of flooding and streamflow for the 2005 water year.
Satellite Image Map
The Utah Water Science Center Great Salt Lake Page - Features, facts, and web-links.




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