Data to Accompany the Regional Potentiometric-Surface Map of the Great Basin Carbonate and Alluvial Aquifer System in Snake Valley and Surrounding Areas, Juab, Millard, and Beaver Counties, Utah and White Pine and Lincoln Counties, Nevada

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Water-level measurements from 190 wells were used to develop a potentiometric-surface map of the east-central portion of the regional Great Basin carbonate and alluvial aquifer system in and around Snake Valley, eastern Nevada and western Utah. The map area covers approximately 9,000 square miles in Juab, Millard, and Beaver Counties, Utah, and White Pine and Lincoln Counties, Nevada. Recent (2007-2010) drilling by the Utah Geological Survey and U.S. Geological Survey has provided new data for areas where water-level measurements were previously unavailable. New water-level data were used to refine mapping of the pathways of intrabasin and interbasin groundwater flow. At 20 of these locations, nested observation wells provide vertical hydraulic gradient data and information related to the degree of connection between basin-fill aquifers and consolidated-rock aquifers. Multiple-year water-level hydrographs are also presented for 32 wells to illustrate the aquifer system’s response to interannual climate variations and well withdrawals.

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Metadata Date March 7, 2011
Metadata Created Date March 15, 2013
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2014
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2011 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 7, 2011
Metadata Created Date March 15, 2013
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2014
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey Utah Water Science Center (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Although this Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata file is intended to document the data set in nonproprietary form, this metadata file may include some ArcGIS-specific terminology. These data are not intended to be used as a survey product and are for reference only., Access Constraints: None
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Bbox North Lat 39.908673
Bbox South Lat 38.345712
Bbox West Long -114.575367
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Temporal Extent Begin 2010-01-07
Temporal Extent End 2010-11-18

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