An Appraisal of the Quality of Surface Water in the Sevier Lake Basin, Utah, 1964

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Author: D. C. Hahl and J. C. Mundorff
Description:Water in 13 mountain streams in the Sevier Lake basin was found to range in concentration of dissolved solids from 60 to about 500 ppm (parts per million) during the 1964 water year. The water is generally of the calcium bicarbonate type and is hard. Water in the East Fork Sevier River and in the upstream reaches of the main stem of the Sevier River was found to contain a weighted-average concentration of dissolved solids of less than 500 ppm. The dominant ions were calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. The observed range in weighted-average hardness of the water was from 142 to 212 ppm expressed as CaCOa. The water is of suitable quality for most uses and has a low to medium salinity hazard and low sodium hazard for irrigation use.
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Name: Utah Division of Water Rights
Organization Name: Utah Division of Water Rights, Utah Department of Natural Resources
Street: 1594 West North Temple Suite 220, P.O. Box 146300
City: Salt lake City
State: UT
Zip: 84114
Phone: 801-538-7240
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 39.6056881783
South Bounding Latitude: 37.2653099556
East Bounding Longitude: -111.335449219
West Bounding Longitude: -113.972167969