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Groundwater Protection Analysis for Moab City and Spanish Valley

January 24, 2021
by John Weisheit

The following analyses for groundwater protection in Moab & Spanish Valley includes contributions from the following organizations:

  • Utah Division of Water Rights
  • US Geological Survey
  • Utah Geological Survey
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • US Forest Service
  • Western Water Assessment (NOAA)
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Southeast Utah Health Department
  • Moab City
  • Grand County and its Special Service Districts
  • San Juan Spanish Valley Special Service District
  • Moab Area Watershed Partnership
  • Canyonlands Watershed Council
  • Living Rivers & Colorado Riverkeeper

PRESENTATIONS: MAWP MEETING OF MARCH, 2021
Summaries of Moab-Spanish Valley Groundwater Studies

MOAB NEWS: Water Scarcity Issues Confronting Moab-Spanish Valley
  • Click here to read this story by Kate Groetzinger from KUER Public Radio called "Moab May Be Running Out Of Water. That’s Prompting Residents To Rethink Conservation And Development. "
  • Click here to read this story by Graham Dudley from KSL TV called "How Much Water Is Really Under Moab? Scientists say, Less Than Thought."
  • Click here to read "Moab's Aquifer May Be Maxed Out Prompting City To Explore Water Conservation" by Kate Groetzinger for KUER.
  • Click here to ready this story by Doug McMurdo of Times-Independent: "Water restrictions coming to Moab."
  • Click here to read this story by Rachel Fixsen of Moab Sun News: "Thirsty Valley: City Officials Take Hard Look At Water Resources
  • Click here to read this story by Doug McMurdo of Moab Times-Independent: "Got Water? More Questions Than Answers On Aquifer Capacity"
  • Click here to read this story by Moab Sun News called "USGS Study Shows Less Water Than Previously Reported"
  • Click here to read this story by Dennis Webb in the Grand Junction Sentinel about how the Western Slope of Colorado and Grand County, Utah are warming at a faster pace than the rest of the USA
  • Click here to read this story by Carter Pape of Times Independent called "Moab Watershed 30 to 40 Percent Smaller Than Previously Reported"
  • Click here to read this story by Carter Pape of Times Independent called "How Water Ends Up In Moab"
  • Click here to read this story by Carter Pape of Times Independent called "USGS Confirms Valley Water Budget"

UTAH CODE FOR GROUNDWATER PROTECTION


COMPILATION OF RECENT HYDROGEOLOGY ASSESSMENTS

MOAB CITY HYDROLOGIC ASSESSMENTS

Hydrologic And Hydrogeologic Assessment (HESA)* of the surface water and groundwater resources affecting the Moab City Springs and Wells & surface water of Mill Creek and Pack Creek in Moab-Spanish Valley in Grand County and San Juan County. By Hydrologic Systems Analysis, & Heath Hydrology, contractors for Moab City.

* HESA - Hydrological and Environmental Systems Analysis involves the management, processing and interpretation of huge amounts of geoscientific as well as ecological and historical data of many different types and sources, which can only be handled coherently and efficiently by using interactive Geoscientific Information Systems (GIS).


MOAB CITY COUNCIL

UTAH DIVISION OF WATER RIGHTS (UDWRi)

MOAB AREA WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP (MAWP)

MOAB WETLANDS AND COLORADO RIVER FLOODPLAIN

WATER SUPPLY & DEMAND ASSESSMENTS


POPULATION STATISTICS

WATER CONSERVATION PLANS

WATER USAGE PLANS & PROJECTIONS

CLIMATE ASSESSMENT & CLIMATE ADAPTATION

GROUNDWATER MONITORING DATA

US Geological Survey
San Juan Spanish Valley Special Service District
SURFACE WATER MONITORING DATA FOR GRAND COUNTY

US Geological Survey
  • Mill Creek above Sheley Tunnel #09183500
  • Mill Creek below Sheley Tunnel #09183600
  • Note: Sheley Tunnel is a diversion into Ken's Lake
  • Mill Creek below mouth of Pack Creek (Moab) #09185100
  • Upper Pack Creek (gage installation is recommended)
  • Dolores River mouth (before confluence with Colorado River) #0918000
  • Colorado River below mouth of Dolores River ("Cisco") #091805000
  • Colorado River below Potash Boat Ramp (last gage on the Colorado River above the confluence with the Green River) #09185600
  • Green River at Green River City #09315000
  • Green River below Mineral Bottom Boat Ramp (last gage on the Green River) #09328920

WEATHER STATIONS AND DATA FOR GRAND COUNTY

 

 


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