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Available Groundwater Determination

Technical memorandum No. 6

Bear River Basin Water Plan Update

Groundwater Study Level I (2010-2014)

The 2014 Available Groundwater Determination Technical Memorandum No. 6 is provided in the table below. The memorandum may be viewed in either HTML or PDF format. It is recommended that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat® Reader. If you do not already have this program on your computer, please visit Adobe's Website to dowload a free copy.

For information on the Bear River Basin Groundwater from the Wyoming State Geological Survey click here.

Bear River Groundwater Map

PDF (551kb) Access the 2011 Bear River Basin Groundwater Report Executive Summary

PDF (67,461kb) Access the 2011 Bear River Basin Groundwater Final Report

PDF (3,741kb) Access the 2011 Bear River Basin Groundwater Title Page and TOC

PDF (325kb)This memorandum represents the most current assessment of the groundwater resources in the Bear River Basin

PDF (97kb)This chapter discusses the data sources, approach, organization, and computer-based mapping used in this current study and compares them to the previous Ground Water Resource Investigations contained within the 2001 and 2011 Bear River Basin Water Plans

PDF (6,222kb)This study examines groundwater resources that underlie the Bear River drainage basin in Wyoming as well as areas in Idaho and Utah that are tributary to the Wyoming part of this basin

PDF (5,336kb) A complete description of the geologic framework of the Bear River Basin must include summary accounts of the assemblages of geologic and hydrogeologic units and structural elements that define each of their geometry. To accomplish this, an extensive set of figures and maps, presented as plates, are included in this report.

PDF (25,670kb) This chapter discusses the technical concepts and terminology used in this study.

PDF (12,499kb) Discusses technical and conceptual issues concerning recharge, recharge volume estimates, and the historical development of the safe yield concept and it's technical context.

PDF (187kb) In this report, previously published data describing the physical characteristics of hydrogeologic units (aquifers and confining units) are presented on a map and summarized in tabular form.

PDF (13,434kb) This chapter discusses groundwater development, total withdrawals, and depletions in the Bear River Basin using information compiled from multiple sources

PDF (97kb) The purpose of this chapter is to discuss future water use opportunities in the Bear River Basin

PDF (78kb) References for the 2014 Bear River Basin Groundwater Study

PDF (646kb) This appendix describes the 53 digital Geographic Information System (GIS) geologic units that comprise the Bear River Basin (BRB) of Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho.

1,062 kbPlate I: Bedrock Geology - Bear River Basin
573 kb   Plate II: Hydrogeology - Bear River Basin
843 kb   Plate 3: Location of springs, wells, and associated physical and chemical characteristics, and generalized geology - Bear River Basin, WY
590 kb   Plate 4: Summaries of spring discharge, well yield, and hydraulic properties - Bear River Basin, WY
91 kb   Plate 5: Relation of lithostratigraphic units to hydrogeologic units, Overthrust Belt and Fossil Basin, including Bear River Basin, WY
421 kb   Plate 6: Potentiometric surface of the Bear River alluvial aquifer (modified from Glover, 1990) and generalized geology in the Cokeville area, WY