Groundwater Recharge- and Discharge-Area Maps

Map of recharge and discharge areas for the principal valley-fill aquifer, Sanpete Valley, Sanpete County, Utah: Map 174.

These maps show the relative vulnerability of underlying aquifers to surface sources of potential pollution based primarily on the presence or absence of protective fine-grained layers (sediments or rocks) and water levels in wells completed in the aquifer.

Primary recharge areas do not have protective fine-grained layers and vertical groundwater movement is downward; these areas are the most vulnerable to pollution from land-surface activities.

Discharge areas have protective fine-grained layers and vertical groundwater movement is upward; these areas are least vulnerable to pollution. These maps can be used by land-use planners to help properly site facilities to avoid unintentionally polluting groundwater.

Map of recharge and discharge areas for the principal valley-fill aquifer, Sanpete Valley, Sanpete County, Utah (pdf -1.4MB)
Map 174

Map of recharge and discharge areas for the principal valley-fill aquifer, Sevier Desert, Millard County, Utah (pdf -1.4MB)
Map 175

Map of recharge and discharge areas for the principal valley-fill aquifer, Ogden Valley, Weber County, Utah (pdf -1MB)
Map 176

Recharge area and water quality of the valley-fill aquifer, Castle Valley, Grand County, Utah (pdf – 1MB)
Report of Investigation 229

Recharge area and geologic controls for the Courthouse Wash-Sevenmile Spring system, western Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah (pdf – 5MB)
Special Study 108

  • Plate 1 (pdf – 1.5MB) Geologic map
  • Plate 2 (pdf – .06MB) Cross sections
  • Plate 3 (pdf – 2MB) Structure-contour map of the base of the Moab Member of the Curtis Formation

Recharge and discharge areas for the principal basin-fill aquifer, Curlew Valley, Box Elder County, Utah (pdf – 1.5MB)
Map 218

Recharge and discharge areas for the principal basin-fill aquifer, Beryl-Enterprise area, Iron, Washington, and Beaver Counties, Utah (pdf -2MB)
Map 225