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The Groundwater section conducts multidisciplinary hydrogeologic studies to assess and quantify geologic controls on groundwater conditions, groundwater levels, water-quality issues, recharge-to-discharge flow paths, surface water–groundwater interactions, and geothermal resources. Groundwater studies combine aspects of geology, physical hydrology, water chemistry, geophysics, and, in some cases, wetland and wildlife ecology.

The Wetlands section conducts studies to map, inventory, and assess wetlands to determine the location, type, condition, and potential functions of wetlands in the state and develop a baseline of information to evaluate future change. The Wetlands section developed Utah’s wetland program plan with the Utah Division of Water Quality in 2017, a strategic plan to direct the State’s efforts in wetland research, protection, and regulation, and many of the actions that the UGS takes follow from the plan.

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Public Interest Articles

GeoSights, Anniversary Edition UGS Anniversary 2024
Ricks Spring, Cache County Springs 2024
Where is the Wildlife? Improving Key Aquatic Habitats in the Updated Utah Wildlife Action Plan Wetland Habitats 2024
Climatically Controlled Water Supply in the Bryce Canyon Region? Groundwater 2024
IN-LIEU FEE WETLAND MITIGATION: A Boring Name For an Exciting Idea Wetlands 2023
New, Novel, and Updated! Wetland Mapping Improves Across Utah Wetland Mapping 2022
The Utah Flux Network Groundwater 2022
The Role of Water Quality and Quantity on Future Development Near Bryce Canyon National Park Groundwater 2021
Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation at Sevenmile Canyon Near Arches National Park Groundwater Monitoring 2021
An In-depth Look at Ogden Valley's Groundwater Groundwater 2020
Is There a Wetland on Your Property? Identification and Next Steps Wetlands 2020
Monroe’s “Sweet” Groundwater Points to Contamination Source Water 2018
Monitoring Groundwater Response to Large-Scale Juniper Treatments Water 2018
Does Utah really use more water than any other state? Water 2018
Crystal Geyser, Grand County Water 2018
Mapping Wetlands in the Upper Bear River Watershed Wetlands 2017
UGS’s Role in Contributing Water-Quality Data to the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Groundwater 2017
Wetland Condition in the Weber River Watershed Wetlands 2016
Deep Nitrate in an Alluvial Valley: Potential Mechanisms for Transport Groundwater 2015
Wetland Monitoring in Snake Valley Wetlands 2014
UGS Groundwater & Spring Flow Monitoring in Snake Valley Groundwater 2014
Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area, Beaver County Water 2014
Using Aquifers for Water Storage in Cache Valley Water 2013
Establishing Baseline Water Quality in the Southeastern Uinta Basin Water 2013
Gandy Warm Springs, Millard County Water 2013
What do environmental tracers tell us about groundwater in Snake Valley? Groundwater 2011
New Classification Scheme – Great Salt Lake Wetlands Great Salt Lake 2011
Modeling Ground-Water Flow in Cedar Valley Groundwater 2010
Utah Geological Survey’s West Desert Ground-Water Monitoring Network: Progress Report Groundwater 2010
Unusually High Nitrate Concentrations in Southern Sanpete County’s Ground Water Groundwater 2009
Cascade Springs, Wasatch County Water 2008
Geothermal Energy Development in Utah Geothermal Energy 2008
Ground-Water Monitoring in Utah’s West Desert Groundwater 2007
Tooele Valley Wetlands- A Valuable but Potentially Endangered Resource Wetlands 2006
Proposed Ground-water Withdrawal in Snake Valley Groundwater 2006
Groundwater Water 2006
Pilot Project Shows Promise for Aquifer Storage and Recovery Groundwater 2005
The Midway Hot Pots – Natural Hot Springs, Wasatch County Water 2004
New Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project, Ogden Area Groundwater 2003
Cache Valley sensitivity and vulnerability to pesticides Groundwater 2002
Hydrologic Cycle Specific to Utah Water 1999
Do I have to travel all the way to Yellowstone, or can I see beautiful hot springs here in Utah? Water 1998
Thermal Springs in Utah Water 1995

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