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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Springs in the Kanab Plateau Basin

Major and minor springs with discharge rates and date of measurement, and the total number of springs in the basin are shown in Table 6.3-5.  The locations of major springs and perennial and intermittent streams are shown on Figure 6.3-6.   Descriptions of data sources and methods for intermittent and perennial reaches and springs are found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  Additional information on surface water in this basin can be found in Section 6.3.4 - Surface Water Conditions and Section 6.0.2 - Surface Water Hydrology.

  • The basin contains numerous perennial streams; most are located along and in the vicinity of the southern basin boundary.  Significant perennial streams include the Colorado River, the Paria River and Kanab Creek.

  • Intermittent streams are found south of Jacob Lake and in the vicinity of the Colorado River.  Most of Kanab Creek is also intermittent in the basin.

  • There are 39 major springs with a measured discharge of 10 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater at any time.

  • Springs with measured discharge of 1 to 10 gpm are not mapped but coordinates are given in Table 6.3-5B.  There are 23 minor springs in this basin.

  • Listed discharge rates may not be indicative of current conditions.  Many of the measurements were taken during or prior to 1996. 

  • The total number of springs, regardless of discharge, identified by the USGS varies from 181 to 190, depending on the database reference.


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Kanab Plateau Basin

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Click for Figure 6.3-6 Kanab Plateau Basin Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Major (>10gpm) Springs



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