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Scientific Investigation Report 2004-5210

Seepage Study of Mapleton Lateral Canal near Mapleton, Utah, 2003

By C.D. Wilkowske and J.V. Phillips



A study was conducted during the summer of 2003 on Mapleton Lateral Canal near Mapleton, Utah, to determine gain or loss of flow in the canal from seepage. Measurements were made in May, June, July, and September of 2003. The uppermost reach of the canal had an apparent average loss of 2.6 cubic feet per second. The next reach downstream showed an apparent average gain of 1.4 cubic feet per second. The next three downstream reaches had apparent average losses of 2.4, 2.5, and 2.7 cubic feet per second. The apparent average net loss from the canal was 8.8 cubic feet per second, or a loss of 30 percent of the total discharge measured at the head of the canal.

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Evaluation of Seepage Gains and Losses for Mapleton Lateral Canal

Summary and Conclusions

References Cited

Send questions or comments about this report to the author, Chris Wilkowske at, 801.908.5066.

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