navajo sandstone water

  • Geology - Capitol Reef National Park (U.S. National Park ...

    The most scenic portion of the Waterpocket Fold, found near the Fremont River, is known as Capitol Reef: capitol for the white domes of Navajo Sandstone that resemble capitol building domes, and reef for the rocky cliffs which are a barrier to travel, like a coral reef.

  • Letter to the editor: The Lake Powell Pipeline ...

    St. George has a proven, clean, and reliable alternative water source to the Lake Powell Pipeline — namely, the Navajo Sandstone regional aquifer.

  • National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior .

    U.S. Department of the Interior. Geology ... park, with beaches and tidal flats; the water moves in and out gently, shaping ripple marks in the wet sand. ... Salt Wash Member Summerville Formation Curtis Formation Entrada Sandstone Carmel Formation Page Sandstone Navajo Sandstone Kayenta Formation Wingate Sandstone Chinle Formation Moenkopi ...


    hectometers) recharges the Navajo Sandstone. Recoverable water stored in the Navajo, Wingate, and Coconino Sandstones is estimated to be 160 million acre­ feet (197,300 cubic hectometers), of which 42 million acre-feet (51,800 cubic hectometers) is in the Navajo alone. Large, long-term withdrawals from the Navajo Sandstone are marginally

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    Figure 4: Honeycomb weathering is a common feature in the Navajo Sandstone. While the direct cause of honeycomb weathering is unknown, it is believed to be a result of frost wedging, where water infiltrates the pore spaces between sand grains, freezes and as it .

  • Evaluation of Groundwater Resources in the Spanish Valley ...

    Based on both groundwater chemistry (stable isotopes, major ions, and noble gases) and environmental tracers in vadose-zone pore water of the Navajo Sandstone outcrop along Sand Flats Road, most recharge to the GCGA occurs high in the La Sal Mountains, and not on the sandstone outcrop area.

  • GEO Quizzes Flashcards | Quizlet

    At Weeping Rock in Zion National Park, water seeps out of the steep canyon wall at the boundary between the Navajo sandstone and the underlying Kayenta formation. This location at which the water seeps out reflects: - the release of ancient water trapped in the fine grained Kayenta sediments

  • Marketing the Navajo Sandstone | The Institute for ...

    If the Navajo Sandstone formed underwater, as the data seem to indicate, then one must imagine water depths on the order of 300 feet and current velocities of 4 feet per second across large portions of North America! Freeman and Visher also observed a bedform called "current lineation," which so far has been found only in marine dunes.

  • Sand Transported Cross Country | Answers in Genesis

    Oct 01, 2008 · A third layer of sandstone higher in the strata sequence gives us a clue. The Navajo Sandstone of southern Utah, best seen in the spectacular mesas and cliffs in and around Zion National Park (Figure 2), is well above the Kaibab Limestone, which forms the rim rock of the Grand Canyon.

  • Geohydrology of the Navajo sandstone in western Kane ...

    The upper Navajo and Lamb Point aquifers in the Navajo Sandstone are the principal source of water for the city of Kanab, irrigation, stock, and for rural homes in the study area. Well logs and outcrop descriptions indicate the Navajo Sandstone consists of the Lamb Point Tongue and an unnamed upper member that are separated by the Tenney Canyon Tongue of the Kayenta Formation.