Utah State Water Plan: Uintah Basin (SWP-7)

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Water Rights and Water Resources

By: Division of Water Resources

The Uintah Basin is divided into two drainages: the north slope and the south slope of the Uinta Mountains. The north slope is bounded by the Uinta Mountains to the south, the Wyoming border to the north, the Colorado border to he east, and the Bear River drainage to the west. The south slope is bounded by the Uinta Mountains to the north, the Tavaputs Plateau and the Book Cliffs to the south, Diamond Mountain and the Utah/Colorado border to the east, and the Wasatch Range to the west.

The annual precipitation ranges from 7.1 inches at Roosevelt to 12.5 inches at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The monthly maximum mean temperatures reaches 94.6 degrees in July and a minimum mean 2.5 degrees in January. Elevations range from 13,528 feet at Kings Peak in the Uinta Mountains to 4,150 feet where the Green River exits the basin just above the Price River.

This State Water Plan provides a foundation and direction to plan for and encourage the best use of its water resources. The purpose of this plan is to identify potential conservation and development measures and projects and to describe alternatives to alleviate the problems, needs and demands of the local people.

Other Information:
Published: 1999
Location: Carbon County, Duchesne County, Emery County, Grand County, Uintah County, and Wasatch County,
Media Type: Paper Publication

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