Utah State Water Plan: Utah Lake Basin (SWP-8)

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Water Rights and Water Resources

By: Division of Water Resources

The Utah Lake Basin sits at the base of historic Lake Bonneville in the Great Basin. It is bounded on the east by the Uinta Mountains and the Wasatch Plateaus, on the west by the Oquirrh Mountains and East Tintic Mountains, and on the north by the Traverse Mountains, Wasatch Range, and Uinta Mountains. The south side is bounded by the Wasatch Plateau and the Wasatch Mountains. This basin covers 1,945,100 acres.

Annual precipitation ranges from 11.5 inches at Utah Lake to 25.9 inches at Timpanogos Cave and goes to 60 inches on the mountain peaks. The monthly maximum mean temperature reaches 92.7 degrees in July and a minimum mean 3.1 degrees in January. Elevations vary between 4,476 and 11,928 feet above sea level.

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: 1997
Location: Juab County, Sanpete County, Summit County, Utah County, and Wasatch County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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