Water Resources of the Heber-Kamas-Park City Area, North-Central Utah (TP-27)

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Water Rights and Water Resources

By: C. H. Baker, Jr.

The Heber-Kamas-Park City area encompasses about 810 square miles in Wasatch and Summit Counties, in north-central Utah, and includes four mountain valleys - Heber Valley, Rhodes Valley, Parleys Park, and Round Valley-with most of the surrounding watersheds. Parleys Park and most of Rhodes Valley are in the Weber River drainage basin; Heber and Round Valleys are in the Provo River drainage basin. The Provo River rises in the southwestern Uinta Mountains and flows to Utah Lake. At Deer Creek Dam, on the boundary of the study area, the average annual discharge of the Provo River for the 14-year period 1953-67 was 256,300 acre-feet per year; an additional 33,900 acre-feet per year (average) was diverted for use outside the drainage basin. An average of 68,000 acre-feet of water per year is added to the Provo River by diversion from other drainage basins.

This report on the water resources of the Heber-Kamas-Park City area was prepared by the U. S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights. The primary purpose of the report is to provide the Division of Water Rights with the basic hydrologic information needed for the effective administration of water rights in the area.

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Published: 1970
Pages: 79 p.
Plate: 3 pl.
Location: Summit County and Wasatch County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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