Water Bodies

A water body is any significant accumulation of water, such as a river, stream, lake or ocean. Take a look at some of these amazing water bodies in the slideshow below.

Did you know?
  • There are over 2,000 lakes and 89,000 miles of streams in Utah.

  • The Great Salt Lake is the largest lake in the United States west of the Mississippi River (6th largest in US).

  • Utah Lake is the 3rd largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River.

  • The Great Salt Lake is typically 3 to 5 times saltier than the ocean.

  • There are 10 major watersheds in Utah. Find out what watershed you live in!

Water Body
Normal Capacity
(acre-feet*)
Lake Powell 28,000,000
Great Salt Lake 15,370,140
Flaming Gorge 3,789,000
Bear Lake 1,420,000
Strawberry 1,107,000
Utah Lake 850,000
Jordanelle 320,000
*One acre-foot equals approximately 326,000 gallons
(enough to fill up a football field 1 foot deep).