Watersheds

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    View full calendar

    Watersheds

     

    what is a watershed

    A watershed is the geographic area within which all water drains to a common outlet.

     

      Learn More 

     

     

     
     
     

    STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS OF A WATERSHED

     

                               LakesLake Tahoe

    Lakes serve as natural water holding tanks. The ecological functions and seasonal changes of lakes and ponds is fascinating and complex.

     Learn More 

     

     

    Stream

    Rivers

     

    Rivers and streams transport water through  watersheds and provide habitat for plants and  animals.

    Learn More 

     

     

    Wetland Wetlands

     

      Wetlands improve and help water quality, store floodwaters,and provide important habitat for fish and wildlife.

        Learn More

     

     

      

    Antelope Island

    The Great Salt Lake: Utah's Terminal Lake 

    The Great Salt Lake receives water from the Bear River, Weber River, Jordan River and precipitation.  As the largest terminal lake in the United States, it has a unique water quality - water evaporates leaving behind salts, minerals and metals carried by the water.  Learn more about the Great Salt Lake and about general wetland characteristics.

    Learn More 


    Bear LakeUTAH'S WATERSHEDS

    Utah is made up of 10 major watersheds, most of which ultimately drain into the Colorado River and the Great Salt Lake.

                 Click to learn about Utah's Watersheds

     

    Utah Clean Water Partnership

    The Utah Clean Water Partnership website provides information about Utah's watershed management, and projects being implemented to improve water quality across the state. You can also find contacts and additional resources for each watershed.

                                                                                                                           Click Here to learn more about the Utah Clean Water Partnership