By William F. Sigler, John W. Sigler, Joseph R. Tomelleri
This landmark quantity offers details on Utah's landforms and water our bodies, fisheries administration, fishing in Utah, water legislations and federal statues affecting water administration. integrated are the State's significant drainages: the golf green Colorado River complicated and the good Basin that are domestic to numerous particular local fishes. additionally defined are the 2 dozen game fishes Yellowstone, Bonneville & Colorado River cutthroats, mountain and undergo Lake whitefish and Bonneville cisco.
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Sevier and Black Rock Deserts The Sevier Desert is a Lake Bonneville remnant. Shoreline areas are represented here as elsewhere in the Bonneville Basin. Dunes have developed here (Little Sahara or Lynndyl sand dunes) with sand from Pleistocene delta deposits of the Sevier River (Chronic 1990). 3 MYA) origin. The Black Rock Desert, between Scipio and Cove Fort in south central Utah, is an area of cinder cones and ancient lava flows. Some of the lava flows may have erupted into Lake Bonneville (Chronic 1990).
8 ha/m). The Blacksmith contains some of the best stream fishing in Utah. It contains brook trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and mountain whitefish. Much of the drainage is under special regulation for fishing. Colorado River Drainages Colorado River The Colorado River is one of the great treasures of the West. At the Utah-Arizona border, it has a drainage area of approximately 111,700 sq mi (289,303 sq km). Although there are no dams on the main stem of the Colorado River in Utah, Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona backs water for over 180 mi (288 sq km) into Utah, flooding areas of the Colorado, San Juan, and Escalante rivers.
It is stocked with catchable rainbow trout. Mountain whitefish are also present. Jordan River The Jordan River originates at the north end of Utah Lake and flows only about 35 mi (56 km) north before terminating in Great Salt Lake. Prior to the coming of white people and extensive irrigation diversions and manipulation, it supported Bonneville cutthroat trout. The Jordan River drains an area of approximately 3,450 sq mi (8,936 sq km). In the 1984 water year (USGS 1985) total discharge was 129,800 af (160 ha/m), with a mean discharge of 179 cfs (5 cms).