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Physical Characteristics

watershed map
Bear River Watershed Upper Bear Central Bear Bear Lake Middle Bear Middle Bear-Logan Lower Bear-Malad

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Area:

7,500.61 square miles

19,426.48 square kilometers

Elevation Standard Metric
Minimum: 4,197 ft 1,279 m
Maximum: 12,696 ft 3,870 m
Range: 8,499 ft 2,590 m
Mean: 6,501 ft 1,981 m

Major Tributaries

  • Aspen Creek
  • Bear River, Smiths Fork
  • Bear River, Thomas Fork
  • Beaver Creek
  • Big Creek
  • Birch Creek
  • Birch Creek
  • Blacksmith Fork
  • Bridger Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Coantag Creek
  • Cottonwood Creek
  • Coyote Creek
  • Cub River
  • Davenport Creek
  • Georgetown Creek
  • Liberty Creek
  • Little Bear River
  • Little Creek
  • Little Malad River
  • Logan River
  • Malad River
  • Mill Creek
  • Montpelier Creek
  • Newton Creek
  • Otter Creek
  • Rabbit Creek
  • Rock Creek
  • Sabratus Creek
  • Shearing Corral Creek
  • Sixmile Creek
  • Soda Creek
  • St. Charles Creek
  • Sulpher Creek
  • Sulpher Creek
  • Summit Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • Water Canyon Creek
  • Weston Creek
  • Woodruff Creek

Major Waterbodies

Waterbody ha km² mi² acre
Alexander Reservoir 417.29 4.17 1.61 1,031.14
Allsop Lake 7.29 0.07 0.03 18.01
Barker Reservoir 13.24 0.13 0.05 32.73
Bartlett Lake 5.74 0.06 0.02 14.19
Bear Lake 28,243.94 282.44 109.05 69,792.29
Beaver Lake 5.37 0.05 0.02 13.26
Billy Snipe Reservoir 1.74 0.02 0.01 4.30
Birch Creek Reservoirs 25.95 0.26 0.10 64.11
Blake Reservoir 6.05 0.06 0.02 14.95
Bloomington Lake 4.06 0.04 0.02 10.04
Blue Grass Pond 54.68 0.55 0.21 135.12
C H Smith Reservoir 7.50 0.08 0.03 18.54
Cement Ponds 21.47 0.21 0.08 53.04
Condie Reservoir 34.79 0.35 0.13 85.98
Cook Reservoir 1.36 0.01 0.01 3.36
Crane Reservoir 31.74 0.32 0.12 78.44
Crescent Lake 4.47 0.04 0.02 11.06
Crocker Lake 41.65 0.42 0.16 102.93
Crompton Reservoir 41.80 0.42 0.16 103.28
Cutler Reservoir 990.00 9.90 3.82 2,446.36
Cutler Reservoir 990.00 9.90 3.82 2,446.36
Cutler Reservoir 990.00 9.90 3.82 2,446.36
Daniels Reservoir 146.28 1.46 0.56 361.46
Dead River 6.27 0.06 0.02 15.49
Dry Basin Reservoir 0.78 0.01 0.00 1.92
Dry Hollow Reservoir 11.46 0.11 0.04 28.32
Dry Lake 8.43 0.08 0.03 20.82
Dry Lake 29.67 0.30 0.11 73.32
Duck Lake 129.80 1.30 0.50 320.74
East Crocker Lake 9.97 0.10 0.04 24.64
Foster Reservoir 52.29 0.52 0.20 129.20
Fourth Creek Reservoir 2.05 0.02 0.01 5.06
Gibson Lakes 2.06 0.02 0.01 5.09
Glendale Reservoir 82.13 0.82 0.32 202.96
Glory Hole 247.44 2.47 0.96 611.44
Grassy Lake 13.88 0.14 0.05 34.29
Hell Hole Lake 4.92 0.05 0.02 12.15
High Creek Lake 1.54 0.02 0.01 3.81
Horse Lake 2.87 0.03 0.01 7.09
Horseshoe Sloughs 8.05 0.08 0.03 19.89
Horseshoe, The 8.17 0.08 0.03 20.20
Huff Lake 4.79 0.05 0.02 11.84
Hull Lake 296.23 2.96 1.14 732.00
Hyrum Reservoir 172.76 1.73 0.67 426.90
Johnson Reservoir 17.46 0.17 0.07 43.15
Kearl Reservoir 6.83 0.07 0.03 16.87
Kermsuh Lake 5.76 0.06 0.02 14.24
Klondike Lake 34.55 0.35 0.13 85.39
Lakey Reservoir 1.57 0.02 0.01 3.88
Lamont Reservoir 34.20 0.34 0.13 84.52
Larson Reservoir 3.42 0.03 0.01 8.45
Lily Lake 6.85 0.07 0.03 16.92
Limestone Reservoir 0.60 0.01 0.00 1.48
Little Creek Reservoir 26.18 0.26 0.10 64.68
Little Long Hill Reservoir 1.10 0.01 0.00 2.72
Little Valley Reservoir 13.59 0.14 0.05 33.57
Lorena, Lake 6.55 0.07 0.03 16.19
Louise, Lake 1.51 0.02 0.01 3.73
Lower North Eden Reservoir 2.76 0.03 0.01 6.82
Lym Lake 4.04 0.04 0.02 9.98
Mantua Reservoir 158.79 1.59 0.61 392.39
Martin Reservoir 5.91 0.06 0.02 14.61
Massae Reservoir 3.74 0.04 0.01 9.25
McPheters Lake 14.73 0.15 0.06 36.40
Merkley Lake 18.70 0.19 0.07 46.20
Mud Lake 1.27 0.01 0.00 3.14
Mud Lake 1,042.58 10.43 4.03 2,576.28
Mud Lake 7.45 0.07 0.03 18.41
Myers Reservoir 15.46 0.15 0.06 38.20
Neponset Reservoir 406.98 4.07 1.57 1,005.68
Newton Reservoir 54.32 0.54 0.21 134.22
Norice Lake 4.53 0.05 0.02 11.19
North Lake 7.98 0.08 0.03 19.73
Oneida Narrows Reservoir 170.10 1.70 0.66 420.33
Ostler Lake 7.13 0.07 0.03 17.62
Oxford Reservoir 5.20 0.05 0.02 12.85
Painter Reservoir 9.14 0.09 0.04 22.58
Pelican Pond 12.54 0.13 0.05 30.98
Peterson Pond 4.39 0.04 0.02 10.85
Pintail Lake 119.94 1.20 0.46 296.39
Porcupine Reservoir 69.78 0.70 0.27 172.42
Priord Lake 5.29 0.05 0.02 13.07
Providence Lake 1.60 0.02 0.01 3.97
Question Mark Reservoir 2.13 0.02 0.01 5.27
Richey Reservoir 5.92 0.06 0.02 14.64
Ryder Lake 10.13 0.10 0.04 25.02
Sage Hollow Reservoir 1.05 0.01 0.00 2.59
Saint Johns Reservoir 4.05 0.04 0.02 10.02
Saleratus Reservoir Number 1 14.97 0.15 0.06 37.00
Saleratus Reservoir Number 2 7.18 0.07 0.03 17.75
Saleratus Reservoir Number 3 0.51 0.01 0.00 1.26
Samaria Lake 5.24 0.05 0.02 12.96
Scow Lake 10.79 0.11 0.04 26.65
Shearing Corral Reservoir 5.61 0.06 0.02 13.87
Sheep Creek Reservoir 9.52 0.10 0.04 23.53
Sixmile Reservoir 19.74 0.20 0.08 48.77
Skating Pond 5.73 0.06 0.02 14.15
South Lake 25.37 0.25 0.10 62.70
Spires Lake 74.39 0.74 0.29 183.82
Steam Mill Lake 2.67 0.03 0.01 6.60
Sulphur Creek Reservoir 90.85 0.91 0.35 224.51
Suttons Reservoir 10.10 0.10 0.04 24.97
Swan Lake 24.96 0.25 0.10 61.68
Swan Lakes 0.76 0.01 0.00 1.89
Thirtythree Pond 4.98 0.05 0.02 12.30
Thomas Reservoir 4.69 0.05 0.02 11.58
Tony Grove Lake 10.15 0.10 0.04 25.08
Travis Lake 3.56 0.04 0.01 8.81
Twin Lakes Reservoir 176.86 1.77 0.68 437.02
Upper Deep Creek Reservoir 10.40 0.10 0.04 25.70
Upper Pleasantview Reservoir 2.02 0.02 0.01 5.00
Wellsville Reservoir 5.56 0.06 0.02 13.74
West Crocker Lake 11.23 0.11 0.04 27.74
Weston Creek Reservoir 45.06 0.45 0.17 111.35
White Pine Lake 4.49 0.04 0.02 11.09
Whitney Reservoir 55.42 0.55 0.21 136.95
Widgeon Lake 82.08 0.82 0.32 202.84
Winder Reservoir 30.68 0.31 0.12 75.80
Woodruff Narrows Reservoir 43.04 0.43 0.17 106.36
Woodruff Reservoir 38.02 0.38 0.15 93.96