Emery County Resource Assessment
County Resource Assessment
Emery County is located in southeastern Utah. It encompasses 4,452 square
miles of richly diversified landscapes: spectacular red rock canyons, high
alpine mountain meadows, pristine desert wilderness, delightful trout streams
and lakes, challenging white water rivers, and rugged badlands.
Emery County also contains a wealth of prehistoric civilization treasures
with a world-renowned dinosaur quarry, unique Native American rock art and
artifacts, pioneer cabins, wild West outlaw hideouts, and part of the Old
Emery County's economy was built and remains founded today on agriculture,
livestock production, coal mining, and coal-fired electric power generation.
Inside of this county there are 460 farms with a total of 38,679 acres.
Approximately 25% of these farms are greater than 50 acres. In this county there
is about 35,000 acres of irrigated land.
Average low winter temperatures: 19.8 degrees; average high summer
temperatures: 81.6 degrees; average precipitation: 7 inches per year.
Complete Assessment - Land Use Statistics
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County, Utah Resource Assessment (PDF, 1.79 MB)
Summary Assessment - Land Use Statistics