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Emery County Resource Assessment

Emery 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 Spanish Trail.

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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Emery County, Utah Resource Assessment (PDF, 1.79 MB)

Summary Assessment - Land Use Statistics

Land Use Acres
Grain Crops 1,250
Grass/Pasture/Haylands 42,500
Orchards/Vineyards 20
Shrub/Rangeland 1,995,000
Water 435
Wetlands 530
Developed 7,823
County Total 2,047,558