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Sanpete County Resource Assessment

Sanpete County Resource Assessment

Sanpete County is located in, central Utah, about 90 miles south of Salt Lake City. The San Pitch River begins on the Wasatch Plateau north of Fairview and flows through the east branch of Sanpete Valley. The Sanpete valley floor has an area of about 240 square miles.

The climate of Sanpete County is influenced by the large variations in topography. The elevation of the Sanpete valley floor ranges from 5,040 to 7,400 feet above sea level and the adjacent mountains rise to over 10,000 feet. The Sanpete Valley climate is semi-arid despite its high elevation. The average annual precipitation ranges from approximately 8 inches in the lower valley to more than 30 inches in the higher mountains. Most of the precipitation in Sanpete County falls as snow in the mountains, particularly the Wasatch Plateau, from November to April.

Sanpete County Land Use Map

Complete Assessment - Land Use Statistics

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Sanpete County, Utah Resource Assessment (PDF, 1.48 MB)

Summary Assessment - Land Use Statistics

Land Use Acres
Forest 390,889
Grain Crops 57,000
Conservation Reserve Program 0
Grass/Pasture/Haylands 429,200
Row Crops 25
Shrub/Rangeland 180,700
Water 2,500
Wetlands 6,521
Developed 12,700
County Total 1,079,535