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Uintah County Resource Assessment

Uintah County Resource Assessment

Uintah County is located in the central portion of the Uinta Basin, which extends sixty miles into western Colorado. The northern rim of the basin is formed by the Uinta Mountains, the western rim by the Wasatch Mountains, and the southern rim by the Roan and Book cliffs. The basin is the geological remains of prehistoric Uinta Lake, formed during the late Tertiary period, the same period when sediment was deposited in the lake bottom to form gilsonite, oil shale, tar sands, and oil. Ashley and White Creek and the Uinta and Green rivers are major water resources in the county. The Green, the largest of the four, slices through the central portion of the county.

The dominant industries in Uintah County are cattle, hay and alfalfa, lumber, mining, oil and gas. Uintah County consists of 4,487 square miles of land and 62% of the land is shrub/rangeland.

Average low winter temperatures: 16�F; average high summer temperatures: 72�F; average precipitation: 10 inches.

Uintah County Land Use Map

Complete Assessment - Land Use Statistics

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Uintah County, Utah Resource Assessment (PDF, 735 KB)

Summary Assessment - Land Use Statistics

Land Use Acres
Forest 756,171
Grain Crops 5,726
Conservation Reserve Program 2,005
Grass/Pasture/Haylands 301,816
Orchards/Vineyards 31
Row Crops 2,982
Shrub/Rangeland 1,783,391
Water 8,433
Wetlands 6,417
Developed 15,364
County Total 2,882,347