Provo River

The Provo River Watershed encompasses an area of 1743 km2 with elevations between 1368 and 2993 meters, and average annual stream flow of 6 m3/s. The Provo River originates at Trial Lake in the Uinta Mountains, is retained by Jordanelle Dam and Deer Creek Dam, then flows west through Provo Canyon and the developed cities of Orem and Provo before discharging to Utah Lake.

The iUTAH monitoring sites were initially focused on the Middle Provo River in the Heber Valley between Jordanelle and Deer Creek Reservoirs, which is undergoing a rapid rural to urban transition. This stretch of the river has also been the focus of a recent restoration project to improve diversity of the natural habitat and productivity of the fishery to maintain the Provo River’s Blue Ribbon Fishery status. Currently, the focus of monitoring is shifting to the Lower Provo River and its influence on the geochemistry and hydrology of Utah Lake.

The data presented here are provisional and subject to revision

Monitoring Sites: Click on a site code to visualize and download data

Climate Sites

Site Code Site Name Site Status
PR_TL_C Trial Lake Climate Retired
PR_BD_C Beaver Divide Climate Retired
PR_ST_C Soapstone Climate Operational
PR_CH_C Charleston Climate Operational

Aquatic Sites

Site Code Site Name Site Status
PR_ST_BA Provo River near Soapstone Basic Aquatic Operational
PR_WD_BA Woodland Basic Aquatic Operational
PR_BJ_AA Provo River Below Jordanelle Reservoir Advanced Aquatic Retired
PR_LM_BA Provo River at Lower Midway Retired
PR_CH_AA Provo River at Charleston Advanced Aquatic Retired
PR_RW_A Provo River at Riverwoods Aquatic Operational
PR_HD_AA Harbor Drive Advanced Aquatic Operational

Canal Sites

Site Code Site Name Site Status
PR_Flood_canal Flood Canal Retired
PR_SageCreek_canal Sage Creek Canal Retired

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