Red Butte Creek

Red Butte Creek watershed is 18.8 km 2 with elevations between 1500 and 2400 m. Average annual streamflow ranges from 0.058 m 3 /s to 0.416 m 3 /s. Red Butte Creek originates in the mountains of northeastern Salt Lake County, and Red Butte Canyon is a Research Natural Area managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Red Butte Reservoir, initially built to supply water to Fort Douglas, is currently used as a habitat for June sucker fish that are transported to other watersheds in the Wasatch Front. After exiting the canyon, the Creek makes a rapid transition to built-out, urbanized land use through the University of Utah campus and into Salt Lake City before discharging to the Jordan River.

The data presented here are provisional and subject to revision

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Climate Sites

Site Code Site Name
RB_ARBR_C Red Butte Creek Above Red Butte Reservoir Climate
RB_GIRF_C Green Infrastructure Climate
RB_KF_C Knowlton Fork Climate
RB_TM_C Todd's Meadow Climate

Aquatic Sites

Site Code Site Name
RB_ARBR_AA Red Butte Creek Above Red Butte Reservoir Advanced Aquatic
RB_CG_BA Red Butte Creek at Cottom's Grove Basic Aquatic
RB_FD_AA Red Butte Creek at Foothill Drive Advanced Aquatic
RB_KF_BA Knowlton Fork Aquatic
RB_RBG_BA Red Butte Creek Gate Basic Aquatic
RB_900W_BA 900 W (1300 South) Basic Aquatic
RB_1300E_A 1300 East Aquatic
RB_LKF_A Lower Knowlton Fork Aquatic

Storm Drain Sites

Site Code Site Name
RB_CR_SD Connor Road Storm Drain
RB_Dent_SD Dentristy Building Storm Drain
RB_FortD_SD Fort Douglas Storm Drain

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