Minersville Reservoir

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Minersville Reservoir
Location Beaver County, Utah
Coordinates 38°14′08″N 112°48′48″W / 38.23556°N 112.81333°W / 38.23556; -112.81333Coordinates: 38°14′08″N 112°48′48″W / 38.23556°N 112.81333°W / 38.23556; -112.81333
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Beaver River, Indian Creek, Chalk Hollow Creek
Primary outflows Beaver River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 5.4 mi (8.7 km)
Max. width 1.15 mi (1.85 km)
Surface area 400.6 acres (162.1 ha)
Average depth 26.7 ft (8.1 m)
Max. depth 44 ft (13 m)
Water volume 32,687,800 m3 (26,500.4 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 5,500 ft (1,700 m)

Minersville Reservoir is a reservoir in Beaver County, Utah, United States.

History[edit]

Minersville Reservoir was created in 1914 by the construction of an Embankment dam to impound winter runoff from the Tushar Mountains for use in agriculture.[1]

Geography[edit]

Minersville Reservoir is located 12 miles (19 km) west of Beaver, Utah and 6 mi (9.7 km) east of Minersville.[1] The shoreline consists of some private land, but is mostly public BLM-administered land.[2]

Activities[edit]

The reservoir is popular for year-round fishing, camping, boating, waterskiing, and tubing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Minersville Reservoir (Report). http://www.waterquality.utah.gov/watersheds/lakes/MINERSVL.pdf. Retrieved 4/28/2012.
  2. ^ wildlife.utah.gov