Ogden River

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Not to be confused with River Ogden. ‹See Tfd›

The Ogden River is a 35-mile (56 km) long river in Utah.

The Ogden River's three forks (North, Central and South) begin in the Wasatch Range in Weber County and converge at Pineview Reservoir, near Huntsville. The river then flows southwest through Ogden Canyon, Ogden City, and the border of West Haven and Marriott-Slaterville where it joins the Weber River.

The Ogden River has cut through the landscape to create the remarkable Ogden Canyon, which is a roughly 6-mile (9.7 km) long canyon with a series of smaller side canyons.[1] The city of Ogden is at the western end of Ogden Canyon with the eastern end at Pineview Dam.

Originally named after 19th century fur trader Peter Skene Ogden, the Ogden River has been a source of irrigation since the early 20th century.[2] Pineview Dam was completed in 1937 as one of a series of projects by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Ogden River Project. This project attempts to supply irrigation to 25,000 acres (110 km²) of nearby land. Other related projects include the Ogden-Brigham Canal, which connects the river with Brigham City to the north, the reconstructed Ogden Canyon Conduit, and the South Ogden Highline Canal.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ De Voto, Bernard Augustine (August 1, 2001). The Western Paradox. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-08423-4. p. 448.
  2. ^ The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000. Columbia University Press.
  3. ^ Ogden River Project, General Description. Bureau of Reclamation. Retrieved on July 18, 2006.

Coordinates: 41°14′05″N 112°00′09″W / 41.23472°N 112.00250°W / 41.23472; -112.00250