Causey Reservoir

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Causey Reservoir
Causey Reservoir 3.jpg
LocationWeber County, Utah
Coordinates41°17′54″N 111°35′14″W / 41.29833°N 111.58722°W / 41.29833; -111.58722Coordinates: 41°17′54″N 111°35′14″W / 41.29833°N 111.58722°W / 41.29833; -111.58722
Typereservoir
Primary inflowsSouth Fork of the Ogden River
Primary outflowsSouth Fork of the Ogden River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area142 acres (57 ha)
Average depth65 ft (20 m)
Max. depth182 ft (55 m)
Surface elevation5,700 ft (1,700 m)
DamCausey Dam

Causey Reservoir[1] is a reservoir located 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Ogden, Utah, United States just off Utah State Route 39.

Geography[edit]

Causey Dam

Causey is a 142-acre (0.57 km2) surface area reservoir on the South Fork of the Ogden River. It is a feature of the Weber Basin Project, and lies at an elevation of about 5,700 feet (1,700 m). The reservoir has a maximum depth of 182 feet (55 m) and a mean depth of 65 feet (20 m).[2]

Causey is located in steep, forested, valley terrain, and extends into three canyons.

The reservoir is operated by the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District.

History[edit]

Causey Dam was constructed between 1962 and 1966 by the Bureau of Reclamation to provide water to the northern Wasatch front area of Utah. It is an earthfill dam.[3]

Causey Dam

Activities[edit]

Activities at Causey Reservoir include boating and fishing. There are no dedicated boat-launch facilities, and only wake-less speeds are allowed. Fishing includes Kokanee Salmon and several trout varieties, including rainbow, cutthroat, and brown. Causey is also one of the few places in Utah where spearfishing is allowed. (Note: Always check Utah Fishing regulations because they change from year to year)

Swimming and cliff-jumping are also popular.

Camping and picnic sites are available at nearby Memorial Park, and along the Ogden River.

Camp Kiesel, a Boy Scout camp, is located on the northern arm of the reservoir.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Causey Reservoir
  2. ^ Water Quality report
  3. ^ Bureau of Reclamation (2011-05-18). "Causey Dam". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  4. ^ Water Quality report

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