Jordan Lake (Utah)

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Jordan Lake
LocationHigh Uintas Wilderness,
Duchesene County, Utah,
United States
Coordinates40°42′17″N 110°47′50″W / 40.7047695°N 110.7973269°W / 40.7047695; -110.7973269Coordinates: 40°42′17″N 110°47′50″W / 40.7047695°N 110.7973269°W / 40.7047695; -110.7973269[1]
TypeLake
Part ofGreat Basin
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation10,627 feet (3,239 m)[1]

Jordan Lake is lake on the northern edge of Duchesne County, Utah, United States.[1]

The lake is located in the Naturalist Basin, at the eastern foot of Mount Agassiz, within the High Uintas Wilderness in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The lake was named for David Starr Jordan, a noted biologist, authority on fish, and a student of Louis Agassiz (for whom the nearby mountain was named).[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Jordan Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names: A Compilation. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. pp. 207–08. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. OCLC 797284427.
  3. ^ "Decision Card 10072" (PDF). geonames.usga.gov. 5 Oct 1932. Retrieved 9 Feb 2018.
  4. ^ Ege, Carl. "What Utah mountain range honors prominent geoscientists of the 19th century and who were they?". geology.utah.gov. Utah Geological Survey. Retrieved 9 Feb 2018.