Logan River (Utah)

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Logan River
Logan River.jpg
Logan River in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Country United States
States Utah, Idaho
Counties Cache County, Utah, Franklin County, Idaho
Source
 - location east of Preston, Franklin County, Idaho
 - elevation 8,096 ft (2,468 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°02′07″N 111°35′58″W / 42.03528°N 111.59944°W / 42.03528; -111.59944 [2]
Mouth Little Bear River
 - location west of Logan, Cache County, Utah
 - elevation 4,413 ft (1,345 m) [2]
 - coordinates 41°44′29″N 111°57′17″W / 41.74139°N 111.95472°W / 41.74139; -111.95472Coordinates: 41°44′29″N 111°57′17″W / 41.74139°N 111.95472°W / 41.74139; -111.95472 [2]
Length 54 mi (87 km) [3]
Location of the mouth of the Logan River in Utah

The Logan River is a 53.7-mile-long (86.4 km)[3] tributary of the Little Bear River in Utah, the United States. It is currently being studied to determine whether it is suitable for National Wild and Scenic Rivers designation.[4]

Course[edit]

The Logan River rises in the Bear River Mountains in Idaho and flows south, then southwest through Logan Canyon and the Wasatch-Cache National Forest to the city of Logan, Utah, in the Cache Valley. In this valley it joins the Little Bear River a few miles west of Logan and about 5 miles (8 km) south of where the Little Bear River joins the Bear River.

The river is dammed at 1st, 2nd, and 3rd dams at the mouth of Logan Canyon.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c "Logan River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. December 31, 1979. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "National Hydrography Dataset". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wild and Scenic Rivers - USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region