The Bear River: A tale of 3 states, 1 river

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  • red.diehard Central, UT
    Oct. 2, 2017 11:28 a.m.

    Way to go! A 500 mile long river and you show pictures of 2 miles of it.
    Fantastic!

  • goodnight-goodluck Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2017 8:33 a.m.

    Before we conspire to steal the water in the Bear River that currently flows into the Great Salt Lake let us please examine the history of California and have a long look at the eco system around Mono Lake before and after the City of Los Angeles sucked it dry. Do we really want that dust bowl on our western border, not to mention the loss of one of the major flyways for migratory birds in America.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Oct. 1, 2017 1:48 p.m.

    Just be glad the river doesn't end up in LV waste land

  • USAProud Holden, UT
    Oct. 1, 2017 8:51 a.m.

    What about the Sevier River? It begins and ends in Utah and definitely doesn’t empty into an ocean. Fact check???

  • KSM's Dad Ogden, UT
    Oct. 1, 2017 7:11 a.m.

    The only river in North America that doesn’t empty into an ocean? I can think of three others in Utah alone; there are probably more. The Jordan, Ogden, and Weber rivers all empty into the Great Salt Lake.

  • Jacob_Z Brigham City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2017 1:42 a.m.

    Re: "... only river in North America that doesn't empty into an ocean."

    Apparently "only" should replaced by "largest." That's the adjective Wikipedia uses in its article on the Bear River, though the assertion is not backed up with a citation.

    A brochure entitled "Bear River Development" published by the Utah Division of Water Resources in 2000 says: "The Bear River is the Western Hemisphere's largest stream that does not reach the ocean" (Introduction, PDF, p. 4).

  • wardu Fallon, NV
    Sept. 30, 2017 6:44 p.m.

    Ms. O'Donohue,
    The only river in New America that doesn't empty into an ocean? What about all the rivers in the Great Basin, do they not count as rivers?