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Utah's lowest point is about 2,178 feet

June 17 2006 at 12:14 AM
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Lynn Arave 

Response to Utah (Beaver Dam Wash)


Despite what my GPS measured at Utah's lowest point, the Utah Geological Survey estimates that Utah's lowest point is "about 2,178" feet above sea level.
That contrasts sharply with the 2,350 feet that Utah tourist sites recount and the even 2,000 feet on this Web site's list.
The one variable is that the Beaver Dam Wash, location of Utah's lowest point, is very prone to erosion from flodding. For example, the 2005 spring floods centered in the Cedar City area could have lowered that 2,178 somewhat.
And, over time, Utah's lowest spot will definitely get lower.

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  1. My complete Utah low point report - Lynn Arave on Sep 7, 2006, 11:56 AM
    1. Beaver Dam Wash - deserthiker on Dec 29, 2010, 12:42 AM
      1. Lowered a bit more - deserthiker on Jan 18, 2011, 10:46 PM
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