Define Your Watershed Introduction Activity in the Jordan River Watershed Supplement What is a Watershed? • • • • • Watershed Outlet Mainstem Divide Sub-basin Utah’s Watersheds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bear River Watershed Weber River Watershed Jordan River Watershed Great Basin Watershed (no mainstem) Colorado River Watershed Sevier River Watershed Cedar/Beaver River Watershed Which watershed do you live in? Great Salt Lake Watershed • 3 smaller watersheds feed into the larger Great Salt Lake Watershed – Bear RW – Weber-Ogden RW – Jordan RW • Boundary and divides • General direction of flow Jordan River/Utah Lake Watershed • The Jordan River Watershed is really 2 watersheds in one: 1. Jordan River Watershed 2. Utah Lake Watershed Now its your turn! • Delineate the Jordan River Watershed • On your map: 1. mainstem (BLUE) 2. major tributaries (RED) 3. smaller tributaries (GREEN) 4. divide (ORANGE DOTS) 5. watershed boundary (PURPLE) Jordan River Watershed Delineation 1. Color the main stem of the stream BLUE. Jordan River Watershed Delineation 2. Color the major tributaries coming into the main stem RED. Jordan River Watershed Delineation 3. Color the smaller tributaries leading into the bigger tributaries GREEN. Jordan River Watershed Delineation 4. Put ORANGE dots at: - the highest point of the tributaries and mountains - at the outlet Jordan River Watershed Delineation 5. Connect the orange dots with a PURPLE line. This is the boundary of your watershed. Jordan River Watershed On your map, identify: – – – – – – – – Mainstem Tributaries Headwaters Outlet Confluence Divide Watershed boundary Direction of flow Jordan River Watershed Trace and label the following: 1. Mainstem in BLUE: - Jordan River (2) 2. 7 major eastern tributaries in RED (from the south to the north): - Little Cottonwood Creek (3) Big Cottonwood Creek (4) Mill Creek (5) Parley’s Creek (6) Emigration Creek (7) Red Butte Creek (8) City Creek (9) Jordan River Watershed 3. 7 major western tributaries in RED (from the south to the north): – – – – – 4. Wood Hollow Creek (10) Rose Creek (11) Butterfield Creek (12) Midas Creek (13) Bingham Creek (14) Smaller tributaries that feed into the red tributaries in GREEN Jordan River Watershed 5. Mark 3 “reference” points with an ORANGE dot. 6. Mark highest points of the tributaries (divides) with an ORANGE dot. 7. Connect the ORANGE dots with a PURPLE line (watershed boundary). Jordan River Watershed Protected Watersheds • The 7 sub-watersheds on the EAST side of Salt Lake Valley are “Protected Watersheds” • They supply us with 57% our drinking water!