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Water and River Temperatures

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I am interested in finding information on Utah's Major Waterways and current temperatures

Could you provide me a link or way to find the current water temperatures of the major lakes in Utah. As the Memorial weekend is the big summertime kickoff to summer camping and boating in the State.

It would be nice to compare the current water temperatures and lake levels to seasonal norms given this extra hot and dry spring.

Thanks for your work!


Chad J.


Hi there,

I noted with interest recently that you announced a water temperature of 53 or 54 degrees in Bear Lake but shows a temp of 41 degrees.

I e-mailed the webmaster of bearlakeweather and asked if hers was behind. She mailed back a response that she measures it weekly by non contact laser and stands by her number. How and where is yours measured?

Wayne S.


The water temperatures if we show them at all are from whatever sensors are on the lake. We don't have any of our own at KSL. I have no idea who would mention a lake temperature of 53 at Bear Lake, that seems pretty warm but I'll ask around the office.

You can get the lake and water temperatures from the website on the right. The second link will take you to the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center. Here, you can click on an area statewide that's a river and get current information. If you get to the graphing page (after you click on a river) there is a section below the graphs for past years, so you can check what past levels were.

You can also go to the CBRFC page and click "recreational" and get recreational levels for some popular places in the state.

Answered by KSL Meteorologist Dina Freedman.

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