Duchesne River

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Duchesne TunnelDuchesne Tunnel (06/06/2006) Built in 1952, this tunnel diverts water from the Duschesne River into the Provo River.

Duchesne DiversionDuchesne Diversion (06/06/2006) The Duchesne Diversion Canal (off the Mirror Lake Highway). This water was on route to the Pacific. The diversion now has it aimed at a salty end in the Great Salt Lake.

Duchesne River DiversionDuchesne River Diversion (06/06/2006) The Duchesne River Diversion just before it flows into the Provo River.

Duchesne ValleyDuchesne Valley (06/03/2006) The upper reaches of the Duchesne Valley from the Mirror Lake Highway in the Uinta Mountains.

Duchesne Valley in JulyDuchesne Valley in July (06/20/2006) The upper sections of the Duchesne Valley in July.

Mirror Lake Walk WayMirror Lake Walk Way (06/03/2006) There is a walkway around the lake. This is the outlet of the lake which feeds the Duchesne River.

Duchesne RiverDuchesne River (06/03/2006) The start of the Duchesne River from Mirror Lake.

Duchesne RiverDuchesne River (06/03/2006) The outlet of Mirror Lake.

Upper Duchesne River ValleyUpper Duchesne River Valley (06/20/2006) Upper Duchesne River Valley in the Uinta Mountains.

Duchesne ValleyDuchesne Valley (06/20/2006) Upper portions of the Duchesne River Valley in the Uinta Mountains.

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Duchesne River

The Duchesne River is one of the primary drainages in North Eastern Utah. The river starts in the remote High Uintas and flows South. The river turns east near Duschesne, Utah and flows into the Green just above Desolation Canyon.

In 1952, the Duschesne Tunnel was completed. This water project diverts water from the Duschesne River is diverted into the Provo River basin.

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Uinta Mountains (51 pictures) The Duschesne River starts in the Remote High Uinta Mountains.

Mirror Lake Highway (167 pictures) The Mirror Lake Highway accesses Mirror Lake, Pass Lake and trails into the upper sections of the Duchesne River in the Uinta Mountains.

Provo River (107 pictures) The Duschesne Tunnel diverts water from the Duchesne River into the Provo River where it flows into the Great Salt Lake.

Desolation Canyon (169 pictures) The Duchesne River flows into the Green River Desolation Canyon just above Desolation Canyon.

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