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Geography of the Paria Basin

The Paria Basin, located in the northeastern part of the planning area is 408 square miles in area, the smallest basin in the planning area.  Geographic features and principal communities are shown on Figure 6.4-1.  The basin is characterized by a plateau and canyons. Vegetation types include Great Basin desertscrub and Great Basin conifer woodland. (See Figure 6.0-11)

Principal geographic features shown on Figure 6.4-1 are:

  • The Paria Plateau
  • The Colorado River and Lake Powell on the eastern basin boundary and the lowest point at 3,100 feet where the River exits the basin.
  • Paria River in the north central portion of the basin
  • Lake Powell on the eastern basin boundary
  • Vermilion Cliffs, which form the southern basin boundary and are the highest point in the basin at 7,326 feet.

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