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Uinta Basin

The Uinta Basin lies in the northeast corner of Utah and is bounded on the north by the Uinta Mountains, on the south by the Tavaputs Plateau, on the west by the Wasatch Range, and on the east by elevated terrain that separates it from Piceance Basin in Colorado. Duchesne and Uintah Counties occupy most of the Basin, and the Uintah and Ouray reservation covers a significant portion of basin lands. Increased oil and gas development in the Uinta Basin has led to environmental issues regarding air quality, water quality, and management of drilling wastes.

 

Uintah Basin Map