Bear Lake’s natural watershed is made up of relatively low mountains covered with sagebrush at lower elevations and southern exposures and fir-aspen forests at higher elevations and northern exposures. The basin is traversed by the Bear River that begins high in the Unita Mountains and flows through Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming before feeding the Great Salt Lake. The Bear River is the major river in the watershed but does not directly feed Bear Lake....
Palacios, Patsy; Luecke, Chris; and Robinson, Justin
"Hydrology of the Bear Lake Basin, Utah,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 14, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol14/iss1/13