Utah Historical Quarterly
Utah State Historical Society
Arising on the north slope of the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah, Bear River travels five hundred miles through three states and ten counties in Utah,Wyoming, and Idaho.The river’s route traverses from mountain slopes, through several valleys, deep canyons and gorges before terminating at the Great Salt Lake, only ninety miles from where it begins.This unique geological and geographical mix, as well as interstate politics have complicated efforts to fully harness its waters.
"The Hardest Worked River In the World: The 1962 Bear River Project, Utah and Idaho," Utah Historical Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 2, spring, 2004.