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Morning on the Bear River, Idaho
The Bear River begins in the Uintah Mountains of Utah, flows north through Wyoming and Idaho and then turns south to flow back into the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Much of the spring runoff flow is diverted into Bear Lake, and then released over the summer to flow through hydropower facilities and to provide irrigation in the arid west. Agricultural development along the river has caused excessive erosion and nutrient loading.
This picture in Gentile Valley south of Soda Springs shows a beautiful morning and some waterfowl decoys, as this is a popular duck and goose hunting area.
Limnology - The study of inland waters
Photo - 1 November 2013