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Non-Potable Surface Water Sources

South Central Wyoming
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest (south of Rawlins WY) to Highway 28 near South Pass City WY

The following non-potable surface water sources are described in a south to north alignment. With the exception of fenced reservoirs and springs all water is available to livestock and wild horses. It is highly recommended that all water be treated prior to use. This may require multiple efforts (i.e., pre-treatment through a coffee filter or similar strainer/screen device). The use of a water purifier or filter is also highly recommended. Improvements to some existing springs (e.g., fencing of the spring source and providing off-site water for livestock/wild horses) to provide cleaner water for trail users have been accomplished at several springs. These are noted in the Description section below. Additional improvements to other non-potable water sources are planned for in the near future and are also noted in the Description section below. Updates on the conditions of the listed non-potable water sources will be provided when available in June, July, and August.

GIS/GPS Information

The location data on the non-potable water sources is provided in three formats, a legal description (Township=T, Range=R, Section=Sec.); Latitude/Longitude coordinates, and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates (Northing/Easting). The Latitude/Longitude coordinates are provided in decimal degrees according to the North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) coordinate system. The Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates are provided in meters according to the North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) coordinate system, and occur in either UTM Zone 12 or UTM Zone 13. The UTM Zone is listed above the corresponding UTM Northing and Easting coordinates. Most coordinates locations were derived from GPS points taken at the water source, however, some were derived from the on-screen-digitization of points. Both are accurate for the purpose of finding water sources. Accuracy may be off by several meters.

Current Water Source Status (Excel spreadsheet) - updated 06/21/13

The information in the table below is also available on the Current Water Source Status spreadsheet above.  

Water Source Name
Location
Description
Deep GulchT16N R88W Sec. 35
Lat. 41.31547N; Long. -107.25371W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4576228; Easting 311360
Flowing creek.
Truckdrivers CreekT16N R88W Sec. 26
Lat. 41.32502N; Long. -107.25423W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4577289; Easting 311343
Flowing creek.
Smiley MeadowT16N R88W Sec. 26
Lat. 41.33325N; Long. -107.25069W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4578196; Easting 311663
Flowing creek.
North Fork Savery CreekT16N R88W Sec. 23
Lat. 41.34682N; Long. -107.25750W
Northing 4579717; Easting 311132
Flowing creek.
Trough 1T17N R89W Sec. 25
Lat. 41.42263N; Long. -107.37237W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4588390; Easting 301752
Livestock trough - may be dry.
Trough 2T17N R89W Sec. 27
Lat. 41.41794N; Long. -107.39662W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4587926; Easting 299711
Livestock trough and in drainage.
Muddy Creek 1T17N R89W Sec. 20
Lat. 41.394659N; Long. 107.416303W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4588886; Easting 296192
Flowing creek.
Muddy Creek 2T17N R89W Sec. 18
Lat. 41.44424N; Long. -107.46085W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4590996; Easting 294426
Flowing creek.
Muddy Creek 3T17N R90W Sec. 13
Lat. 41.45384N; Long.-107.47266W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4592090; Easting 293470
Flowing creek.
Muddy Creek 4T17N R90W Sec. 11
Lat. 41.46834N; Long. -107.49058W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4593743; Easting 292019
Flowing creek.
Unnamed SpringT18N R89W Sec. 19
Lat. 41.52661N; Long. -107.46550W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4600153; Easting 294299
Spring source fenced, livestock use in vicinity.
Unnamed Water Source
T18N R89W Sec. 2
Lat. 41.56884N; Long. -107.39723W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4604682; Easting 300125
Runoff adjacent to road  - dries out by late June.
Little Sage ReservoirT19N R88W Sec. 22
Lat. 41.60479N; Long. -107.30199W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4608457; Easting 308173
Livestock reservoir will be alkaline, but check out the culvert below the south side of road.
Teton ReservoirT19N R88W Sec. 24
Lat. 41.61640N; Long. -107.27168W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4609679; Easting 310733
Off-route, BLM recreation site, toilets, campsites, water from reservoir.
Rim LakeT20N R88W Sec. 15/22
Lat. 41.70472N; Long. -107.26836W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4619478 ; Easting 311267
BLM recreation site, toilets, water from lake reported bad taste when treated with only iodine.
Fish Pond SpringT23N R88W Sec. 34
(1½ miles north of Nine Mile pine grove on west side of highway)
Lat. 41.92482N; Long. -107.32051W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4644033; Easting 307589
Spring/reservoir, fenced spring source; good source with both spring and reservoir having water.
Bull SpringT24N R90W Sec. 1
Lat. 42.07490N; Long. -107.51759W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4661159; Easting 291736
Fenced spring, livestock/wild horses on state land. No Camping!
Upper Stewart Creek WellT25N R90W Sec. 16
Lat. 42.14000N; Long. -107.59000W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4668588; Easting 286234
Solar powered well. Alternated with Divide Well, also a solar powered system. Sign along CDT to indicate which well is operating.
Unnamed SpringT25N R90W Sec. 17
Lat. 42.13869N; Long. -107.60760W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4668466; Easting 284506
Unfenced spring, livestock/wild horses on state land.
Divide Well

T25N R90W Sec. 6
Lat. 42.15984 Long. -107.62422,
UTM Zone13 Northing 4670857; Easting 283205.

Solar powered well. Alternated with Upper Stewart Creek Well. Sign to indicate which well is operating. Solar panels visible ¼ mile east when located here.
A&M Reservoir
A&M Reservoir.
T26N R91W Sec. 9 (SE1/4)
Lat. 42.23460N; Long. -107.70424W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4679365; Easting 276857
Fenced Development.  Has water (and rising fish too)!
Lost Soldier CreekT26N R91W Sec. 11
Lat. 42.23234N; Long. -107.66130W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4679002; Easting 280393
Fed by Hadsell Spring and other sources - highly reliable.
Crooks CreekT27N R92W Sec. 17
Lat. 42.31250N; Long. -107.84006W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4688380; Easting 265937
Flowing creek - off-route ¼ - 1 mile.
Brenton SpringT28N R93W Sec. 34
Lat. 42.34988N; Long. -107.92155W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4692759; Easting 259363

Undeveloped spring complex, w/exclosure fence; water located on southwest corner of exclosure above gate.

Magpie CreekT28N R93W Sec. 33
Lat. 42.35017N; Long. -107.93410W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4692826; Easting 258331
Seasonal flow.
Crooks Mountain ReservoirT28N R93W Sec. 21
Lat. 42.38331N; Long. -107.94325W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4696533; Easting 257705
Small stock reservoir on Arapahoe Creek with livestock in area.
West Arapahoe CreekT28N R93W Sec. 21
Lat. 42.38381N; Long. -107.94994W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4696607; Easting 257156
Seasonal flow.
Unnamed CreekT28N R93W Sec. 20
Lat. 42.38549N; Long. -107.95783W
UTM Zone 13
Northing 4696816; Easting 256513
Seasonal flow.
Haypress Reservoirs (2)T28N R94W Sec. 24
Lat. 42.39081N; Long. -108.01095W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4697497; Easting 746035
Spring fed stock reservoirs at head of Haypress Creek.
Fremont ReservoirT28N R95W Sec. 14
Lat. 42.40118N; Long. -108.14392W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4698272; Easting 735050
Off-route small stock reservoir.
State Section ReservoirT28N R95W Sec. 16
Lat. 42.40445N; Long. -108.17979W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4698536' Easting 732086
Small stock reservoir - east of Bison Basin Road.
Alkali CreekT28N R96W Sec. 24
Lat. 42.38700N; Long. -108.23532W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4696448; Easting 727579
Seasonal flow - alkaline.
Coyote LakeT28N R96W Sec. 26
Lat. 42.37962N; Long. -108.24826W;
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4695295; Easting 726550
Seasonal flow - alkaline.
Coyote Gulch 1T28N R96W Sec. 27
Lat. 42.37535N; Long. -108.26686W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4695071; Easting 725024
Can be intermittent - flows on surface then disappears only to resurface - best in early summer.
Coyote Gulch 2T28N R96W Sec. 28
Lat. 42.37232N; Long. -108.28303W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4694691; Easting 723704
Can be intermittent - flows on surface then disappears only to resurface - best in early summer.
Weasel Spring
Weasel Spring.
T28N R97W Sec. 23
Lat. 42.37716N; Long. -108.33720W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4695088; Easting 719226
Fenced from livestock/wild horses.  Water in free-flowing inverted metal culvert with metal lid.  Please replace lid after use!
Unnamed SpringT28N R97W Sec. 21
Lat. 42.39212N; Long. -108.41543W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4696550; Easting 712735

No fencing from livestock/wild horses - on state land.  No Camping!

Upper Mormon Spring
Mormom Spring.
T28N R98W Sec. 24
Lat. 42.39258N; Long. -108.47068W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4696464; Easting 708185
No fencing from livestock/wild horses - on state land.  Source in rocks on western tip of exposed rocky ridge.  No Camping!
Chicken SpringT28N R98W Sec. 22
Lat. 42.38467N; Long. -108.51470W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4695479; Easting 704588
Trough - with fencing to protect source.
Harris Slough
Harris Slough.
T28N R99W Sec. 24
Lat. 42.39025N; Long. -108.59107W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4695917; Easting 698283
Free-flowing pool adjacent to road.
Sweetwater River
Sweetwater River.
T28N R99W Sec. 22
Lat. 42.38974N; Long. -108.62125W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4695790; Easting 695801
Flowing river - access on south side in meadow - excellent camping area.
Rock Creek
Rock Creek.
T28N R99W Sec. 3,10,15
Lat. 42.40920N; Long. -108.61719W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4697961; Easting 696074
Flowing creek camping.
Beaver Ponds 1
Beaver Pond 1.
T29N R100W Sec. 22
Lat. 42.47762N; Long. -108.76103W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4705236; Easting 684037
Beaver ponds.
Beaver Ponds 2T29N R100W Sec. 21
Lat. 42.47055N; Long. -108.77932W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4704412; Easting 682554
Beaver ponds.
Willow Creek
Willow Creek.
T29N R100W Sec. 21,27,28
Lat. 42.46324N; Long. -108.78484W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4703588; Easting 682121
Flowing creek.
Willow Creek TrailheadT29N R100W Sec. 20
Lat. 42.46824N; Long. -108.80289
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4704105; Easting 680623
Flowing creek - adjacent to trailhead kiosk at South Pass City.
Dead Ox Creek
Dead Ox Creek.
T29N R101W Sec. 25
Lat. 42.46049N; Long. -108.84398W
UTM Zone 12
Northing 4703157; Easting 677267
Seasonal flow.