Sheephead Basin

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Basin

Natural depression or relatively low area enclosed by higher land.
See also: Valleys
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
40.6885769°, -108.5423259°
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Elevation

6945 ft. (2117 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Sheephead Basin is covered by the Sheephead Basin, CO US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Basins

Spicer Basin 3.4 mi

Nearby Cities

Loma, CO 104 mi
Collbran, CO 105 mi
Fruita, CO 106 mi
Palisade, CO 110 mi
Clifton, CO 110 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Dry Mountain Land 1.9 mi
Two Bar Springs Water 2.8 mi
Marshall Draw Land 3.4 mi
Hammond Draw Land 4.3 mi
Lefthand Draw Land 4.3 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is BROWNS PARK REF which is approximately 21 miles away and has an elevation of 5,354 feet (1,591 feet lower than Sheephead Basin). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .39" 37.3° 5.9°
February .45" 43.2° 11.5°
March .74" 51.5° 21.1°
April .81" 59.8° 27.2°
May 1.16" 70.6° 35.7°
June .69" 82.3° 41.6°
July .68" 88.8° 46.9°
August .66" 87.2° 44.9°
September 1.00" 77.8° 36.1°
October 1.16" 66.0° 26.4°
November .56" 48.2° 16.4°
December .37" 38.7° 7.7°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 62% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 86% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 97% of other locations on record.