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The Great Basin is the largest region of contiguous endorheic drainage basins in North America, and is encompassed by the Great Basin Divide. This is a list of the drainage basins in the Great Basin that are over 500 sq mi (1,300 km2), listed by the state containing most of the basin.

Utah

  • Great Salt Lake (Idaho, Utah, Wyoming) 19,162 sq mi (49,630 km2)
    • Bear River (Idaho, Utah, Wyoming) 7,561 sq mi (19,580 km2)
    • Weber River (Utah, Wyoming) 2,093 sq mi (5,420 km2)
    • Jordan River (Utah) 3,551 sq mi (9,200 km2)
      • Utah Lake (Utah) 2,536 sq mi (6,570 km2)
        • Provo River (Utah) 686 sq mi (1,780 km2)
        • Spanish Fork (Utah) 825 sq mi (2,140 km2)
    • Skull Valley (Utah) 814 sq mi (2,110 km2)
    • Deep Creek (Curlew Valley) (Idaho, Utah) 1,033 sq mi (2,680 km2)
  • Pine Valley (Utah) 733 sq mi (1,900 km2)
  • Tule Valley (Utah) 951 sq mi (2,460 km2)
  • Rush Valley (Utah) 722 sq mi (1,870 km2)
  • Bonneville Salt Flats (Nevada, Utah) 8,602 sq mi (22,280 km2)
    • Fish Springs Wash (Utah) 933 sq mi (2,420 km2)
    • Snake Valley (Nevada, Utah) 3,119 sq mi (8,080 km2)
    • Deep Creek (Deep Creek Valley) (Nevada, Utah) 501 sq mi (1,300 km2)
  • Newfoundland Evaporation Basin (Nevada, Utah) 4,516 sq mi (11,700 km2)
    • Grouse Creek (Nevada, Utah) 2,755 sq mi (7,140 km2)
      • Thousand Springs Creek (Nevada, Utah) 1,534 sq mi (3,970 km2)
  • Sevier Lake (Utah) 9,387 sq mi (24,310 km2)
    • Sevier River (Utah) 8,591 sq mi (22,250 km2)
      • Beaver River (Utah) 1,996 sq mi (5,170 km2)
      • San Pitch River (Utah) 861 sq mi (2,230 km2)
      • East Fork Sevier River (Utah) 1,242 sq mi (3,220 km2)
  • Pavant Valley (Utah) 1,108 sq mi (2,870 km2) Most of Pavant Valley drains to the Sevier River artificially via the Central Utah Canal.
  • Sevier Desert (Utah) 1,029 sq mi (2,670 km2)
  • Mud Spring Wash (Utah) 1,053 sq mi (2,730 km2)
  • Escalante Desert (Nevada, Utah) 1,442 sq mi (3,730 km2)
  • Wah Wah Valley (Utah) 600 sq mi (1,600 km2)

Nevada

  • Carson Sink (California, Nevada) 19,839 sq mi (51,380 km2)
    • Humboldt River (Nevada) 16,753 sq mi (43,390 km2)
      • Little Humboldt River 1,780 sq mi (4,600 km2)
      • Reese River (Nevada) 2,377 sq mi (6,160 km2)
        • Cain Creek (Nevada) 519 sq mi (1,340 km2)
      • Rock Creek (Nevada) 746 sq mi (1,930 km2)
      • Coyote Creek (Crescent Valley) (Nevada) 1,171 sq mi (3,030 km2)
        • Cooks Creek (Nevada) 637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
      • Pine Creek (Nevada) 1,005 sq mi (2,600 km2)
      • South Fork Humboldt River (Nevada) 1,306 sq mi (3,380 km2)
        • Huntington Creek (Nevada) 795 sq mi (2,060 km2)
      • North Fork Humboldt River (Nevada) 998 sq mi (2,580 km2)
      • Marys River (Nevada) 514 sq mi (1,330 km2)
    • Carson River (California, Nevada) 2,585 sq mi (6,700 km2)
  • Stillwater Marsh (Nevada) 854 sq mi (2,210 km2)
  • Black Rock Desert (Nevada, Oregon) 8,509 sq mi (22,040 km2)
    • Quinn River (Nevada, Oregon) 7,590 sq mi (19,700 km2)
      • Bottle Creek Slough (Desert Valley) (Nevada) 540 sq mi (1,400 km2)
  • High Rock Lake (Nevada) 665 sq mi (1,720 km2)
  • Smoke Creek Desert (California, Nevada) 1,261 sq mi (3,270 km2)
  • Duck Lake (California, Nevada) 573 sq mi (1,480 km2)
  • Thousand Creek (Nevada, Oregon) 1,037 sq mi (2,690 km2)
  • Pyramid Lake (California, Nevada) 3,112 sq mi (8,060 km2)
    • Truckee River (California, Nevada) 2,332 sq mi (6,040 km2)
      • Lake Tahoe (California, Nevada) 507 sq mi (1,310 km2)
  • Blue Wing Flat (Granite Springs Valley) (Nevada) 975 sq mi (2,530 km2)
  • Walker Lake (California, Nevada) 3,561 sq mi (9,220 km2)
    • Walker River (California, Nevada) 2,753 sq mi (7,130 km2)
  • Buffalo Valley (Nevada) 500 sq mi (1,300 km2)
  • Buena Vista Valley (Nevada) 736 sq mi (1,910 km2)
  • Humboldt Salt Marsh (Nevada) 2,083 sq mi (5,390 km2)
    • Spring Creek (Nevada) 801 sq mi (2,070 km2)
  • Gabbs Valley (Nevada) 1,273 sq mi (3,300 km2)
  • Big Smoky Valley (Nevada) 2,049 sq mi (5,310 km2)
    • Peavine Creek (Nevada) 1,727 sq mi (4,470 km2)
      • Ione Valley (Nevada) 673 sq mi (1,740 km2)
  • Grass Valley (Nevada) 592 sq mi (1,530 km2)
  • Rock Creek (Nevada) 590 sq mi (1,500 km2)
  • Wadsworth Creek (Monitor Valley) (Nevada) 525 sq mi (1,360 km2)
  • Diamond Valley (Nevada) 2,598 sq mi (6,730 km2)
    • Slough Creek (Nevada) 2,272 sq mi (5,880 km2)
      • Antelope Wash (Nevada) 560 sq mi (1,500 km2)
      • Coils Creek (Nevada) 987 sq mi (2,560 km2)
        • Stoneberger Creek (Nevada) 749 sq mi (1,940 km2)
  • Newark Lake (Nevada) 1,444 sq mi (3,740 km2)
    • Fish Creek (Nevada) 623 sq mi (1,610 km2)
  • Long Valley (Nevada) 647 sq mi (1,680 km2)
  • Franklin Lake (Nevada) 648 sq mi (1,680 km2)
  • Cole Creek (Independence Valley) (Nevada) 1,025 sq mi (2,650 km2)
  • Yelland Dry Lake (Nevada) 1,191 sq mi (3,080 km2)
    • Spring Valley Creek (Nevada) 694 sq mi (1,800 km2)
  • Goshute Lake (Nevada) 1,809 sq mi (4,690 km2)
    • Duck Creek (Nevada) 1,510 sq mi (3,900 km2)
  • Goshute Valley (Nevada) 1,504 sq mi (3,900 km2)
  • Lake Valley (Nevada) 554 sq mi (1,430 km2)
  • Dry Lake Valley (Nevada) 897 sq mi (2,320 km2)
  • Fish Lake Valley (California, Nevada) 983 sq mi (2,550 km2)
  • Mud Lake (Nevada) 1,963 sq mi (5,080 km2)
    • Stone Cabin Creek (Nevada) 998 sq mi (2,580 km2)
    • Ralston Valley (Nevada) 747 sq mi (1,930 km2)
  • Clayton Valley (Nevada) 555 sq mi (1,440 km2)
  • Butterfield Marsh (Nevada) 3,780 sq mi (9,800 km2)
    • Railroad Valley (Nevada) 1,959 sq mi (5,070 km2)
      • Hot Creek (Nevada) 1,061 sq mi (2,750 km2)
    • Duckwater Creek (Nevada) 904 sq mi (2,340 km2)
  • Sand Springs Wash (Nevada) 507 sq mi (1,310 km2)
  • Gold Flat (Nevada) 685 sq mi (1,770 km2)
  • Sarcobatus Flat (Nevada) 1,237 sq mi (3,200 km2)
    • China Wash (Lida Valley) (Nevada) 538 sq mi (1,390 km2)
  • Coal Valley (Nevada) 952 sq mi (2,470 km2)
  • Sand Spring Valley (Nevada) 699 sq mi (1,810 km2)
  • Groom Lake (Nevada) 669 sq mi (1,730 km2)
  • Desert Valley (Nevada) 990 sq mi (2,600 km2)
  • Indian Springs Valley (Nevada) 661 sq mi (1,710 km2)
  • Mesquite Valley (California, Nevada) 504 sq mi (1,310 km2)
  • Eldorado Valley (Nevada) 534 sq mi (1,380 km2)

Oregon

  • Malheur Lake (Oregon) 3,062 sq mi (7,930 km2)
  • Harney Lake (Oregon) 1,810 sq mi (4,700 km2)
  • Silver Lake (Oregon) 798 sq mi (2,070 km2)
    • Silver Creek (Oregon) 677 sq mi (1,750 km2)
  • Lake Abert (Oregon) 897 sq mi (2,320 km2)
  • Bluejoint Lake (Warner Lakes) (California, Nevada, Oregon) 1,896 sq mi (4,910 km2)
    • Crump Lake (California, Nevada, Oregon) 1,084 sq mi (2,810 km2)
  • Guano Lake (Nevada, Oregon) 916 sq mi (2,370 km2)
  • Catlow Valley (Oregon) 1,352 sq mi (3,500 km2)
    • Guano Slough (Oregon) 501 sq mi (1,300 km2)
  • Alvord Lake (Nevada, Oregon) 706 sq mi (1,830 km2)

California

  • Goose Lake (California, Oregon) 1,088 sq mi (2,820 km2)
  • Madeline Plains (California, Nevada) 714 sq mi (1,850 km2)
  • Honey Lake (California, Nevada) 1,905 sq mi (4,930 km2)
  • Mono Lake (California, Nevada) 785 sq mi (2,030 km2)
  • Owens Lake (California, Nevada) 3,501 sq mi (9,070 km2)
    • Owens River (California, Nevada) 2,903 sq mi (7,520 km2)
      • Spring Canyon Creek (California, Nevada) 743 sq mi (1,920 km2)
  • Eureka Valley (California, Nevada) 564 sq mi (1,460 km2)
  • Salt Lake (California) 742 sq mi (1,920 km2)
  • Amargosa River (California, Nevada) 8,785 sq mi (22,750 km2)
    • Salt Creek (California, Nevada) 2,307 sq mi (5,980 km2)
      • Death Valley Wash (California, Nevada) 1,496 sq mi (3,870 km2)
    • Salt Creek (California) 1,330 sq mi (3,400 km2)
      • Kingston Wash (California) 537 sq mi (1,390 km2)
    • Rock Valley (California, Nevada) 655 sq mi (1,700 km2)
    • Fortymile Canyon (California, Nevada) 1,769 sq mi (4,580 km2)
  • Panamint Valley (northern) (California) 570 sq mi (1,500 km2)
  • Panamint Valley (southern) (California) 916 sq mi (2,370 km2)
  • China Lake (California) 1,175 sq mi (3,040 km2)
  • Searles Lake (California) 710 sq mi (1,800 km2)
  • Koehn Lake (California) 896 sq mi (2,320 km2)
  • Rogers Dry Lake (California) 831 sq mi (2,150 km2)
  • Rosamond Lake (California) 1,098 sq mi (2,840 km2)
  • Harper Lake (California) 765 sq mi (1,980 km2)
  • Silver Lake 2,474 sq mi (6,410 km2)
  • Ivanpah Lake (California, Nevada) 820 sq mi (2,100 km2)
  • Dale Lake (California) 544 sq mi (1,410 km2)
  • Bristol Lake (California) 713 sq mi (1,850 km2)
  • Cadiz Lake (California) 1,639 sq mi (4,240 km2)
    • Schuyler Wash (California) 1,057 sq mi (2,740 km2)
      • Watson Wash (California) 533 sq mi (1,380 km2)
  • Danby Lake (California) 1,110 sq mi (2,900 km2)
    • Homer Wash (California) 544 sq mi (1,410 km2)
  • Ford Dry Lake (California) 2,066 sq mi (5,350 km2)
    • Palen Lake (California) 1,377 sq mi (3,570 km2)
      • Pinto Wash (California) 709 sq mi (1,840 km2)
  • Salton Sea (California, Mexico) 6,022 sq mi (15,600 km2)
    • Whitewater River (California) 1,501 sq mi (3,890 km2)
    • San Felipe Creek (California, Mexico) 1,481 sq mi (3,840 km2)
    • New River (California, Mexico) 664 sq mi (1,720 km2)
    • Alamo River (California, Mexico) 647 sq mi (1,680 km2)
  • Lake Elsinore (California) 750 sq mi (1,900 km2)

Mexico

  • Laguna Salada (Mexico) 1,680 sq mi (4,400 km2)de:Great Basin

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