The phragmites plant is an invasive species found on Utah Lake’s shoreline. While there are some few native phragmites species on the East Coast, the majority of phragmites stands in the country are non-native. And as invasive species go, the phragmites are particularly well adapted at overrunning native plant species and generally crowding out pristine […]
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Ever thought of going duck hunting? Utah Lake provides superb waterfowl hunting; here’s a few things that you must know! **** It was 19°F at 6:00 a.m. when our truck pulled up to the hunter’s access for the Powell Slough along the Utah Lake shoreline. At 27 years old, this was my first-time duck hunting. […]
Reports from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality have caused the Utah County Health Department issued a Warning Advisory for all of Utah Lake due to potentially harmful levels of cyanobacteria. Algae blooms in Utah Lake are complex events that depend on a number of factors like high water temperatures, nutrient-rich water, plenty of sunshine, […]
The algae have arrived. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality/Utah Department of Health issued a Warning Advisory for Provo Bay. But don’t let that cyanobacteria get you down. The issue of algae blooms is both complex and highly variable. So while one small area of the lake might be experiencing a bloom, the rest of […]
Need the perfect way to kick off the summer with the family? Three words—Utah. Lake. Festival. The Utah Lake Commission staff knows just how important it is to start the summer off the right way. So each year they partner with June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program, and the Utah Department of Natural Resources to put […]
*This Position is now closed. We hire for this position annually so make sure to check back next year! The Utah Lake Commission is in need of an Outreach Intern. This is a full-time, paid position that is based out of the Utah Lake Commission office in Provo, UT. Internship will begin April 24, […]
The City of Saratoga Springs wants to help clean and optimize the conditions of the marina. All these efforts are made to provide a better quality of the marina to the public and to preserve this amazing water resource. Here’s a few photos of what the marina looks like now, and then there are a […]
Interested in learning more about the Fall 2017 Utah Lake Field Trip opportunity? The information below should answer most of your questions. Or, if you are already prepared to fill out the application, just click here: Fall 2017 Utah Lake Field Trip Application What: The Utah Lake Commission offers a hands-on field trip opportunity […]
Utah Lake Shoreline Trail The Utah Lake Commission is working towards a continuous, 14-city inclusive, multi-use recreational trail system that surrounds Utah Lake. With the inception of the Commission came a master plan and vision statement for the lake itself: “Utah Lake is a focal point of natural resource systems that contribute to the environmental […]
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Not all blooms become toxic, we still don’t understand why toxins are produced sometimes and other times they aren’t. But we do know that if blooms don’t occur toxins won’t be produced in amounts that could hurt us. If a bloom is occurring it’s a good idea to stay out of the water even if we don’t know whether it’s toxic or not.#FAQfriday #utahlake #frequentlyaskedquestion #algaeblooms #nottoxic #utahlakelife #warning #utahlakequestions #utahlakeanswers #weekend ... See MoreSee Less
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SWE is the amount of water that would be released if the snowpack were instantly melted in place. SWE is important as it is relational to the amount of water that will come down Utah’s rivers and streams as the snow melts.#utahlake #FAQfriday