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 […]
Four years ago, 21 area governments — including neighboring municipalities of Utah County, the Department of Natural Resources, and the great state of Utah — created the Utah Lake Commission.
If you are a regular reader, you probably remember the article we wrote in June titled “Vile weed: Restoring shoreline with controlled weed removal.”
A few weeks ago, we published a story highlighting our efforts to restore the shoreline of Utah Lake to a more natural state, free of invasive species–primarily phragmites.
Utah Lake has roughly 75 miles of shoreline, which serves as a gateway for water sports, recreation, and the development of wetlands.
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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