It’s important to stay safe while at Utah Lake. Unfortunately, every year there are a few people who pass away as a result of accidents while recreating at the lake. We have compiled some resources to help you stay safe while boating, swimming, and doing other activities at the lake.
Unique Utah Lake Risks
Utah Lake is very shallow. When the lake is full, it is only about 9 feet deep on average. Usually the water levels drops to 4 or 5 feet below full towards the end of the summer, meaning that the average depth is only 4 or 5 feet. It is important to keep this in mind while boating.
Potentially dangerous algae blooms can happen at Utah Lake. Follow this link for a story about an algae bloom that happened at the lake in the fall of 2014.