But, as hundreds of Utahns realized this Fourth of July, it has not affected the lake’s many other beaches! That’s good news for those planning Pioneer Day activities on July 24 and throughout the summer.
Many have been working behind the scenes to ensure its ongoing health. Through a number of systems, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District helps keep it at an elevation conducive to maintaining a proper balance. And collaborative efforts with several interested groups are working in big ways.
Also, as newly named Division of Water Quality Director Erica Gaddis recently told lawmakers, the lake’s depth and low water temperatures discourages another infestation and her division is better prepared to handle whatever comes its way.
And those championing the June sucker, a fish only found in Utah’s largest freshwater lake and its tributaries, are ecstatic to see the latest results of their carp removal. The lake-bottom habitat that provides shelter for just-hatched June suckers is returning, signaling a positive turn for the fish that only two decades ago numbered less than 1,000.
To stay on top of any future alerts, go to alerts.utahcounty.gov and create an account. After selecting contact methods, creating a profile and selecting location, choose the alert subscription “Utah Lake” under “Utah County Alerts.”
And use these tips to fully enjoy your day at the beach, fishing, sailing and camping the summer away!