WE’RE TAKING ON THE BIGGEST WATER CONSERVATION EFFORT IN UTAH HISTORY.

Drastic annual water loss is one of the most critical issues for Utah Lake. The main contributors to the water loss are evaporation, invasive plant species, and lost wetlands. That’s why cleaning, restoring, and conserving the lake’s water and nearby wetlands is a priority of the restoration project.

WHY WATER CONSERVATION?

By 2050, an estimated 2.4 million additional people will be living in Utah. The state faces a historic water crisis, as 98% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.

Ongoing drought, dry conditions, and a major influx of people will put significant strain on Utah’s already diminishing water supply. Conservation efforts like this one are absolutely critical to ensure Utahns have access to water right now and in the future.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH UTAH LAKE?

Consider this: The surface area of Utah Lake is 96,400 acres, but the lake is relatively shallow with an average depth of just nine feet. While the total volume of water in the lake is about 294 billion gallons, up to 51% of its water evaporates every year—up to a whopping 150 billion gallons lost. That’s more than 225,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools! Evaporation is a significant problem for the lake.

WE MUST PROTECT OUR WATER.

As you can see, evaporation is a major problem facing the lake and the water supply of our state. The Utah Lake Restoration Project plans to reduce evaporation in four ways:

ISLAND CREATION

Creating islands will reduce the overall surface area of the lake, while providing a place to store and sequester nutrient-loaded sediment.

IMPROVED WATER CLEANLINESS

Clean, clear water coupled with an increased average depth, will reduce temperatures on the lake’s surface, meaning less evaporation.

BETTER CIRCULATION

Enhancing water circulation within the water column will further reduce lake surface temperatures to prevent evaporation.

REMOVAL OF INVASIVE GRASSES

Phragmites on the lake shore are negatively impacting the health of the lake and its water levels. We’ll safely remove these invasive grasses and replace them native species.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Look at these numbers and consider the impact the above efforts can have.

Our evaporation prevention efforts could save up to 30 billion gallons of water per year—enough water to support 600,000 Utah residents annually.

Water saved annually by removing 8,000 acres of invasive grasses (Phragmites) and replacing them with native species.

Reduction of the lake’s surface area to produce evaporation savings and environmental benefits—while increasing public access.

Increase of Utah Lake’s water storage capacity—made possible by deep-water channel engineering.

Sure, it’s a big task, but it’s one that’s worth the effort. Join us, and let’s save Utah Lake.

WE CAN SAVE OUR LAKE

Evaporation savings are vital to restoring and saving Utah Lake. In addition to conserving water, these efforts protect plants, control the spread of invasive species, enhance recreational use of the lake, and allow native fish and wildlife to thrive.

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CONTACT US

Lake Restoration Solutions, LLC

Address

3300 N Triumph Blvd, Suite 100
Lehi, UT 84043

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