If the lake elevation goes any higher, the pumps and gates on the Back to the lake pdf River are left open. 1883 as an alternative to the overharvested native fish. Pollution has also caused problems with the lake’s ecosystem.
Founded in 2007, the Commission seeks to promote multiple public uses of the lake, facilitate orderly planning and development in and around the lake, and enable individual Commission members to govern their own areas. Utah Lake is within Utah Valley, in north-central Utah. Goshen Bay and Lincoln Beach. Because of its location on the western side of the valley, the eastern shore has a gentle slope and the western shore rises abruptly against the Lake Mountains. Provo Bay to the east. 75,000 to 8,000 years ago. About 12,000 years ago, the climate of the region became warmer and drier.
As a result, the valley floor and lake bed are relatively flat, which causes the lake to be shallow. The lake contains a small island called Bird Island, about 2. Lincoln Beach boat ramp, near its south end. The island has a few trees and is somewhat visible from Lincoln Beach.
During high-water years, the island may be completely submerged, the trees being the only indication it is there. Current Creek, Dry Creek, Hobble Creek, and Mill Race Creek. After several years of drought, irrigation companies were arguing over their share of Utah Lake’s water from the Jordan River. Judge Morse of the Third District Court issued his judgment that became known as the Morse Decree of 1901. The decree stated that the irrigation companies “are entitled to a decree awarding to them, subject to the limitations hereinafter set forth, the right to the use of all the balance of the waters of the Jordan River, for municipal, irrigation, culinary, and domestic purposes, to the extent of the capacity of their several canals, and the right to impound and store all of the waters of said river in Utah Lake.
In response to the drought, a pumping plant was installed at the outlet of the Jordan River from Utah Lake. It was the largest pumping plant in the United States at the time. After the decree was released, Utah Lake essentially became an irrigation reservoir and the Jordan River’s flow was highly regulated. As a result of the 1983-1984 flooding, a lawsuit was filed for compensation due to flooding based upon breach of contract of the previous compromise level.