HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS
Utah Lake is loaded with nutrients that create boom and bust cycles of algae growth. Dredging the lake will remove nutrient filled sediments that feed toxic algal blooms.
THE PROBLEM WITH ALGAE
Utah Lake experiences cycles of extreme algae growth because of an abundance of nitrogen and phosphorus in the water and in the sediment along the lake bottom. These masses of algae can release toxic chemicals that are dangerous for humans and wildlife.
HOW WILL DREDGING HELP
Dredging the lake will remove the nutrient loaded sediments that cause algal blooms and will deepen the lake bottom. This reduces the wave energy that disturbs the lake bottom and will reshape the lakebed to maintain or even improve circulation.
ALGAL BLOOM CONTRIBUTORS
See how nutrient sources and other factors contribute to harmful and toxic algal blooms.
Disclaimer: The numbers presented on this site are based on conceptual plans and preliminary modeling. Numbers are subject to change as additional data, engineering, modeling, and modifications to the plan result from the permitting process led by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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