Category: Utah Lake Water Quality Study

Data & Info Management

Various agencies and organizations have monitored the ecology and water quality of Utah Lake and its tributaries for many years. The 2015 Utah Lake Water Quality Study (ULWQS) Work Plan identified the need for a robust and complete data set that would help scientists: Build a predictive water-quality model. Determine trends in water-quality conditions over …

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Stakeholder Development

Stakeholder involvement is a critical component of the Utah Lake Water Quality Study. Outreach efforts ensure a collaborative process with engaged stakeholders to guide scientific analyses and regulatory decision making. The original stakeholder group assembled in 2015 consisted primarily of members of the Utah Lake Commission Technical Committee as well as representatives from the Utah …

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Phase 1: Data Gathering and Characterization

For Phase 1 of the study, DWQ assembled a broad group of stakeholders representing a wide range of interests for the Utah Lake Water Quality Plan. Participants include representatives from local municipalities, publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs), and state and local governments. In addition, DWQ created subgroups of stakeholders to help inform decision-making for each of …

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Study Phases:
Utah Lake Water Quality Study

The goal of the Utah Lake Water Quality Study (ULWQS) is to develop nitrogen and phosphorus criteria that are protective of the lake’s designated beneficial uses. The study approach consists of three phases to achieve this goal: Phase 1 – Data gathering and characterization Phase 2 – Development of in-lake criteria for nitrogen and phosphorus …

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Utah Lake Water Quality Study

Utah Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the western United States. The lake is overly rich in nutrients which can cause many problems. The Division of Water Quality has created a Utah Lake Water Quality Study to examine these concerns.

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