October 2016 Council Meeting
Provo River Delta Restoration
Presentation By: Melissa Stamp, Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission
The Provo River Delta Restoration Project will create a more natural lower Provo River that will restore aquatic habitat to support recovery of the endangered June sucker. In the process, it will also help secure much needed water resources, help restore Utah Lake’s ecosystem, and will offer additional recreation opportunities amid scenic surroundings. The Provo River Delta area will be a unique and special place, in close proximity to a large urban center, where people can experience the lake as it was before urbanization.
The project team consists of staff from the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Department of the Interior-Central Utah Project Completion Act Office, Central Utah Water Conservancy District and the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program.
For more information go to www.provoriverdelta.us
Algal Trends in the Provo River Watershed
Presentation By: Joe Crawford, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Jordanelle and Deer Creek Reservoirs continue to exhibit healthy algal ecosystems with very low readings of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).The World Health Organization (WHO) Cyanobacteria Guidelines:
Provo River Watershed Festival
Presentation By: Alane Boyd, Desert Rose Environmental
The 2016 Provo River Watershed Festival was another success, even considering the wet weather. There were birds of prey shows, Native American dance performances, storytelling, along with activity booths. Attendees could play with the hydrology trailer (photo left), make bug crafts, create pollution goop, find out the chemical properties of water, play What Do You Know about H2O?, and much more.
For more details and pictures go the Watershed Festival Page.