Reservoirs Filling Fast

23 May 2017 Published in News & Events

 

SALT LAKE CITY — It happened last week to Deer Creek and Causey and will likely happen at East Canyon sometime this week.

Northern Utah reservoirs that for five years struggled to fill are now emptying water through spillways, structures specifically built to control the safe release of floodwaters downstream.

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Weber Basin Water Conservancy District | Aaron Thorup, Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

 

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Why We Care

  • Several years ago I was enchanted by Alfred Lambourne’s romanticized paintings of the Great Salt Lake, so began my own quest to explore its islands and capture what I saw in quick, plein air, oil sketches.

    I made many day-trips to Black Rock and spent a significant amount of time camping on Stansbury and Antelope Islands, climbing their trails and swimming in their bays. My paintings became my diary as I observed the changing light and shadow on the rocks and water. The brine flies and gnats often hovered over my shoulder anxious to immortalize themselves in the sticky colorful oil paint.

    Kirk Henrichsen, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant

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