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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Utah Lake Festival Canceled Because Of Flooding

Many Utah rivers are flowing at or near flood stage, and the high water is inhibiting some recreational activities. It will be another week or two before flows peak and so people need to use caution as they more outdoors for the Memorial Day Weekend.

So far no major roads have been affected.

Some facilities at Utah Lake State Park are being closed because of high water, and the popular Utah Lake Festival has been canceled this year.

The Salt Lake Tribune has this article about the canceled festival. Here’s a quote:

The Utah Lake Commission is canceling the 7-year-old Utah Lake Festival, scheduled for June 4, because of rising lake levels that have flooded parking areas at Utah Lake Park.

The Central Utah Water Conservancy District says the lake’s level has increased by almost a foot during the past two weeks, bringing it 1.5 feet above the 4,489.045-foot compromise level. When the lake reaches that level, water managers are required to open control gates.


Connect2Utah.com offers these tidbits:

The south boat ramp, north and south jetties, concession area and south parking lot at Utah Lake State Park are closed until further notice due to flooding. The north boat ramp, campgrounds, and day-use facilities remain open.

Utah Lake State Park Manager Hunter encourages visitors to obey caution signs and avoid high water areas. For updated information, please call Utah Lake State Park at 801-375-0731.

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