Welcome to the official event schedule and directory for the 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium.  Congratulations to Carl Adams of DWQ. He was nominated by peers, and celebrated with peers, as the 2016 Watershed Steward of the Year!

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Wednesday, November 16 • 12:05pm - 12:30pm
Great Salt Lake, Who Lives Here?

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Great Salt Lake, Who Lives Here?
In the 2012 Great Salt Lake Water Quality Strategy, the Utah Division of Water Quality proposed a road map for continued protection of the Lake’s water quality. One of the specific goals of the Strategy is the development of numeric criteria, or maximum allowable pollutant concentrations. The first step to develop numeric criteria is to know the specific organisms that comprise the ecosystem to be protected. To help meet this goal, an aquatic life use workshop for Great Salt Lake was held in March, 2015. Scientists who study the Lake were invited to share their data regarding aquatic life surveys on the Lake and that was compiled along with the available data from the published literature. In addition to the specific species data, collocated salinity data was also recorded. Several key data gaps were identified including experimental data regarding salinity tolerances, benthic macroinvertebrates (aka, sediment bugs), and fish populations. The presentation will summarize the results and key data gaps identified. The report and database are available at http://www.deq.utah.gov/locations/G/greatsaltlake/gslwaterquality/index.htm .

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Chris Bittner

Standards Coordinator, Utah Division of Water Quality
Mr. Bittner is an environmental toxicologist and the water quality standards coordinator

Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:05pm - 12:30pm MST
Gallery 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119