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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Tuesday, November 15 • 10:25am - 10:50am
Water Quality Summary of the Jordan River Watershed

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Water Quality Summary of the Jordan River Watershed
The Jordan River watershed is part of the Great Salt Lake Basin draining from Utah Lake and terminating at the Great Salt Lake 51 miles to the north. Major water uses in the area include municipal and industrial uses, agriculture, irrigation, and recreation. Much of the water in the watershed is diverted for consumptive uses supporting a population of over a million residents. Tributaries to the Jordan River from both the east and west are situated within a complex network of diversions, return flows, and stormwater discharges resulting in a variety of water quality concerns. This presentation will provide an overview of these water quality concerns along with ongoing remediation efforts, such as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and watershed plans, to restore their beneficial uses. While past management of the watershed focused on water development and flood control programs, future management will need to concentrate efforts on the continual need to develop and preserve high levels of water quality in the Jordan River watershed.

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Karen Nichols

Water Resource Engineer, HDR
Karen Nichols is a water resource engineer with HDR in Salt Lake City, UT. Ms. Nichols has more than 30 years of experience working with public and private clients providing environmental compliance, permitting, mitigation, and audits. She specializes in Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance... Read More →


Sandy Wingert

Environmental Scientist, UDEQ
Sandy Wingert is an Environmental Scientist at the Division of Water Quality. She has her Master's of Public Health from the University of South Carolina where she studied the groundwater pollution impacts on human health. Sandy in the Watershed Protection Section at DWQ and is charged... Read More →

Tuesday November 15, 2016 10:25am - 10:50am MST
Gallery 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119