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Watershed Planning and Restoration Program

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Thank you for making this a record year for attendance!
9th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium
Nov 18-19, 2015



Click for project FAQsJordan River Murray/Taylorsville Streambank Restoration Project at Arrowhead Park is scheduled to begin week of October 26

Click here for project FAQs and map of proposed trail detours




Watershed Watch is back! Check out the latest issue of our twice-annual newsletter.


Check out the interactive website! A collaboration between Salt Lake County, Jordan River Commission and the CDEA.


Stream Care Guide: A Handbook for Residents of Salt Lake County.  This 57-page guide reviews the basics of protecting water quality, streamside habitat, and property values. Creek Closeups explore the creeks of Salt Lake County in more detail.

Stream Care Guide (7.5mb pdf)Improving the health of streams and water quality in Salt Lake County is the ultimate goal of the guide. Streams are dynamic ecosystems that provide water resources, floodwater pathways, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. The healthier our streams, the better able they are to provide all of these important functions.

Learn more here, New Salt Lake County handbook targets stream health.

Available as a pdf, in the following file sizes:

  1. Small file pdf (7.5mb)
  2. Large file, hi-res pdf (150.6mb)
    *best for viewing the maps*

For a free copy of the guide, contact Lynn at 




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What is the Watershed Planning and Restoration Program?

The Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration Program was created in 1997 and has engaged in numerous restoration, assessment, and planning activities since its inception. The primary goals of the program include assessment and restoration of streams and other water resources in the Jordan River sub-basin, stewardship planning, and environmental education outreach.

The scientific assessments and subsequent bioengineered restoration projects are carried out on a cooperative partnership basis with local municipalities, service districts and state/federal agencies. Notably, the program typically leverages local financial contributions with federal and state grants targeted at specific stream or lake restoration measures to accomplish its goals.

Jordan River riverbank before restoration (Location: Walden Park in Murray, UT)

Jordan River riverbank BEFORE restoration (Location: Walden Park in Murray, UT)


Walden Park riverbank AFTER restoration!

Walden Park riverbank AFTER restoration. Rubble and garbage cleaned up; steep slope graded into terraces and planted with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.