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Watershed Planning and Restoration Program

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Now Accepting Public Comment on the Final Draft of the 2015 Salt Lake County Integrated Watershed Plan -- August 3 through September 2, 2016. 

 Register for the Watershed Symposium

Registration is Open for the 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, Nov 15-16, 2016



NOTICE: Harmful Algal Bloom in Utah Lake and Jordan River Visit the Utah DEQ website for the latest updates 


Keep drones away from wildfires. It's the law!Wildfire prevention and safety begins with smart use of fireworks, keeping drones far away from wildfires, preventing sparks, firewise landscapes, and much more.

Visit for more information about fire prevention and current fires in Utah.



Watershed Watch NewsletterCheck out the latest issue of our Watershed Watch newsletter!


Visit myjordanriver.orgVisit, the mobile app that turns the Jordan River Parkway  Trail into a nature center without walls!  



Salt Lake County Stream Care GuideFind out how you can protect water quality and habitat, reduce streambank erosion, preserve property values, and prevent flood losses in the Stream Care Guide: A Handbook for Residents of Salt Lake County! Streams are dynamic ecosystems and they healthier they are, the better able they are to provide all of these important functions. Learn more in this Wasatch Water Review article, New Salt Lake County handbook targets stream health (January 2015)

Send us an email to request a free printed copy of the guide!

(You can also download a hi-res pdf (150.6mb) which is best for viewing the maps)



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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.