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Watershed Planning and Restoration Program

Water Quality

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Water Quality Data Collection Program

The Salt Lake Countywide Water Quality Stewardship Plan identified the need for a greater body of water quality data in order to more completely and accurately assess the condition of County waterways. macroinvertebrate sampling with kicknet

As a result, an expanded water quality data collection program was undertaken in 2009, and includes the following: 

  • Installation of 5 new stream flow gage stations with water quality sampling capabilities
  • Macroinvertebrate & Physical Habitat sampling program was initiated using the Utah Division of Water Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency protocols
  • E.coli sampling study was initiated in cooperation with the Utah Division of Water Quality

    water chemistry data collected with multimeter

  • Water chemistry data collected at all sampling sites (pH, ORP, DO %, DO mg/L, EC, Resistivity, TDS, Salinity, Temperature)


This data provides valuable information for ongoing and future watershed planning, such as updates to the Water Quality Stewardship Plan, and is used by regulatory agencies at the federal, state and local levels.




The Salt Lake County Flood Control & Water Quality Division (home to the Watershed Planning & Restoration Program) is not a regulatory agency.