Drainages in Utah

Drainages Map

Surface flow supplies 60% of the water we consume in Salt Lake City. It's a finite supply and it's precious. Moreover, climate change will put a strain on that supply.

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This web site can be navigated three ways. You can use keywords to pull up images. Or you can move your mouse across the map of the Wasatch Front and the east side of Salt Lake Valley, select a drainage and then magnify it. Or you can select a drainage or irrigation system from one of the pull-down menus. As you zoom in, hot spots appear that you can click to see photographs from that spot....

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Hidden Water is the collaboration of University of Utah documentarians Craig Denton, professor of communication, and Peter Goss, professor emeritus of architecture + planning. Environmental Humanities graduate student Carrol Firmage provided research support.

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