Utah Lake

Utah Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Utah.wikipedia
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Utah Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Utah.
The expedition traveled as far north as Utah Lake and encountered the native residents.

Jordan River (Utah)

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The lake's only river outlet, the Jordan River, is a tributary of the Great Salt Lake.
Regulated by pumps at its headwaters at Utah Lake, it flows northward through the Salt Lake Valley and empties into the Great Salt Lake.

Great Salt Lake

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The lake's only river outlet, the Jordan River, is a tributary of the Great Salt Lake. As evaporation rates exceeded inflow rates, the lake began to dry up, leaving Utah Lake, the Great Salt Lake, Sevier Lake, and Rush Lake as remnants.
With the warming climate, the remaining lake began to dry, leaving the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, Sevier Lake, and Rush Lake behind.

Orem, Utah

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It lies in Utah Valley, surrounded by the Provo-Orem metropolitan area.
The City of Orem is located near the eastern shore of Utah Lake.

June sucker

Although thirteen species of fish are native to the lake, only the Utah sucker and the critically endangered June sucker remain.
The June sucker (Chasmistes liorus) is an endangered species of fish endemic to Utah Lake and the Provo River in the U.S. state of Utah.

Lake Mountains

Lake Mountain
Mountains surround Utah Valley on three sides: The Wasatch Range to the east, Traverse Mountains to the north, and the Lake Mountains to the west.
The range forms the northwest border of Utah Lake, and its proximity allows its use for communication towers, mostly in its north section, bordering Eagle Mountain.

Utah Valley

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It lies in Utah Valley, surrounded by the Provo-Orem metropolitan area.
Utah Lake is a natural shallow fresh water lake in its center.

Sevier Lake

As evaporation rates exceeded inflow rates, the lake began to dry up, leaving Utah Lake, the Great Salt Lake, Sevier Lake, and Rush Lake as remnants.
Like Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake, it is a remnant of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville.

Saratoga Springs, Utah

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The other major hot spring is on the northern shore and is called Saratoga Springs.
The city is a relatively new development along the northwestern shores of Utah Lake.

Dominguez–Escalante expedition

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The first European to see Utah Lake was Father Silvestre Vélez de Escalante in 1776.
They referred to one of the Ute guides as "Silvestre", and said that he was a Laguna, a Timpanogo from the Utah Lake region.

Goshen Valley

Connected to the main body of the lake are two large, shallow bays: the aforementioned Goshen Bay (north Goshen Valley) to the south and Provo Bay to the east.
A southern arm (Goshen Bay), of Utah Lake of Utah Valley bisects the valley, with western shore valley areas extending north to Mosida (site), at the south of the Lake Mountains.

Lake Bonneville

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Utah Lake is a remnant of a much larger pleistocene lake called Lake Bonneville, which existed from 75,000 to 8,000 years ago.
With the change in climate, the lake began drying up, leaving Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, Sevier Lake, Rush Lake, and Little Salt Lake as remnants.

Timpanogos

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The Timpanogot (also called Timpanogos, Timpanogotzi, Timpannah, and Tempenny) band of the Utes inhabited Utah Valley.
The Timpanogos (Timpanog, Utahs or Utah Indians) were a tribe of Native Americans who inhabited a large part of central Utah—particularly, the area from Utah Lake eastward to the Uinta Mountains and south into present-day Sanpete County.

Spanish Fork River

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The Provo River accounts for 36% of the inflow, and the Spanish Fork River accounts for 24%.
Formed by the confluence of Soldier Creek and Thistle Creek in the Wasatch Range, the river flows about 20 mi northwest into Utah Lake, passing the towns of Spanish Fork and Palmyra.

West Mountain (Utah County, Utah)

West Mountain
Jutting into the south portion of the lake is 6805 ft West Mountain, which divides Goshen Bay and Lincoln Beach.
The mountain is located on the southern shore of Utah Lake.

Utah County, Utah

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The river flows north through Utah, Salt Lake, and Davis counties and then into the southeast portion of the Great Salt Lake.
Utah Lake occupies a large part of the valley.

Provo, Utah

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It lies in Utah Valley, surrounded by the Provo-Orem metropolitan area.
Utah Lake, a fresh-water lake popular for fishing, boating, and other recreational activities

Common carp

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The dominant species in the lake is the common carp, introduced in 1883 as an alternative to the overharvested native fish.
In Utah, the common carp's population in Utah Lake is expected to be reduced by 75 percent by using nets to catch millions of them and either give them to people who will eat them or process them into fertilizer.

Mount Nebo (Utah)

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Mount Nebo reaches an altitude of 11863 ft, and Mount Timpanogos reaches an altitude of 11745 ft, nearly 7250 ft above the valley floor.
The route features panoramic views of Mount Nebo, the Utah Valley, and Utah Lake far below.

Utah sucker

Although thirteen species of fish are native to the lake, only the Utah sucker and the critically endangered June sucker remain.
In 1881, David Starr Jordan and Charles Henry Gilbert observed that this sucker "occurs in Utah Lake in numbers which are simply enormous"; the population seems to have boomed and crashed several times since then.

Ute people

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He stayed with the Timpanogots band of Ute Tribe for three days.
They also fished in fresh water sources, like Utah Lake.

American Fork River

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Other tributaries include the American Fork River, Current Creek, Dry Creek, Hobble Creek, and Mill Race Creek.
Exiting the canyon, the river runs through northern Utah County and empties into Utah Lake on the north shore.

Howard Stansbury

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Captain Howard Stansbury of the United States Army's Corp of Topographical Engineers was ordered to map, survey, and explore Utah and Salt Lake Valleys.
During the next two years, the expedition explored the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and the Cache Valley of northern Utah all the way to Fort Hall in southern Idaho.

Traverse Mountains

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Mountains surround Utah Valley on three sides: The Wasatch Range to the east, Traverse Mountains to the north, and the Lake Mountains to the west.

Uinta Mountains

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The watershed's highest point is at 11765 ft Bald Mountain in the Uinta Mountains.
The Provo River, the largest tributary to Utah Lake, begins on the southern side of the range and flows west to Utah Lake, which itself drains via the Jordan River into Great Salt Lake.