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The Granite forebay just below Stairs Station maintains the diversion of water from Big Cottonwood Creek to generate power at the Granite Plant at the canyon mouth. Approximately .7 cfs of water is released into the creek, adding to the 4 cfs...
2009-08-11
In late summer a combination of diversions and seasonal low flow can practically dry up streams.
2008-08-28
A sign where Big Cottonwood Creek crosses 1300 East reminds us that we all live downstream.
2008-07-01
White Pine Lake is one of several lakes in the Wasatch Range that had been dammed to collect and hold more water for downstream use.
2008-09-26
A no trespassing sign won't stop a stream from undercutting a bank. Commercial developers need to plan a sufficient buffer zone from the stream. Otherwise, they expose their lessees to increased risks of flooding.
2008-05-30
Industries tend to replace offices and retail businesses as neighbors of Big Cottonwood Creek in the lower reaches of the stream.
2008-05-30
Tanner Ditch is one of the labyrinthine irrigation systems still operating in Salt Lake Valley. Irrigation ditches cross municipal lines, and in many cases, the water rights owned by the irrigation companies predate the incorporation of...
2007-05-22
Hidden in the midst of commercial buildings that turn their backs to the stream, there are quiet, almost mystical groves.
2008-05-30
Big Cottonwood Creek can look ignored in its lower reaches.
2008-05-30
The Jordan River Parkway is revitalizing the lower reaches of valley streams. Daylighted streams, like Big Cottonwood Creek where it enters the Jordan River, create amenities that increase land values.
2008-05-05
Residential property owners sometimes incorporate ditches like Tanner Ditch into their landscaping.
2007-05-22
General Growth Properties re-routed Big Cottonwood Creek as part of its development plans for Cottonwood Mall, now on hold. The Big Ditch runs parallel to and above the creek in a covered aqueduct.
2008-07-01
Developers of Creekside Mall incorporated Big Cottonwood Creek into their commercial landscaping.
2008-07-01
Creekside Park, adjacent to Big Cottonwood Creek, weaves the stream into the layout of its frisbee golf course. Parks often serve as flood retention basins.
2008-07-01
White Pine Fork was one of the earliest and most used slides for obtaining lumber for the sawmills. White pine was the popular term for Englemann spruce.
2008-09-26
Corner Canyon Creek, in Draper, is the southernmost stream in Salt Lake Valley.
2008-05-28
Corner Canyon Creek runs through the fastest developing area on the east side of Salt Lake Valley. Developers have to incorporate it into their plans, either by keeping it daylighted or burying it in culverts.
2009-05-06
Corner Canyon Creek begins to braid just before it enters the Jordan River.
2009-05-22
A perennial stream, Deaf Smith Creek normally runs at less than 10 cfs. In spring, however, it can be a torrent.
2009-05-29
Little Willow Creek converges with Deaf Smith Creek approximately .25 miles above from the canyon mouth.
2009-05-29
Owners of a Cottonwood Heights residence blend the stream into their landscaping.
2009-05-29
Big Willow Irrigation Company supplies water to Mt. View Cemetery, where ponds offer peace and solace for bereavement.
2009-04-10
Dry Creek braids through Dimple Dell Park with a rivulet and a main stream.
2010-06-09
Dry Creek, sometimes called Dry Fork Creek, is the anchor feature in Dimple Dell Park. Two drainages supply its streamflow: Middle Fork of Dry Creek and South Fork of Dry Creek.
2010-06-09
Dry Creek is a water feature, and hazard, in River Oaks Golf Course.
2009-05-06
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