Separate fact from fiction while dispelling the myths of Utah Lake

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Utah Lake, a large freshwater lake that sits within just a few miles of every Utah County resident, is used for fishing, boating and other recreational activities. But, many people in Utah County rarely visit. According to Sam Braegger, Outreach Coordinator for Utah Lake Commission, this could be because there are many myths about the lake that simply are not true.

Myth: Utah Lake is dirty and, well … disgusting Many people think this is true because of the physical appearance of the water, according to Braegger.

“The water at Utah Lake is murky, turbid and a slight shade of green,” he said. “When it appears dirty, usually after a wind storm, it is simply the soft soils or sediments from the bottom of the lake that have been re-suspended into the water column.”

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