Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 21001

State Planning Board Water resources Great Salt Lake diking project reports

Dates: 1932-1937.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

These are reports of the Great Salt Lake diking project, 1932 to 1937, made by the State Planning Board members and consulting engineers. The proposed plan was to dike sections of the Great Salt Lake on the northern and eastern sides of Antelope Island to allow the Weber River and the Jordan River to create a fresh water reservoir. The purpose of this reservoir was to supply water for industrial, agricultural, and recreational uses but the plan was found to be too costly and impractical due to the salinity of the water. Included in this series are preliminary reports, meeting transcripts, investigations of technical problems, maps, cost estimates of hydroelectric power, cost estimates of pumping water, and studies of water levels and water storage capacities.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Records

Water resources reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1180, This series contains the reports, 1912-1941 which include reports of the Great Salt Lake water elevations and changes.

Maps from the State Planning Board, Series 5597, This has maps on the diking project.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by M. Call in November 1998 and updated by G. Strack in December 2004 following filming.

Indexing Terms

  • Dikes (Engineering)—Great Salt Lake (Utah).
  • Water harvesting—Utah.
  • Utah—Water-supply.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 1932, Mar; Proposed fresh water lake
1 1 2 1933, May; Great Salt Lake project dinner transcript
1 1 3 1933, July; Investigation of technical problems
1 1 4 1933, Dec; Great Salt Lake diking project; (Maps- See oversize)
1 1 5 1934, Sept; Federal Emergency Relief Administration special survey application
1 1 6 1934, Nov; Memorandum regarding salt content
1 1 7 1934, Dec; Cost estimates of hydroelectric power
1 1 8 1935, Jan; Progress of engineering investigations
1 1 9 1935, Jan; Cost of proposed power production for steam generated station
1 1 10 1935, Apr; Engineering investigations: Cost of pumping water
1 1 11 1935, June-July; Water supply of the Farmington Embayment
1 1 12 1935, July-Oct; Investigations and estimates, problems and possibilities
1 1 13 1937, Jan; Water storage capacity
MAP-CASE DESCRIPTION
32 Proposed fresh water lake; 1933
32 Preliminary plan of Salt Lake City-Ogden region; 1934