A year after dealing with historically late high flows in the Provo River and inundated farm land, we now face the prospect of extremely low flows and dying fish. We experienced these extremely dry conditions with many fish dying in the lower section of the river in 2003.
The Central Utah Water Conservancy District is working hard to avoid that this year. Nevertheless, you may notice a difference over the next few weeks. We’re monitoring it regularly and will coordinate with CUWCD if problems arise.
The picture above was taken this morning of the lower Provo River, about 1000 feet downstream from the Lake Shore Drive bridge, with 40 cfs (cubic/feet/second) of flow.