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Blackridge Reservoir Gets a Clean-up

July 4, 2012

Blackridge Reservoir

During the week of the 4th of July, the Blackridge Reservoir had a face-lift.  Along with the completion of the parking lot, the water department from Herriman City came in with guys in scuba gear and got down and dirty removing the mass of algae in the reservoir.  While they wrapped up the algae with rope underwater, a tractor would do the rest.  For those of you who love to train in the reservoir, the algae growth was a major annoyance.  Getting my feet tangled up in that mess got my heart racing, and I am so happy that we have removed most of this.  With the addition of aerators, we expect the growth of algae to be under control.

I want to thank all of our water department employees for their work on the reservoir this summer.  I look forward to the construction of the snack shack/restrooms at the conclusion of the 2012 season.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Emily permalink
    July 6, 2012 9:29 am

    Thank you for the update! The shallow part of the reservoir is full of a dark, black water, but it doesn’t feel like algae. Is that a different form of algae or it that ash left over from the fire?

    • July 6, 2012 2:55 pm

      I don’t know. Herriman City does rotate the water in the reservoir fairly regularly, as it is used for secondary water. It is also filtered to 200 micron before it is delivered to the reservoir. Without actually seeing what you are describing, it is difficult to say.

  2. Phil permalink
    April 15, 2013 11:07 am

    This was a nice water body, it has taken on a lot of plant growth how ever and I feel that trying to make it more popular will only make it worse. It would be cool if residents of herriman could fish it, only fly and lure with single barbless hooks and a mandatory catch and release policy seems fitting and only from the rocks. I want the lake to stay safe and clutter free which is why I think some activities should only be restricted to residents of Herriman.

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