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    Provo ranks high in uniformity...

    Provo ranked as one of least diverse cities in US

    A new report says Provo is one of the least ethnically diverse cities in the nation. Wallet Hub, a personal finance social network, conducted a study of the most diverse cities in the U.S.


    Provo finished number four of the lease diverse, following close behind Pittsburgh and Columbia, Missouri. Orem was also low on the list and Salt Lake ranked in the middle.


    On the other side of the spectrum, the most diverse cities are in California: Los Angeles and Long Beach.
    http://www.kutv.com/news/features/lo...S-131015.shtml
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    Lets hear it for Long Beach!
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    Provo is making LA look good... Thanks, Provo!

    Provo air ranked dirtiest in nation

    Federal environmental officials reported that Provo residents were breathing in the most polluted air in the country on Dec. 29.


    The Daily Herald reports that Provo has not maintained the top ranking on the Environmental Protection Agency's airnow.gov website since then, but the Utah County city has consistently ranked among the top five cities with the filthiest air on the website.
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    On December 29. = fully attributed to inversion.
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    Provo airport now supporting flights to San Diego.

    http://provomayor.com/2016/06/28/new...ight-giveaway/

    Wonderful news, but please bring back the Provo-Denver flight!
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    Provo/Orem #7 on most educated cities US cities.

    http://www.heraldextra.com/news/loca...ntent=headline
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    Take that, haters.

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    (bump)

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...es/1017141001/

    Best-performing large metro areas:
    1. Provo, Utah. The region has become a technology hotbed, adding 5,500 jobs from 2011 to 2016. The hub is anchored by Adobe’s digital marketing unit, which employs more than 1,200. In 2017, the company said it would build a second facility next door, housing another 1,260 workers. Meanwhile, Brigham Young University provides a major pipeline of workers and start-ups. The university has spawned several tech ventures, including enterprise software firm Qualtrics, which is valued at $2.5 billion.
    Take that, haters!

    Downside: housing prices going up, up, up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...es/1017141001/



    Take that, haters!

    Downside: housing prices going up, up, up...
    When I was visiting over the holidays I couldn't shake the feeling that the Wasatch front was becoming just like California, which is both good but also has plenty of bad.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Downside: housing prices going up, up, up...
    Yeah, I keep wondering were they are going to put people in the UV. When I was in Utah last week I saw on the local news a developer proposing to develop on (yes, on) Utah Lake (think "Palm Jumeirah" style) which reminded me of this wired article....

    UTAH LAKE'S POOP-DRIVEN ALGAL BLOOM IS A CRAPPY SITUATION

    ALGAE SWAMPED UTAH Lake last week, stretching over 134 square miles. The bright green bloom is mesmerizing — and possibly toxic. And, turns out, poop is partly to blame.


    This stunning (and kind of gross) aerial captured by Salt Lake Tribune photographer Rick Egan shows the algae choking the water near the Utah Lake’s marina. The bloom was discovered around July 12, and at its peak covered 90 percent the water's surface, spreading north up the Jordan River toward the Great Salt Lake. High levels of cyanobacteria caused public health officials to close the lake for further testing, and posted signs warning unsuspecting visitors to keep out.
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    https://www.wired.com/2016/07/pretty...blame-pooping/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    1. Provo, Utah. The region has become a technology hotbed, adding 5,500 jobs from 2011 to 2016.
    • 3. Dallas, Texas. Already a popular headquarters location for companies like Exxon Mobil, AT&T and Southwest Airlines, the region added more than 50,000 high-skilled jobs from 2011 to 2016 in the professional, scientific and technical sectors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, I keep wondering were they are going to put people in the UV. When I was in Utah last week I saw on the local news a developer proposing to develop on (yes, on) Utah Lake (think "Palm Jumeirah" style) which reminded me of this wired article....


    https://www.wired.com/2016/07/pretty...blame-pooping/
    Haha. UT responds with a random article from 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Haha. UT responds with a random article from 2016.

    Never change, buddy.
    You have to admit the thought of Provo's version of "Palm Jumeirah" with its algae green waters and dead carp floating up would be something else.
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    I found it... Here is the Provo "Palm Jumeirah" project:

    Company proposes ‘island paradise,’ to be built on Utah Lake

    A private group is pushing for an island city in the middle of Utah Lake, with the end goal of restoring the state's largest body of fresh water.


    One of the directors of The Arches Utah Lake Restoration Project is from Utah, and helped develop island city in Dubai.
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    http://fox13now.com/2018/01/09/compa...-on-utah-lake/

    Buy your "island paradise" property while it is cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I found it... Here is the Provo "Palm Jumeirah" project:


    http://fox13now.com/2018/01/09/compa...-on-utah-lake/

    Buy your "island paradise" property while it is cheap!
    It involves dredging the lake, you dummy.

    I have known about this project for a few years now but was bound by a non-disclosure agreement. Would be cool if they can pull it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    It involves dredging the lake, you dummy.

    I have known about this project for a few years now but was bound by a non-disclosure agreement. Would be cool if they can pull it off.
    WOUld it, in fact, be likely to restore the pristine state of the lake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    WOUld it, in fact, be likely to restore the pristine state of the lake?
    Along with everything else planned, yes it would. Dredging the lake has been talked about forever, but the issue has always been the cost. This is a obviously a huge project and they have been doing years of studies, computer simulations, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    WOUld it, in fact, be likely to restore the pristine state of the lake?
    I'm no Phd ground water management... but in a nutshell... the deeper the water of a fresh water lake, the healthier it is... Utah Lake is so filled with silt, that it's pristine nature has diminished over time. If you tripled the depth of the lake with dredging, and put an Indian Casino in the middle of it (to pay for it)... stock the lake with Native German Browns... the lake would return to a pristine state for a couple of centuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    It involves dredging the lake, you dummy.

    I have known about this project for a few years now but was bound by a non-disclosure agreement. Would be cool if they can pull it off.
    “The price tag for the conservation efforts alone is 6.4 billion dollars and that's why the public can't bear the cost of this,” Parker said.

    Their plan is to make an island city shaped like the iconic delicate arch, with homes and businesses. The group argues this plan isn't a land grab, but an attempt to restore the area for generations to come.
    I keep scratching my head to figure out how they are going to pay for this... Maybe they will find a crapload of oil under Utah Lake to fund this thing.

    Or maybe they will just get the state of Utah to stick it to all you tax payers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I'm no Phd ground water management... but in a nutshell... the deeper the water of a fresh water lake, the healthier it is... Utah Lake is so filled with silt, that it's pristine nature has diminished over time. If you tripled the depth of the lake with dredging, and put an Indian Casino in the middle of it (to pay for it)... stock the lake with Native German Browns... the lake would return to a pristine state for a couple of centuries.
    Ah, maybe that is their game plan... Just think of all the gas and pollution that would be save from people having to drive I-80 to go to Bendover!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Along with everything else planned, yes it would. Dredging the lake has been talked about forever, but the issue has always been the cost. This is a obviously a huge project and they have been doing years of studies, computer simulations, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I'm no Phd ground water management... but in a nutshell... the deeper the water of a fresh water lake, the healthier it is... Utah Lake is so filled with silt, that it's pristine nature has diminished over time. If you tripled the depth of the lake with dredging, and put an Indian Casino in the middle of it (to pay for it)... stock the lake with Native German Browns... the lake would return to a pristine state for a couple of centuries.
    Is silt the problem with Utah Lake? Are there any issues with fertilizer run off or controlled canyon river flows as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Is silt the problem with Utah Lake? Are there any issues with fertilizer run off or controlled canyon river flows as well?
    What about all the little delta smelt fish that are being killed by those damn farmers?

    Yeah Creek, I can see Utah turning into another California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Is silt the problem with Utah Lake? Are there any issues with fertilizer run off or controlled canyon river flows as well?
    Combination of things. Shallow depth is the biggest problem. It keeps the temps high and the wind and shallow depth result in big waves that stir up the silt.
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    They are going to need to dredge more than 12-22". They need to take a good 5-10' off the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    They are going to need to dredge more than 12-22". They need to take a good 5-10' off the bottom.
    Where did you get that number?

    I have looked at the details in a while, but some areas will be dredged deeper than others. It involves causeways to deal with winds and currents. The dredged material will be used to build up the land. Also, the state already has a dredging project that is launching soon. All the harbors and surrounding areas will be dredged first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Where did you get that number?

    I have looked at the details in a while, but some areas will be dredged deeper than others. It involves causeways to deal with winds and currents. The dredged material will be used to build up the land. Also, the state already has a dredging project that is launching soon. All the harbors and surrounding areas will be dredged first.
    The 12-22" came from the video in the link. I'm guessing that would be an average, and that it would be more in some spots and less in others. But if it's costing $6B to do that, Shaka's 5-10' is a pipe dream within a pipe dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    The 12-22" came from the video in the link. I'm guessing that would be an average, and that it would be more in some spots and less in others. But if it's costing $6B to do that, Shaka's 5-10' is a pipe dream within a pipe dream.
    That was my first reaction. But if you could create a large mass of premium real estate in the middle of one of the fast growing places in the nation? Might be able to pull it off.
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