Cross Marine Projects and ABC 4’s Brent Hunsaker discuss flooding on Utah Lake. To view the video report or to read the full transcript, visit ABC 4 News’ website: Are we in a flooding replay of 1983
News Report Excerpt:
“Compromise is the point at which lake water starts going places where it’s not supposed to go. At four feet over compromise, lake water will flood the pump house at the mouth of the Jordan River – Utah Lake’s only relief value. Losing those pumps could choke down the outflow from the lake.
Jim Cross has seen it before. It was 1983 and his fledgling company was in the middle of the damage control effort.
They dredged around the Jordan River pumps; used barges to get to water-logged homes; pulled steel gas lines across the Great Salt Lake to the location of a new pumping station in the West Desert. That pumping station was built too late to help with the flood of ’83, but may still play a roll in flooding in 2011.”