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Otter Creek Reservoir , UT
~ 2984 miles away - (54)
Today's Forecast Apr 17, 2021

Otter Creek Reservoir's current water temperature is 34°F. Today's forecast is: Partly cloudy throughout the day., with a high around 52°F and a low around 29°F. Winds are out of the NE at 9 mph with gusts of 17 mph.

Current Conditions
34°F
Water as of
Apr 15, 2021
52° 29° F
Air
NE 9 - 17 gust
Wind


8 Day Forecast as of Apr 17, 2021
Saturday
52° 24°
wind NE 8-16 mph

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Sunday
60° 28°
wind NNE 8-19 mph

Clear throughout the day.
Monday
63° 27°
wind NW 9-32 mph

Clear throughout the day.
Tuesday
66° 36°
wind NNW 5-16 mph

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Wednesday
67° 30°
wind SSW 10-27 mph

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Thursday
60° 30°
wind NW 5-26 mph

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Friday
65° 34°
wind NW 3-9 mph

Clear throughout the day.
Saturday
75° 52°
wind S 6-13 mph

Partly cloudy throughout the day.


Warning: Ice is NEVER 100% Safe!
Thermal Imagery - Apr 15, 2021
Natural Imagery - Apr 12, 2021

Description
In the fall of 1897, construction began on one of the oldest dam projects in Utah, creating what is now Otter Creek Reservoir. Local Mormons in the area needed a source of irrigation water for farming in the area where they had chosen to live. Many of the farmers had experience with building irrigation canals, but knew nothing about constructing a dam. After applying for water rights, members of the Otter Creek Reservoir Company were denied the financial assistance they needed to take on the project. Despite the lack of funds to build the dam, it was decided to go ahead and begin construction. Robert Dixon Young, who had no prior experience in dam construction, was appointed supervisor of the project. With the help of local volunteers and homemade equipment, construction began in 1897. A year later, financial assistance was finally approved and the proper equipment to complete the project was purchased. Once the 40-foot-high dam was complete, state engineers described it to be “one of the best and more secure earth reservoir dams in the country.” The original dam structure held up very well over many years, although some recent improvements have been made by the state. Otter Creek Reservoir has become famous for quality fishing. It contains Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brown Trout as well as Smallmouth Bass and Wipers. Otter Creek State Park was constructed on the south end of the reservoir and opened to the public as a state park in 1965. Many improvements have been made over the years. Whether you are into fishing, hunting, OHV riding, birding, hiking or many other outdoor activities, Otter Creek State Park offers you a location to start any adventure. Our campground has over 50 sites (15 of those have electric and water hookups) as well as a group-use pavilion perfect for gatherings and reunions. Modern restrooms with individual showers are also located in the park. During our summer season we offer rentals on fishing boats, canoes, and mountain bikes. Park Elevation: 6,350 feet

Related sites:
stateparks.utah.gov

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