Utah and Salt Lake Canal

The Utah and Salt Lake Canal is an historic waterway in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.[1]



The canal was financed wholly by Salt Lake County, and construction lasted from 1872[2] to 1881. It was built "with only basic tools and contracted manual labor."[3] The settlement that became present-day Riverton was limited to the Jordan River bottoms until this canal was constructed.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Utah and Salt Lake Canal
  2. ^ "An AWWA National Landmark: The Jordan and Salt Lake City Canal" (PDF). Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association. 17 Sep 1993. Retrieved 17 Sep 2012.
  3. ^ "Riverton". Utah History Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15 Sep 2012.

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