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Dam project forces closure of Tibble Fork area

The Pleasant Grove Ranger District in the Uinta Wasatch-Cache National Forest has announced the Tibble Fork area will be closed to all uses until rehabilitation work on the dam is completed.
The Pleasant Grove Ranger District in the Uinta Wasatch-Cache National Forest has announced the Tibble Fork area will be closed to all uses until rehabilitation work on the dam is completed.
Faith Heaton Jolley

SALT LAKE CITY — The Pleasant Grove Ranger District in the Uinta Wasatch-Cache National Forest has announced the Tibble Fork area will be closed to all uses until rehabilitation work on the dam is completed.

Closed areas includes the reservoir along state Route 144 across the dam southeast along the high water mark to Forest Service road No. 085 and then west to S.R. 144. It also includes the parking lot, as well as trail No. 041 to the intersection with trail No. 173.

Construction will have major impacts on trailhead parking, and the reservoir will be drained for the summer. Recreationists should consider other parking areas such as Elk Camp and Wasatch Mountain State Park.

The dam project, which includes enlarging the spillway, providing slope stability for seismic events and raising the water level, is being undertaken because it does not meet current safety regulations.