Utah Lake is super shallow. We walked out for probably 50+ yards and it was no deeper than our calves. The deepest point is 14 feet.
There were also places where people had dumped excess concrete, carpet and green waste.
Utah Lake Commission has made some headway. I think if more people came to appreciate the lake, more people would care about cleaning it up. I can see a really cool, protected nature trail in this particular spot. Maybe even a pier for fisherman and a landing for kayakers and canoes.
If you are interested in working on a big community clean up, please let me know. Or if you just want to take a walk and pick up trash along the way! I have contacted the Utah Lake Commission and they are starting an adopt-the-shoreline problem in hopes of getting people involved in keeping it clean. So we'll see what happens with that effort.