UTAH VALLEY – Tibble Fork Reservoir has reopened after a year of reconstruction.
The renovations strengthened the dam and raised water levels 15 feet. The changes benefit the cities of Pleasant Grove, Lehi, and American Fork, who all use Tibble Fork as a water source. The renovations cost 7 million dollars, and according to state engineers, the dam now meets engineering and safety regulations. Additionally, the dam has become a popular recreation area.
Families and friends packed the reservoir for the reopening. Members of the public public said they were glad to be back by the water.
Zach Bingham grew up going to the reservoir, and said, “It’s just beautiful everywhere, and there’s trails, you can have fires, fish, and do all that stuff.”
The new and improved recreation areas have better pathways, better parking and better fishing. In fact, 1,400 fish were released into the dam for the grand reopening.
The public has enjoyed these new features. Local man Christian Evans says that he has had fun coming to the reservoir with friends to swim in the water.
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