Utah Lake and its surrounding area have a rich natural and cultural background. The moderate climate, abundant fresh water, and fertile soils of Utah Valley made it an oasis to aboriginal dwellers as well as to the present inhabitants. An overview of the physical setting, geology, climate, human use, and recent history of Utah Lake is presented.
Jackson, Richard H. and Stevens, Dale J.
"Physical and cultural environment of Utah Lake and adjacent areas,"
Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbnm/vol5/iss1/2