The plankton flora of Utah Lake includes a total of 295 species to date. This high number of taxa indicates greater diversity than previously suspected. Together with water chemical data it leads us to conclude that Utah Lake is a slightly saline eutrophic system. This conclusion is further substantiated by quantitative data which show very high levels of productivity during late summer and early fall.
Rushforth, Samuel R.; St. Clair, Larry L.; Grimes, Judith A.; and Whiting, Mark C.
"Phytoplankton of Utah Lake,"
Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbnm/vol5/iss1/6