Provo Reservoir Canal

Provo River Project FeaturesProvo Reservoir Canal System800 North Orem Gauge

800 North Orem Gauge

What is it?

A gauge is a mechanism that forces water to pass through it in such a way that the flow of the water can be measured. The 800 North Orem Gauge is located on 800 North street in Orem, Utah.

Why was it built?

The 800 North Orem Gauge was built to measure the flow of water from the Murdock Diversion into the Provo Reservoir Canal.

When was it built?

The 800 North Orem Gauge was built in 1944 when the Provo Reservoir Canal was enlarged.

How big is it?

The capacity of the 800 North Orem Gauge is 550 cfs, in order to be able to measure the entire flow of the Provo Reservoir Canal.

What is the Association’s responsibility?

The Association's primary responsibility is to monitor, deliver, and report water flows in the canal. Staff also maintains the facilities at the gauge and ensures it operates properly. The sensors that measure the flow of water also have to be monitored and maintained.

800 North Orem Gauge