OBJECTIVE: As part of developing and updating the State Water Plan, the Division of Water Resources collects water-related land use data for the entire state. This data includes the types and extent of irrigated crops as well as information concerning phreatophytes, wet/open water areas, dry land agriculture and residential/industrial areas.

The data produced by the water-related land use program are used for various planning purposes. Some of these include: determining cropland water use, evaluating irrigated land losses and conversion to urban uses, planning for new water development, estimating irrigated acreages for any area, and developing water budgets. Additionally, the data are utilized by many other state and federal agencies.

GIS Contacts:
John Holman: johnholman@utah.gov
Aaron Austin: aaronaustin@utah.gov

Last modified: February 2008

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