2020 Water for Utah

2020 Water for Utah

Published 02-10-20

The Water For Utah overview provides a quick snapshot of the work the Division of Water Resources is doing to “plan, conserve, develop and protect” Utah’s water, as well as the role the Board of Water Resources plays. This information was presented to the Utah Legislature on Feb. 10.  Over the past 70 years, the Board has provided financial assistance to over 1,485 private water companies, irrigation companies, municipalities and water districts.

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Published December 22, 2020

Can more water be stored in Bear Lake by adjusting flood control operations? Idaho, Utah and PacifiCorp worked with reservoir modeling experts at the University of Colorado to answer this question. The technical report “Impacts on Bear Lake Storage under Alternative High-Runoff Management Operations” published today, summarizes findings about how different flood control operations can …

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Published December 21, 2020

The state’s latest water use numbers have been published by the Utah Division of Water Resources and can be found on the recently overhauled and upgraded Open Water Data website.  The latest municipal and industrial (M&I) numbers are from 2019 and show that statewide per capita water use for potable and secondary water is 223 …

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Published October 22, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Conservation is critical to meet the water needs of Utah’s growing population and is a factor that can significantly postpone water development projects.  “We’ve seen how implementing water conservation strategies can delay large-scale infrastructure projects,” said Todd Adams, director of the Utah Division of Water Resources. “When the Legislature passed the …

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