Cache County Water Bank Pilot Project


The Cache Water District identified water marketing strategies as a potential tool to address local issues such as inadequate late-season irrigation water, growth within ditch systems and scattered water owners. The district was interested in coordinating meetings to explore water banking.


Several local needs were investigated, including water sharing between irrigation companies and local towns. Ultimately, the most actionable need was to be able to convey surplus storage water from one irrigation company to another company in some years.


The project team assisted with developing and executing a Rental Agreement between Hyrum Irrigation Co. and Wellsville-Mendon Irrigation Co. that provides for an annual process of leasing water from Hyrum Reservoir when surplus storage is available.

Current Status

The Rental Agreement is fully executed and active through 2030. Due to dry conditions, water was not leased in 2022.

Participating Parties