Utah Lake Watershed Council

Welcome to the Utah Lake Watershed Council page!

The Utah Lake Watershed Council is one of the 12 local watershed councils that will operate in Utah.

Current Status

The Utah Lake Local Watershed Council was certified by the Utah Watersheds Council in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Utah Watershed Councils Act on July 13th, 2023 and is currently active.

Purpose

Local watershed councils are created to encourage and facilitate discussion and collaboration of water-related issues and concerns among the stakeholders within the watershed. As feasible, the watershed council will facilitate communication and coordination among the following interests:

  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Utah tribal nations
  • Public water suppliers
  • Water planning and research institutions
  • Water quality
  • Fish and wildlife
  • Water dependent habitat and environments
  • Watershed management
  • Mutual irrigation companies
  • Local sponsors of reclamation projects

Each local watershed council will designate one representative to serve on the Utah Watersheds Council, where issues of concern can be brought to the attention of the Legislature and governor.

For general inquires, email watershedcouncils@utah.gov.

Jordanelle Reservoir. Photo by Aaron Fortin | Janet Quinney Lawson Institute of Land, Water, and Air. Not for reuse.

Meeting Schedule & Minutes

All meetings will be held at the following address unless otherwise noted in the table below:

Central Utah Water Conservancy District
1426 E 750 N
Suite 400
Orem, UT 84097

Date

Time

Location

Agenda | Minutes

July 27, 2023

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Central Utah Water Conservancy District

December 18, 2023

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Central Utah Water Conservancy District

A | M

June 18, 2024

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Central Utah Water Conservancy District

A | M

Members

Current members of the council are listed below:

Name

Title or Interest Represented

Joe Crawford, Chair


Provo River Watershed Council

Rich Mickelsen, Vice Chair

Timpanogos Special Service District

Cory Pierce, Secretary

Spanish Fork City

Marty Larson

Highline Canal Company

Belva Parr

Farm Bureau

Shazelle Terry

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

Mark Illum

Texas Instruments

Ben Abbott**

Brigham Young University

Sterling Brown*

Strawberry Water Users Association

Cade Moore

Utah Fly Co

Jeff Budge

Provo River Water Users Association

Jared Hansen

Central Utah Water Conservancy District

Mike Rau

Central Utah Water Conservancy District

Gary Calder

Provo City

Jordan Nielsen

Trout Unlimited

Amelia Powers-Gardner

Utah County Commissioner

*This individual also represents the Utah Lake Watershed Council on the Utah Watersheds Council.

**This individual will also represent the Utah Lake Watershed Council on the Great Salt Lake Watershed Council.

Liaisons

Liaisons to the council are listed below:

Name

Title or Interest Represented

Sandy Wingert

Utah Division of Water Quality

Jodi Gardberg

Utah Division of Water Quality

Josh Zimmerman

Utah Lake Area Planning Specialist, Utah Division of Water Resources

Contact

If you would like to be informed about the Utah Lake Local Watershed Council, or if you have any questions or ideas for the council, please contact us. We are here to serve you and help ensure that the council brings benefits to you and the state of Utah.