West Desert Watershed Council

Welcome to the West Desert Watershed Council page!

The West Desert Watershed Council will be one of the 12 local watershed councils that will operate in Utah.

Current Status

The West Desert Watershed Council was certified by the Utah Watersheds Council in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Utah Watershed Councils Act on January 18, 2024 and is currently active.


Local watershed councils are created to encourage and facilitate discussion and collaboration or 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.

Photo by Aaron Fortin | Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for 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:

Tooele City Hall
90 N Main St
Tooele, UT 84074




Agenda | Minutes

November 14, 2023

 3 - 5 p.m.

Tooele City Hall

A | N/A

January 9, 2024

3 - 5 p.m.

Tooele City Hall

March 5, 2024

3 - 5 p.m.

Virtual Only

A | M


Current members of the council are listed below:


Title or Interest Represented

Paul Monroe, Chair

Central Iron County Water Conservancy District

Eric Rogers, Vice Chair

Intrepid Potash

Paul Hansen, Secretary

Tooele City

Brent Rose

Golden Spike Rodeo

Don Anderson


Tyler Melling

Cedar City Council

Brett Palmer*

Stansbury Park Improvement District

Jay Carter


Steve Erickson

Great Basin Water Network

Mark Wintch

Wawa Valley Rancher

Dan England

Grantsville City Engineer

Alan Smith

Sage Grouse Work

Jacob Clegg**

Erda City Engineer

Ron Lindberg

Fish and Wildlife

Tamra Borchardt-Slayton

Indian Peaks Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

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

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


Liaisons to the council are listed below:


Title or Interest Represented

Michael Gates

Bureau of Land Management

Jessica Wade

Bureau of Land Management

Cindy Ledbetter

Bureau of Land Management

Nathan Anderson

Dugway Proving Ground

Nickolas King

Hill Air Force Base

Carl Ege

West Desert Area Planning Specialist, Utah Division of Water Resources


If you would like to be informed about the West Desert 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.