Utah water district looking at restrictions

Rockport Lake, Weber Basin Project

It’s only March and already, one large water conservation district in Utah is evaluating water restrictions for the upcoming year.

Based on its 2018 Drought Contingency Plan, the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is evaluating a “60% reduction in waters available for outdoor irrigation of lawns and gardens (both culinary and secondary), a 40% reduction for agricultural use, and a 10% reduction for culinary indoor use.

Water and Wastes Digest notes that the District is one of Utah’s largest water providers.

Weber Basin Reservoirs
Image Source: Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

Originally the Weber Basin Project constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation, the District formed to operate the project and later expanded to deliver about 230,000 acre-feet of treated wholesale municipal water, wholesale and retail agricultural irrigation water, wholesale and retail secondary irrigation water, treated and untreated industrial water, and replacement water each year. Over 700,000 residents within Davis, Weber, Morgan, Summit, and Box Elder counties receive water from District sources, the District says.  It operates seven large storage reservoirs, three hydro-power generation plants, 21 wells, four water treatment plants, and hundreds of miles of canals, tunnels, aqueducts, and pipelines.

Header Image Source: 

Wikimedia Commons. Rockport Reservoir, Utah, June 21, 2009. Author: GreenGlass1972.

Deborah

Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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Justine Weber
Justine Weber
6 months ago

I must go see the Weber River before there isn’t one left!

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