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    Kane County pulls out of plan for controversial Lake Powell pipeline

    Washington County is only recipient left For the last 10 years officials in southern Utah’s Kane County have been supportive of a plan that would pipe water to their area from the Colorado River to meet...

    Boats at Lake Powell from April 1-6 require 30-day dry time

    Measure helps prevent spread of quagga mussels Due to the boat ramp closure at Lake Powell, boaters or users of other watercraft that were on the lake April 1-6 were unable to decontaminate...

    Utah teams up with federal, state and water agencies to assess the condition of the Colorado

    One of the most comprehensive scientific report “unlike any other” assessing the Coloado River has been released. Photo by Doug McMurdo As one of the seven states that make up the Colorado River...

    Lawmakers pass Utah Water Banking Act

    The Utah House of Representatives joined the State Senate in unanimously passing Senate Bill 26 — Water Banking amendments. Attentive stewardship of Utah’s water resources is of critical importance to continued economic growth, the...

    Snowpack off to good start with SE Utah at 190% of normal

    Snowpack in Utah got off to a good start for the second year in a row, according to Jordan Clayton, a supervisor and data collection officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.

    Western mayors urge Congress to support Land, Water Conservation Fund in 2020 federal budget

    Niehaus: Leave this place at least as good, if not better, for future generations Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus was among several other mayors representing cities in the West to urge Congress to permanently fund...

    Meetings on reducing salt in Colorado, Dolores rivers set

    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks public input on alternatives to reduce salinity in the Colorado River from sources in the Paradox Valley in western Colorado. Currently, the Paradox Valley Unit in Montrose County, Colorado, is intercepting naturally occurring brine and injecting it 16,000 feet underground via a deep injection well.

    Feds seek comments on environmental impacts of proposed Lake Powell pipeline

    The Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona marks the beginning of a 140-mile pipeline project that is currently undergoing the public comment process. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation The Bureau of...

    State inspects 300K boats in ’19 to help prevent spread of mussels

    Quagga mussels are an invasive species that encrust and clog to damage equipment and boats. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and State Parks personnel were busy...

    Feds award $2M for water marketing strategies

    The Bureau of Reclamation Nov. 13 announced awards totaling $2 million to 10 projects to establish or expand water markets or water marketing activities. When non-federal cost-share contributions are included, these projects will accomplish more than $4.6...

    Latest News

    White Mesa Mill hopes to benefit from Trump’s uranium reserve plan

    Energy Fuels, the owner of the White Mesa Mill and mining properties in San Juan County, is hopeful that a new proposal in the federal budget could be a lifeline...

    PUBLIC NOTICE – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    There is currently an opening on the Board of Trustees for the Thompson Special Service District, expiring December...

    CITY OF MOAB – PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed ORDINANCE 2020-07

    The City of Moab will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m....

    CITY OF MOAB – PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed Ordinance 2020-08

    The City of Moab will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m....

    DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels

    By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. These are different than mandatory inspection stations at bodies of water and other areas because all vehicles — not just those transporting watercraft — will be directed off the road.