Category Archives: Water – Lake Powell Pipeline

Water White Paper

Posted March 27, 2017 by Tom Butine

This paper describes the conclusions and the underlying basis in conditions, facts and data concerning the current water policy in Utah and Washington County as known by Conserve Southwest Utah. We encourage a discussion between our elected representatives, their constituents and water authorities concerning our conclusions and their basis. To continue reading click the link… Read more »

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LPP Debt Payment Calculation

Posted February 26, 2017 by Tom Butine

Lake Powell Pipeline financing with repayment scenarios, impact fees, and operating costs. Click the link below to see the table… http://conserveswu.org/wp-content/uploads/LPP-Debt-payment-calculation.pdf

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Lake Powell Pipeline Studies Released for Comment

Posted December 9, 2015 by Jane Whalen

CLICK Here:Preliminary Licensing ProposalLake Powell Pipeline draft Study Reports 12-1-2015 The Governor released his budget and policy recommendation on water: “Out of respect to the taxpayer, it is recommended that the State of Utah only allocate very scarce General Fund resources to financing major water projects after all other alternatives are exhausted (similar to how… Read more »

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Lake Powell & Hydropower

Posted June 18, 2014 by Susan Crook

Recently, our executive director got the chance to sit down with KUTV and talk about the minimum power pool levels of Lake Powell. Sound really boring? Well, the hydropower from Glen Canyon Dam provides electricity for some 6 million people! While there’s been a huge amount of snowpack this year, longer term simulations are showing… Read more »

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New Report Shows No Need for Lake Powell Pipeline

Posted March 20, 2013 by Jane Whalen

Western Resource Advocates released their Local Waters Alternative to the Lake Powell Pipeline this week. This report shows that with just 1% annual conservation, Washington County could entirely eliminate the need for the Lake Powell Pipeline and save MILLIONS of dollars. Read the Executive Summary HERE, or view the entire

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Lake Powell Pipeline Taxes are Back

Posted February 4, 2013 by Jane Whalen

Today the Senate Tax and Revenue Committee will be hearing SB 154 a bill that would tax water users across the State to fund the Lake Powell Pipeline. Contact your Legislators today to let them know you oppose this bill! Vote No on SB 154 B

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Time to get serious about water conservation

Posted December 10, 2012 by Jane Whalen

The Bureau of Reclamation is expected to release their report on Colorado River Supply and Climate Change this week. One of the most outrageous proposals to deal with future water demands is to pipe water from the Missouri River to Denver. Jason Bane of Western Resource Advocates, a conservation organization based in Boulder, Colo.,described the… Read more »

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NPR on the Diminishing Colorado River

Posted July 1, 2012 by Jane Whalen

Listen to this story by NPR on the realities of the Colorado River as a future water supply. Click Here.

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Why Move Western Water? Salt Lake Tribune

Posted April 9, 2012 by Jane Whalen

Click here for a great article by Sharlene Leurig Click Here

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Who Should You Contact About The Lake Powell Pipeline?

Posted February 13, 2012 by Jane Whalen

The Lake Powell Pipeline is awaiting funding from the State Legislature. Let your Legislator know you want to have a voice in this multi-billion dollar decision. Copy the link below to your browser to find your representative. http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp

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