Category Archives: Water – Lake Powell Pipeline

Executive Water Finance Board

Posted April 13, 2018 by Jane Whalen

Governor Herbert issued an Executive Oder in June 2017 creating the Executive Water Finance Board to study various financial and economic aspects of water use and proposed water projects that the state will fund. March 23, 2018 they held a meeting on the Lake Powell Pipeline in St George. Several presentations were given and you… Read more »

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Lake Powell Pipeline-Debt-payment-calculation

Posted April 7, 2018 by Tom Butine

Click Here: LPP Debt payment calculation

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Lake Powell Pipeline

Posted January 7, 2018 by Jane Whalen

Papers and information on the Colorado River and the Lake Powell Pipeline. Click here: A newsletter on the Lake Powell Pipeline. Lochhead, An Upper Basin Perspective Upper-Basin-Resolution-Emergency-Drought-2014 FERC Federal regulators hit pause on Lake Powell Pipeline Risks of Depending on the Colorado River Jan 2018 BOR contract comments 1-26-18 Green River Exchange for LPP  

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July 12 2017 CSU-DWRe Meeting Notes – Question Answers and Follow-up

Posted July 17, 2017 by Tom Butine

1.     The Utah Board of Water Resources (UBWR) responded to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) request for supplemental information on the Lake Powell Pipeline Project on August 11, 2017. Click the link below to continue reading… FERC- UDWR response 10-17-17 2.     The twenty-first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future Bradley… Read more »

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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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