Category Archives: Water

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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Comparison of Per Capita Water Use in Southwestern Counties

Posted July 16, 2017 by Tom Butine

This paper presents a view into per capita water use (Gallons per Capita Daily – GPCD) in several counties in the southwestern United States. The work is built on data collected from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and matched with U.S. Census population data. First a straight GPCD comparison is presented, then with adjustments… Read more »

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Utah Water Strategy – Suggested Comments

Posted June 23, 2017 by Tom Butine

This document contains a collection of suggested comments to Utah Water Strategy from Conserve Southwest Utah. Here is an example: Section and Page: Section 2.4 on Regional and Interstate Rivers, page 30-31 Comment: This section includes a sales pitch on two expensive, controversial projects: the Lake Powell Pipeline and the Bear River Project. While it… Read more »

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CSU’s Key Water Questions

Posted May 7, 2017 by Tom Butine

Water Conservation and The Lake Powell Pipeline 1. Can we (the county, the cities and their citizens) have a say in the final decision to build the LPP? Background: There appears to be no requirement for any local government input into the final decision. We would like this to be a formal option. Proposal: The… Read more »

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How Water Works in Utah

Posted March 28, 2017 by Tom Butine

Water affects countless aspects of Utah citizens′ lives, impacting our health, economy, environment, and recreation. Yet, possibly because water seems so readily available, the relative scarcity of water in Utah′s semi-arid climate is often overlooked. To continue reading click the link below… How Water Works in Utah

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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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Water Audit

Posted May 19, 2015 by Jane Whalen

The  Audit Report researched the Division of Water Resources (DWR) projections of Utah’s Water Needs and found DWR: • Lacked reliable Water Use Data. DWR does not have reliable actual local water use data and accurate water use data is critical for management. • Conservation could reduce water demand much further than DWR’s low estimates…. Read more »

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CDF Water Position

Posted May 9, 2015 by Tom Butine

1. Conserve and manage our local water supplies first: be exemplary stewards of our own sources before looking elsewhere for more. 2. The Colorado River and the Lake Powell Pipeline are high risk. 3. Aquatic and riparian environments and water quality standards should to be maintained. Click the link below to read more… Click Here:… Read more »

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Water Sustainability Workshop

Posted October 6, 2014 by Jane Whalen

Water Workshop: A Comprehensive Approach to Achieving Water and Financial Sustainability in Washington County The reports, the powerpoint and the video from the event are posted on our web page at Water Workshop Resources. Agenda Tom Ash resume Read More information. about the event. The workshop was made possible with funding from a grant from… Read more »

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Western Resource Advocates Local Waters Alternative

Posted February 11, 2014 by Tom Butine

The Local Waters Alternative is a solution to meet the future water needs of Washington County, Utah, by relying on local water supplies such as water conservation, water reuse, and agricultural water transfers. It demonstrates that the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline, a project that would pump water from Lake Powell to Washington County, is unnecessary…. Read more »

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