Friday, June 13, 2014

Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination Within the Ash Creek Division

The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the proposed determination of water rights within the Ash Creek Division of the Virgin River Drainage (Book 81-3). The following information is from the public meeting notice:

What: Public Meeting
Who: Water Users within the Ash Creek area (i.e., Town of Kanarraville, Town of New Harmony, City of Toquerville, and the City of Laverkin)
When: July 1, 2014, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Hurricane Valley Library, 36 South 300 West, Hurricane, Utah
Purpose: In accordance with Chapter 73-4, Utah Code Annotated, and the Fifth Judicial District Court (Civil No. 800507596), the State Engineer is authorized and ordered to conduct a general determination of the rights to the use of all water, both surface and underground, within the drainage area of the Ash Creek Division of the Virgin River drainage area in Washington and Iron Counties.
Efforts are currently underway and over the past few months, representatives of the Division of Water Rights have worked in the Ash Creek area to survey existing water use, contact water users, and review the water rights of record. In light of this work, the public is invited to a Public Meeting. Representatives from the Division of Water Rights will be available during this time to discuss the adjudication process, review water rights within the area, and answer questions.
If individuals cannot attend, but have questions regarding the adjudication process or water rights within the Ash Creek area; please contact Blake Bingham at (801) 538-7345.

1. Introduction Blake Bingham, P.E. - Adjudication Program Manager
2. Adjudication Process Presentation
3. Public Comments & Questions

For more information on the meeting, click here.