Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Dry Creek Area

The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Dry Creek area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 10). The Dry Creek area generally includes the Dry Creek drainage in the mountains east of Salt Lake City and a portion of Salt Lake City from 700 East on the west to Mario Capecchi Drive on the east, and from Yale Avenue on the south to the City Creek drainage on the north (see map below). The following information is from the public meeting notice:

What: Public Meeting
Who: Water Users within the Dry Creek area
When: May 16, 2017, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: Department of Natural Resources, Room 1050, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City
Purpose: In accordance with Chapter 73-4, Utah Code Annotated, and the Third Judicial District Court (Civil No. 360057297), 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 Dry Creek Subdivision, Salt Lake County East Division, of the Utah Lake and Jordan River drainage in Salt Lake County. Efforts are currently underway and over the next few months, representatives of the Division of Water Rights will be working in the Dry Creek area to survey existing water rights and investigate water user's claims. 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 Dry Creek area, please contact Blake Bingham at (801)538-7345. The meeting will also be viewable online at the following YouTube link.
1.  Introduction (Blake Bingham, P.E. - Adjudication Program Manager)
2.  Adjudication Process Presentation
3.  Public Comments and Questions

For more information about the meeting, click here.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Water "Hall of Fame or Shame"

The Utah Division of Water Resources is rolling out a new program called "Hall of Fame or Shame." The program allows members of the public to notify the Division of people who are doing a good job of conserving water ("Fame"), as well as people who are wasting or otherwise improperly using water ("Shame"). After an online report is filed, the Division will forward the information on to the appropriate city or public water supplier so that recognition or correction (as the case may be) may be given. To file a report online, click here.