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Post-2026 Colorado River Operations Scoping Comments

Bureau of Reclamation

Reclamation is working to make all of the Post-2026 scoping comments received in response to the Notice of Intent published on June 16,... more ››

Utah Snotel Site

September 1st Climate and Water Report for Utah

Jordan Clayton - Utah Snow Survey

The following summary provides a snapshot of Utah’s current water conditions in both our valley and mountain areas as of September 1st. ... more ››

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

10th Circuit backs Green River water exchange between federal government and Utah

AMANDA PAMPURO / July 10, 2023 (Courthouse News Service)

(CN) — Utah may continue drawing water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir as part of a Trump-era water deal with federal regulators, the 10th... more ››

Utah Snowpack

Special Report on Utah’s snowpack conditions: NEW RECORD STATEWIDE SNOWPACK!

Jordan Clayton - Utah Snow Survey

The purpose of this Special Report is to highlight that as of today we have broken the record for statewide snowpack measured at... more ››

Utah Snow Water Equivalent Values

March 1st Water Supply Outlook Report for Utah

Jordan Clayton - Utah Snow Survey

The snow keeps coming!  We are now roughly one month from when Utah’s snowpack typically peaks, and our conditions remain outstanding. ... more ››

Snow Flake

February 1st Water Supply Outlook Report for Utah

Jordan Clayton - Utah Snow Survey

This is the winter we’ve been waiting for!  As of February 1st, the statewide snow water equivalent (SWE) measured at our SNOTEL sites was... more ››

Wheeline Irrigation

SCPP Proposal Deadline Extended to March 1, 2023

The Upper Division States, acting through the Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC), are extending the deadline for 2023 System... more ››

The Colorado River Basin States Offer Alternative for the Bureau of Reclamation to Consider

On January 31, 2023, six of the seven Colorado River Basin States (California declined to join) issued a letter in response to the Bureau... more ››

Utah Snow Water Equivalent Values

Update on Utah's Snowpack Conditions: Records are being broken!

A Special Report of the NRCS-Utah Snow Survey

The purpose of this Special Report is to highlight the exceptional snowpack conditions being observed at Utah’s SNOTEL sites. This one-page... more ››

Star Wars Snowman

Utah Water Supply Outlook - January 1, 2023

Jordan Clayton - Utah Snow Survey

What a great start to our winter snowpack season!  As of January 1st, the statewide snow water equivalent (SWE) measured at our SNOTEL... more ››

Grain field and blue skies

System Conservation Pilot Program (SCPP) Reauthorized as Part of Omnibus Bill

Upper Colorado River Commission

The System Conservation Pilot Program (SCPP) for the Upper Colorado River Basin has been reauthorized as part of the Fiscal Year 2023... more ››

Lake Mead Water Level

Interior Department Announces Actions to Protect Colorado River System, Sets 2023 Operating Conditions for Lake Powell and Lake Mead

WASHINGTON — As the worsening drought crisis continues to impact communities across the West, the Department of the Interior today... more ››

Lake Mead Since 2000

NASA satellite images show Lake Mead water levels plummeting to lowest point since 1937

Marina Pitofsky and Wyatte Grantham-Philips USA TODAY

Satellite images released by NASA this week show a dramatic drop in water levels over the last 22 years at Lake Mead.  

Steinaker Service Canal Enclosure Project - Reach I

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $240 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Repair Aging Water Infrastructure

Funding to be allocated to 46 projects in 12 states to repair water delivery systems

For Release: May 9, 2022

Governor Cox of Utah

Governor Spencer J. Cox Issues Drought Emergency Order

SALT LAKE CITY (April 21, 2022)  – Gov. Spencer J. Cox declared a state of emergency due to the dire drought conditions affecting the... more ››

Upper Basin Approves Drought Response Operations Plan Through Spring of 2023

Upper Colorado River Commission

As part of the 2019 Upper Basin Drought Contingency Plan, the Upper Basin States and UCRC have approved a Drought Response Operations Plan... more ››

Governor Cox signs water legislation

Gov. Spencer Cox hails 'generational' effort in Utah's water law history

By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News | Posted - April 18, 2022 at 9:09 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said that last summer he took a bit of criticism after he asked residents — both religious and... more ››