Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: September 27, 2012
Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor said the contract is significant for Daggett County, noting it is Utah's smallest populated county with slightly more than 1,000 people.
"This agreement renews our joint commitment to the highest quality protection for Flaming Gorge using the well-trained professionals assigned through the Daggett County Sheriff's Office," Commissioner Michael L. Connor said today. "Through this contract, the Sheriff's Office will continue to provide supplemental employment for 34 law enforcement personnel from various agencies in the area. Reclamation is pleased they will continue to provide the high level of security services at this critically important site."
Power Manager Jane Blair said the Daggett County Sheriff will provide a year-round guard force for physical security services that include interacting with the general public, government employees, and other contractors in order to protect lives and property at Flaming Gorge Dam.
Flaming Gorge Dam is a key unit of the Colorado River Storage Project, storing and delivering water in the Colorado River system, generating hydropower and providing recreation and world-class fishing opportunities on both the reservoir and the Green River below the dam. In spite of the dry conditions of past spring and summer, the reservoir is currently 81 percent full with over three million acre-feet of water in storage. The hydropower generated at the dam is distributed in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
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