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Project Data
Land Areas (1997)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value



Project # 450

Land Areas (1997)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service0 acres
Supplemental Service3,880 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms68
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands0 acres
Total Irrigable Lands3,880 acres


Population Served:
Farm Population Served283
Non-Farm Population Served0
Total Population Served283

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)

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Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Green River near Jensen, Utah (USGS)
Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)
Snowpack Information

Mountain Snowpack Maps for Great Basin and California
Mountain Snowpack Maps for Colorado River Basin
Drought Index

Palmer Drought Index Map

Annual Precipitation
Normal8.12 in
Maximum - 199712.40 in
Minimum - 19893.80 in
Jensen, Utah 1948-1998 


Mean Annual47.5?F
Daily Maximum - 06/23/1954106.0?F
Daily Minimum - 02/07/1989-40.0?F
Jensen, Utah 1948-1998 
Growing Season180 days
Elevation of irrigable area4,720 ft


Big Brush Creek
Drainage area at Red Fleet Dam77.2 mi2
Annual discharge 
Maximum - 199548,210 acre-ft
Minimum - 198917,100 acre-ft
Average - 1977-199031,200 acre-ft

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Project Water Quality

Ashley - Brush

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams1
Aqueducts11.70 mi
Pumping Plants1
Drains6.17 mi
Transmission Lines2.30 mi

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Storage Facilities

Red Fleet Dam

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Carriage Facilities
Tyzack Aqueduct - Reach 1 and Reach 2
Type:Pre-tensioned concrete cylinder pipe
LocationAqueduct begins at Red Fleet Reservoir and carries water to Vernal City and Jensen Water District
Construction period1983
Length11.7 mi
Diversion capacity46 cfs
Diameter of Pipe27-36 in

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Pumping Plants
DesignationNumber of unitsTotal capacity, cfsTotal dynamic head, ftTotal horsepower

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J1: Main Trunk Line9,101 ft
J1A: Main Trunk Line2,986 ft
J2: Main Trunk Line6,602 ft
J3: Main Trunk Line1,815 ft
J4: Main Trunk Line6,737 ft
J1-1.0 Left: a lateral of J12,700 ft
J1-1.4 Right: a lateral of J1911 ft
J4-0.74Right: a lateral of J41,738 ft

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Last updated: Apr 18, 2011