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Project Data
Land Areas (1992)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value

 

  

Project # 244

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service0 acres
Supplemental Service40,914 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms1,769
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands7,242 acres
Total Irrigable Lands48,156 acres

 

Population Served:
Farm Population Served7,325
Non-Farm Population Served1,043,036
Total Population Served1,050,361

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
198336,48623,001,911
198436,48622,038,165
198536,45518,364,397
198636,20913,278,209
198736,24912,973,526
198835,14514,484,084
198935,82516,101,794
199035,82515,903,055
199135,82513,761,740
199235,70214,781,995

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality

 

   

Project Water Supply

Current Conditions


Streamflow

Provo River near Woodland, Utah (USGS)
Weber River near Oakley, Utah (USGS)

Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)

Snowpack Information


Mountain Snowpack Maps for Great Basin and California

Annual Precipitation
Normal16.18 in
Maximum - 198324.26 in
Minimum - 19798.70 in
Salt Lake City, Utah 1961-1990 

 

Temperature
Mean Annual51.9 ?F
Daily Maximum - 07/26/1960107 ?F
Daily Minimum - 01/25/19498.7 ?F
Salt Lake City, Utah 1948-1996 
Growing Season124 days
Elevation of irrigable area4,650 ft

 

Provo River1
Drainage area at Vivian Park, Utah560 mi2
Annual discharge 
Maximumacre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Averageacre-ft


Duchesne River

Drainage area at DuchesneTunnel39 mi2
Annual discharge 
Maximumacre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Averageacre-ft

Weber River
Drainage area upstream from Weber-Provo Diversion Canal163 mi2
Annual discharge 
Maximumacre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Averageacre-ft

 Project Water Quality

Jordan

Provo

Utah Lake

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams1
Diversion Dams4
Canals32 mi
Aqueducts41.7 mi
Laterals3.8 mi
Pumping Plants1
Powerplants1

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Storage Facilities

Deer Creek Dam

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Diversion Facilities
Duchesne Diversion Dam
Type:Rockfill weir, concrete-core wall
LocationOn the North Fork, Duchesne River, about 30 miles east of Heber, Utah.
Year Completed1952
Dimensions: 
Structural height23 ft
Hydraulic height17 ft
Weir crest length270 ft
Total crest length480 ft
Weir crest elevation8,169.8 ft
Volume10,000 yd3
Sluiceway:Concrete gated structure, one 10 ft by 13 ft radial gate, at right abutment of dam.
Headworks:Diverts directly into Duchesne Tunnel through tunnel intake at right abutment of dam.
Diversion capacity600 cfs

 

Murdock Diversion Dam
Type:Concrete ogee weir, embankment wing
LocationOn the Provo River, about 6 miles north of Provo, Utah.
Year Completed1950
Dimensions: 
Structural height22 ft
Hydraulic height19 ft
Weir crest length100 ft
Total crest length370 ft
Weir crest elevation4,885.5 ft
Volume9,000 yd3
Sluiceway:Concrete gated structure, one 16 ft by 14 ft radial gate at left side of dam.
Headworks:Concrete, on 16 ft by 13 ft radial gate. Revolving fish screen 40 ft upstream of gate.
Diversion capacity550 cfs


 Broadhead Diversion Dam

Type:Concrete ogee weir, embankment wing
LocationOn Broadhead Creek, about 25 miles east of Kamas, Utah.
Year Completed1953, replaced 1964
Dimensions: 
Structural height8 ft
Hydraulic height5 ft
Weir crest length15 ft
Total crest length28 ft
Weir crest elevation8,198.0 ft
Volume700 yd3
Sluiceway:At left side of dam, controlled by 3 ft by 4 ft slide gates.
Headworks:30 in diameter precast concrete pipe, controlled by 30 in diameter slide gate.
Diversion capacity22 cfs

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Carriage Facilities
Duchesne Tunnel
LocationFrom point of diversion on the Duchesne River generally west 6 miles to a point about 14 miles east of Kamas, Utah.
Construction periodConstructed 1940-1942, concrete lined 1949-1952.
Length6 mi
Diversion capacity600 cfs
Cross section:Horseshoe
Lining:Concrete
Diameter9.25 ft

 

Provo Reservoir Canal
LocationFrom Murdock Diversion Dam on the Provo River about 6 miles north of Provo, Utah, generally northwest 23 miles to a point about 6 miles south of Draper, Utah.
Construction periodNon-Reclamation construction . Enlarged by Reclamation in 1940-50
Length23 mi
Diversion capacity550 cfs
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width18 ft
Side slopes1.25:1
Water depth5.68 ft
Typical section, concrete lined: 
Bottom width14 ft
Side slopes1.25:1
Water depth4.34 ft
Lining thickness4 in

 

Salt Lake Aqueduct
Type:Concrete Pipe
LocationFrom Deer Creek Dam generally southwest along the Provo River to a point 7 miles north of Provo, Utah, than generally north to Salt Lake City.
Construction period1939-1951
Length41.7 mi
Diversion capacity150 cfs
Diameter69 in

 

Alpine-Draper Tunnel
Location20 miles northwest of Provo, Utah.
Construction period1939-1941
Length15,037 ft
Diversion capacity150 cfs
Cross section:Horseshoe
Lining:Concrete
Diameter6.5 ft

 

Olmsted Tunnel
Location7 miles north of Provo, Utah.
Construction period1938-1941
Length3,614 ft
Diversion capacity150 cfs
Cross section:Horseshoe
Diameter6.5 ft
LiningConcrete
Thickness3-7 in

 

Terminal Reservoir - Salt Lake Aqueduct
Description:The principle features of the Terminal Reservoir are the automatic wasteway, the Venturi meter structure and the chlorination and control house, the Sam Park Reservoir inlet control structure, the two 61.4 acre-ft storage units, and the influent and effluent piping system.
LocationIn the southeast portion of metropolitan Salt Lake City.
Construction period 
Dimensions - each storage unit 
Structural height30.5 ft
Top width271.8 ft
Top length418.8 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Total concrete in storage units and appurtenant structures16,215 yd3

 

Weber-Provo Diversion Canal
LocationFrom the Weber River at a point about 1 mile east of Oakley, Utah, generally south 9 miles to the Provo River.
Construction periodOriginally constructed in 1929-1930 as part of the Weber River Project. Enlarged in 1941-1947 under Provo River Project.
Length9 mi
Diversion capacity1000 cfs
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width24 ft
Side slopes2:1
Water depth7.3 ft
Typical section, concrete lined: 
Bottom width12 ft
Side slopes1.75:1
Water depth6.37 ft
Lining thickness4 in
Typical section, compacted earth lining: 
Bottom width24 ft
Side slopes1.75:1
Water depth7.3 ft
Lining thickness at bottom2 ft
Measured horizontally, on sides8 ft

 

South Lateral
LocationFrom the outlet of the Jordan Narrows Pumping Plant, generally south 3.8 miles.
Construction period1949-1950
Length3.8 mi
Diversion capacity40 cfs
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width6 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth2.2 ft
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width3 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth2.2 ft
Lining thickness4 in

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Pumping Plants
DesignationNumber of unitsTotal capacity, cfsTotal dynamic head, ftTotal horsepower
Jordan Narrows Power Plant1651031,050

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Power Facilities

Deer Creek Powerplant

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Last updated: May 11, 2011