The Weber Basin Project conserves and utilizes, for multiple purposes, streamflows in the natural drainage basin of the Weber River, including the basin of the Ogden River, its principal tributary. Other areas encompassed are those lying between the west slope of the Wasatch Mountains and the east shore of the Great Salt Lake.
Operation and maintenance of the Weber Basin Project was turned over to the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District on October 1, 1968.
The WBWCD is Northern Utah’s Regional Water Supplier for treated municipal water, wholesale irrigation water, retail secondary irrigation water, untreated industrial water and ground replacement water. It serves the needs in Davis, Weber, Summit, Morgan, and Box Elder counties. It manages its upstream storage in eight reservoirs within the drainage season of Weber and Ogden Rivers; Causey Dam and Reservoir, East Canyon Dam and Reservoir, Lost Creek Dam and Reservoir, Pineview Dam and Reservoir, Smith and Morehouse Dam and Reservoir, Wanship Dam and Rockport Reservoir, and Willard Dam and Reservoir.
The purpose of the proposed action is to allow WBWCD to convert 3000 acre-feet of water from irrigation uses to M&I use through an amendment to Unit Notices 7 and 4 of the repayment contract. This Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzes the impacts resulting from the water conversion.