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photo: Olmstead Tunnel

Reclamation's Provo Area office is located 44 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah on the southern end of the city of Provo. The area office boundaries of responsibility include the state of Utah, southwestern Wyoming, and parts of Idaho and Nevada. Its 17 separate water projects encompass 1,063,666 acres of acquired fee title, withdrawn, and easement lands.This land is comprised of 27 major and 34 minor dams, 419 miles of canals, 613 miles of laterals, 56.58 miles of tunnels, 131.65 miles of pipelines, six powerplants, and 14 pumping stations.

photo: agricultural land served by Reclamation Project irrigation water

The projects provide irrigation water to over 400,000 acres of crop land each year and provide culinary water to nearly 1,500,000 people. The projects also provide significant flood control and power generation benefits, 50 miles of "class 1" stream fisheries (75 percent of the total in the state of Utah), and over two million visitor days of recreation each year.

 

Last updated: January 22, 2007