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Historically, Reclamation has been an engineering and construction agency. Although this initial mission has been accomplished, we employ our collective experience and expertise in managing, developing, and protecting water and related resources. Reclamation's Provo Area Office, located in Provo, Utah, works in partnership with federal and state agencies, water user groups that operate federal facilities, and other organizations, on a variety of projects.

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The Provo Area Office's geographic area of responsibility encompasses Utah, southwestern Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, and extreme eastern Nevada. The 17 Reclamation projects constructed within this project area include: 27 major dams, 34 minor dams, 419 miles of canals, 613 miles of laterals, 51 miles of tunnels, 123 miles of pipelines, six powerplants, and 14 pumping stations. These projects provide culinary water to nearly a million and-a-half people and irrigation water to over 400,000 acres of cropland each year. These projects provide additional benefits including flood control and power generation, 50 miles of Class 1 stream fisheries (75 percent of the state of Utah's total) and over two million visitor-days of recreation annually.

Provo Area Office Organization

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Our Customers

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Interior
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forest Service
  • General Services Administration
  • Native American Tribes
  • National Park Service
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Utah Divison of Water Rights
  • Utah Reclamatin, Mitigation, Conservation Commission
  • Utah State Parks
  • Utah Department of Transportation
  • Utah Department of Environmental Quality
  • Water Users (operating federal projects)

Engineering Division
The Engineering Division Design Group focuses primarily on preparation of designs, drawings, and specifications for a wide variety of water resource projects, recreational facilities, hazardous waste sites, repositories, and other projects. The Division's Environmental Restoration Group is involved with investigation and restoration of hazardous waste sites throughout the Western United States. The Drilling Operation's Group performs subsurface explorations and well construction on federal, state, and local projects and Reclamation facilities.

Field Engineering Division
The Field Engineering Division primarily handles project construction management and oversight, quality control and on-site inspections for a variety of water-related projects including restoration of existing facilities, hazardous waste site remediation, diversion dams and water conveyance systems, etc. Capabilities include construction surveys and control, quality control, materials testing, and on-site inspection.

Resouce Management Division
The Resource management Division encompasses operation and maintenance oversight of 17 Reclamation projects, ongoing Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams Program inspections, water conservation and management, lands and recreation management, endangered species preservation and restoration, water reclamation and reuse, water transfers, and canal automation.

Water and Environmental Resouces Management Division
The Water and Environmental Resources Division advances Reclamation's mission through the following three groups. The Planning Group plans and directs salinity control, canal automation, water resources, drought relief, water quality and Native American affairs activities and provides liaison services for water and related resource management actions. The Water Resources Group administers water rights, repayment contracts, operating agreements, water conservation programs, and Reclamation Reform Act (RRA) activities. The Environmental Group manages water quality programs, recreation and environmental compliance for projects within the Provo Area Office jurisdiction. The Division also maintains continuing relationships with water conservancy districts, water user associations and companies, Native American tribes, and federal, state and local agencies, as well as the various publics.

Provo Area Office - 302 East 1860 South, Provo, Utah
Tel: 801-379-1000 /  Fax: 801-379-1159


Last updated: January 22, 2007