Provo Area Office

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 Provo Area Office's boundary of responsibility includes the State of Utah, southwestern Wyoming, and small sections of Idaho and Nevada. Within these states, the Provo Area Office is responsible for 17 separate water projects that have authorized the construction of 27 major and 34 minor dams, approximately 419 miles of canals, 613 miles of laterals, 57 miles of tunnels, 132 miles of pipelines, six powerplants, and 14 pumping stations. As part of these projects the Provo Area Office also oversees 1,063,666 acres of acquired fee title, withdrawn, and easement lands.

These 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.

News and Highlights


  • Photo: Willard Canal Lining Project Final Environmental Assessmen Features

    Willard Canal Lining Project Final Environmental Assessment

    The Bureau of Reclamation and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District conducted an Environmental Assessment to disclose the potential impacts to the human environment of lining sections of the Willard Canal located in Weber and Box Elder County, Utah. The action is being proposed on a Reclamation facility and therefore, Reclamation is the lead agency for the purposes of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Read More →

  • Boy Scouts Tour the Provo Area Office

    Boy Scouts Tour the Provo Area Office photo.The Provo Area Office conducted a tour of their building to three groups of Boy Scouts recently. They all needed to tour a Federal facility to complete a requirement for the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge that they're all working on at the BYU merit badge PowWow. Read More →

  • In The News

    Provo Reservoir Water Users Company Carriage Contract inDeer Creek Reservoir Environmental Assessment

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Reclamation, Provo Area Office has conducted an environmental assessment for a Proposed Action of issuing Provo Reservoir Water Users Company a five-year contract for the storage of up to 5,000 acre feet of Weber River water in Deer Creek Reservoir, on a space available basis. Deer Creek Reservoir is a Reclamationowned feature; therefore, Reclamation is the lead agency for the purposes of compliance with the NEPA for this Proposed Action. Read More →

Last Updated: 4/25/16