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Uintah Water Conservancy District to Obtain Additional Acre-Feet of Central Utah Project Water from Reclamation

Media Contact: Wayne Pullan, 801-379-1100,
Lee Traynham, 801-379-1196,

For Release: January 20, 2015

Salt Lake City, Utah – In conjunction with the 2015 Uintah Basin Water Summit, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Uintah Water Conservancy District will participate in an advance payment ceremony on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 12 p.m. The event will celebrate the District’s acquisition of an additional 3,000 acre-feet of water developed by Reclamation through the Central Utah Project.

WHO: The ceremony will begin with opening remarks from Mr. Gawain Snow, General Manager of the Uintah Water Conservancy District. He will be followed by Mr. David Palumbo, acting Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region. The ceremony will conclude with the presentation of the District’s advance payment check.

WHAT: Jensen Unit Block Notice Advance Ceremony

WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Western Park Convention Center, 302 East 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078

Light refreshments will be served.

Directions: Take US-40 to Vernal, Utah, where US-40 becomes East Main Street. Turn South onto 200 East Street. Continue two blocks (0.2 miles), and turn left (east) onto 200 South Street. Continue for 0.1 miles. The Western Park Convention Center will be on the right.

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Uintah Water Conservancy District