Provo Area Office
302 East 1860 South
Provo, Utah 84606-7317
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 As part of these projects the Provo Area Office also oversees 1,063,666 acres of acquired fee title, withdrawn, and easement lands.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 Release – June 16, 2020
WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Interior announced steps to improve water management by finalizing the transfer of ownership of two federal water projects in Utah to local water user organizations. The Emery County Project in east-central Utah and the Uintah Basin Replacement Project in northeastern Utah will be the first water facilities to be transferred from federal to local ownership under the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act that was signed by President Trump last year. This new law expedites the title transfer process for eligible projects, such as diversion dams, canals, laterals and other water-related facilities. Read More
The draft title transfer agreement can be viewed here Link is to a PDF file
News Release – June 11, 2020
After over a decade of planning and coordination, the first scoop of dirt was taken to break ground on the system of braided waterways and wetlands into which the last mile and a half of lower Provo River will be diverted as part of the Provo River Delta Restoration Project. This constructed delta will provide the environs for Utah Lake and Provo River flows to meet and mingle and will provide essential habitat for survival of June sucker in an effort to recover the endangered fish. Read More