Provo Area Office | Upper Colorado Region

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 As part of these projects the Provo Area Office also oversees 1,063,666 acres of acquired fee title, withdrawn, and easement lands.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 of Glen Canyon Dam

    Reclamation Begins Green River Water Exchange Negotiations with State of Utah

    The Bureau of Reclamation and State of Utah are initiating negotiations for a water exchange contract, which proposes exchanging the state’s assigned Green River water right for use of Colorado River Storage Project water released from Flaming Gorge Dam. Read More → | Contract

  • Reclamation Holds Public Negotiations for Green River and Lake Powell Pipeline Water Exchange Contracts

    Green River water exchange negotiations (L-R) Brent Rhees, Wayne Pullan, Valerie Deppe and the State of Utah representatives After years of discussions between Reclamation and the State of Utah on the state’s use of a specific Green River water right, the two parties began public negotiations on October 30, 2017, and December 4, 2017, for two water exchange contracts. In both negotiations, Reclamation is partnering with the state to help facilitate its use of its Colorado River apportionment. Read More →

  • In The News
  • New Pleasant Grove Maintenance Building

    Photo: PG BuildingConstruction for the new Provo Area Office maintenance building is expected to start soon in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Current facilities at the Pleasant Grove drill yard consisted of three trailers that were getting to the end of their useful life, which established the need for new facilities to be built to better house the offices for the drill crew that currently utilizes the trailers for their offices and storage. More >>

Last Updated: 5/11/18