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 As part of these projects the Provo Area Office also oversees 1,063,666 acres of acquired fee title, withdrawn, and easement lands.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.
The Utah Lake Distributing Company (Company) has requested the transfer of title of the South Lateral (including associated facilities and land interests) from the United States Bureau of Reclamation to the Company. The South Lateral is located just west of the Jordan River between Camp Williams and Saratoga Springs. A public meeting will be held to provide information on the details of the proposed transfer. At the end of the meeting there will be time to hear comments or answer questions regarding the matter. Due to the public health concerns of this pandemic, the meeting cannot be held in person but will be held virtually. Please use the information below to join the meeting by computer or phone. If you are unable to join us on October 13, 2020, please send your comments by email to email@example.com by October 16, 2020.
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News Release – September 30, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY – The Bureau of Reclamation today notified Congress of its intent to transfer ownership of the Hyrum-Mendon Canal and Wellsville Canal, which are part of the Hyrum Project in Cache County, Utah, to the Wellsville-Mendon Conservation District. Lands associated with these two canals will also be transferred. This action follows the recent completion of two similar transfers in Utah. Read More
News Advisory – June 30, 2020
PROVO, UTAH – The Bureau of Reclamation, on behalf of the Department of the Interior, will host two public meetings on its environmental review of Utah’s proposed Lake Powell Pipeline project. The pipeline project, proposed by the Utah Board of Water Resources, would establish a second source of water for Washington County, Utah, through an approximately 140-mile-long water delivery pipeline from Lake Powell near Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona, to Sand Hollow Reservoir near St. George, Utah. The State of Utah is developing the project to help meet future water demands and diversify and enhance the reliability of Washington County’s regional water supply portfolio. Read More
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
News Release – June 8, 2020
PROVO, Utah - The Bureau of Reclamation, on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Interior, is seeking public comment on its environmental review of Utah’s proposed Lake Powell Pipeline project. The Department encourages robust public review and comment on its draft Environmental Impact Statement and draft Resource Management Plan Amendment for the project. Read More
News Release – April 22, 2020
PROVO, Utah – The Bureau of Reclamation in Interior Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin announced Kent Kofford as area manager for the Provo Area Office. In his new position, Kofford will oversee 17 water projects throughout Utah, southwestern Wyoming and southeast Idaho. Read More