Latest Central Utah Project Stories

2008-10-02 21:00:11

Clearly demonstrating the need for water conservation throughout Southern California due to the statewide drought and supply challenges, Metropolitan Water District announced plans today to indefinitely suspend private boat launches at the region's largest reservoir -- Diamond Valley Lake -- at the close of business Monday, Oct. 13, because of low lake levels. With storage levels receding at the lake near Hemet in southwest Riverside County as water is drawn to meet the region's supply...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

Utah public water suppliers trying to plan for future decades struggle with the arid state's always-uncertain future for precipitation, but they may soon have a tool that gives them more time to sort through the complicated realm of water rights. Draft legislation by Rep. Patrick Painter, R-Nephi, aims to give the state engineer authority to grant extensions on the time it takes to consider water-rights applications from suppliers such as Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District or Central...

2008-09-17 09:00:31

Utah County residents are invited to attend a public meeting for the Provo Reservoir Canal Trail Environmental Assessment from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Junior High School, 810 N. 100 East. The Provo River Water Users Association plans to enclose the entire length of the Provo Reservoir Canal, after which a proposed trail would be constructed by Utah County and participating cities Orem, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, American Fork, Cedar Hills and Highland. It has been...

2008-08-28 09:00:47

By Jasen Lee Deseret News Residents of the Heber Valley have a fresh source of power in the Jordanelle Dam Hydroelectric Power plant, which was formally opened in a dedication ceremony Wednesday. The $21.5 million facility began generating power on July 1. Construction of the project started in September 2006. The plant's two turbines are designed to supply approximately 12.91 megawatts of electricity -- enough to provide energy to about 9,000 households annually, said Richard Tullis,...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Lee Davidson Deseret News Senate appropriators voted Thursday to put nearly $100 million on track to expand the FrontRunner and Trax train systems for Utah commuters. They also approved more than another $100 million for Utah energy and water projects. About moving the rail projects along, Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, said, "As we face the price of gas at the pump and work toward conserving energy, it is important to provide residents with efficient and cost-saving alternative ways to get...

2008-06-21 12:00:11

A 16-year-old Uintah County boy died at a Salt Lake hospital Thursday after being transferred in critical condition Wednesday following a swimming accident. Ryan K. O'Driscoll, Tridell, was pulled under water while swimming with a friend in the Steinaker Reservoir feeder canal, southwest of Steinaker State Park. Three employees of the Uintah Water Conservancy District heard cries for help from the boy's friend who was not able to give aid and nearly went under water himself. The UWCD...

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