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October 19, 2017

USBR starts Green River water exchange negotiations with Utah

Published 19 October 2017
Clean Technology Business Review

The US 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 from Flaming Gorge Dam.

The first negotiation meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center, 313 East 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078.

The exchange will provide Utah with a more reliable and certain water supply, while assisting Reclamation in meeting its legal obligations.

All negotiation meetings are open to the public as observers, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments pertaining to the exchange during an open house period immediately prior to formal negotiations and a brief comment period following the negotiation session.

"The proposed exchange agreement contract and other pertinent documents will be available at the negotiation meeting, or can be obtained on Reclamation’s website at:, under “Current Focus.”

Draft contract archived HERE

Additional Information:

Click here to view the contract for Lake Powell Pipeline

Click here to learn more about the Lake Powell Pipeline (LLP) and to review the archive of documents

Click here to learn more about the LLP water stored in Flaming Gorge; the Ultimate Phase water right.

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