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Central Utah Water Distribution System

Wild horses outside Dugway, Utah.  Courtesy of DOI.

LAS | Where Our Cases have Taken Us

The Land Acquisition Section handled cases on behalf of the Department of the Interior to acquire sites for the Central Utah Project. Authorized and funded by Congress in 1956, the project is the largest water resources development program in Utah, providing irrigation water to several of the state’s rural basins and improving flood control capability and water quality in the area.

 Central Utah Project website

Did you know? The construction of the Hoover Dam and other water distribution systems on the Colorado River by California in the 1930s prompted officials in Utah to begin planning construction of dams in southeastern Utah as early as March 1930.


Updated September 11, 2017

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