Water Summit to Cover Local Water Projects and Outlook

For 20 years, leaders and residents from around the Basin have come together to discuss water issues and plan for the future. This year will be no different, with the 2017 Uintah Basin Water Summit approaching. According to Uintah Water Conservancy District Director Gawain Snow, the conference addresses water issues and rotates locations between Vernal and Roosevelt each year. “This year, we’ll have good information on the latest with Steinaker dam and the plan for repairs in 2018,” shares Snow. “The Ashley Valley Flood Control Plan will also be addressed on the Uintah County side along with an update from Duchesne County.” There will also be presentations on water supply, water quality and by the Governor’s Energy Office. “This will be a great opportunity for water users in the Basin to visit and catch up with one another on water topics,” says Snow. “A lot of times, the things that are discussed out in the hall are as important as the presentations made during the conference.” The water summit will be held January 18th at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal. Call 781-5482 for registration information. 

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