Category Archives: Utah Water Law Update

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Utah water-use data study underway

Two Utah engineering firms are partnering to improve the quality of water-use data in the state.  The firms will use a $300,000 contract with the state to analyze how the Division of Water Resources can improve its data collection. Water-use data is more important than ever Utah is one of the driest states in the nation; usually only second to Nevada.  With a population that is expected to nearly double by 2060, meeting Utah’s growing water needs is a major


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Utah Water Law 2016 Final Update

The 2016 General Session of the 61st Utah State Legislature concluded on March 10, 2016.  This year’s legislative session produced a number of Utah water law bills, some of which passed and others that did not.  The following represents a list of those Utah water law bills that were passed into law during the legislative session, as well as a shorter list of those Utah water law bills that did not pass.  In all, the Utah State Legislature considered 19


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Water law legislative update 2016

The 2016 General Session of the 61st Utah State Legislature is nearing its conclusion.  The legislative session concludes on March 10, 2016.  During this year’s session, numerous water law related bills have been introduced, three of which are of particular interest. Water Law – Protected Purchaser Amendments The first of these water law bills, SB 23, entitled Water Law – Protected Purchaser Amendments, was introduced by Senator Margaret Dayton in the Utah Senate and was sponsored by Representative Keith Grover.  SB