Upper Colorado River Commission announces 2023 System Conservation Pilot Program

Upper Colorado River Commission Announces 2023 System Conservation Pilot Program

Details and resources can be found here:

Region-Specific Information Sessions (weather permitting, possible shift to virtual session):

  • Virtual: Friday, January 6th, 2023, view recording at https://cra-utah.org/resources/scpp
  • Price In-Person: Tuesday, January 10th, 4-6 pm, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Southeastern Region Office – Conference Room, 319 N Carbonville Rd, Price, UT 84501
  • Roosevelt In-Person: Thursday, January 12th, 4-6 pm, Utah State University Roosevelt Campus – Multipurpose Room, 987 E. Lagoon St, Roosevelt, UT 84066

Contact Lily Bosworth () with questions.

Our Vision

Leverage science, engineering, and measurement and monitoring of diversions and streams to facilitate improved management of Utah’s water usage
Enhance and develop tools to assist long-term understanding of what water is available to develop
Provide leadership and recommendations on how to use Utah’s share more efficiently. Develop management best practices based on data and supply variability
Strengthen relationships among the Upper Basin states to find united technical and legal strategies and negotiate productively for the future
Enter all negotiations of the seven Colorado River Basin states from a best-for-everyone approach while maintaining a strong needs-based voice for Utah’s future
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"The Colorado Authority elevates Utah to a position of strength and next-generation thinking."
Brad Wilson
Speaker of the House of Representatives
"Utah is building on something we can rely on for 100+ years with the Colorado River Authority."
J. Stuart Adams
President of the Utah Senate
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Scientists began modeling hydrology well before computers existed and continue to use best practices, blending experience, common sense, and new technology to forecast water supply conditions. As stress on the water supply increases, the need to protect, preserve and stretch every drop is critical. Conservation is the best and first approach to mitigating water supply shortages. The Colorado River Authority of Utah is committed to stewardship of this finite — and precious — resource through proactive conservation measures. The Authority will produce a roadmap for Utah’s Colorado River Basin, including use of our water supply, role of conservation, and other opportunities and underlying threats.


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“Utah is building on something we can rely on for 100+ years with the Colorado River Authority.”
– President of the Utah Senate, J. Stuart Adams

Why the Colorado River Matters

One of Two Largest Drainage
The Colorado River Basin and its drainage is one of the two largest in the United States, along with the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest.

40 Million People in the West
The Colorado River provides municipal and industrial water for over 40 million people living in the major Western metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, and San Diego.

1,440 Miles Long
The Colorado River is 1,440 miles long and passes through seven states and Mexico.