Do you know where your water comes from when you turn on the tap?
This weekend on the County Seat, Derek Dowsett takes a tour of some of the features that make up the Central Utah Water Project. The system is doing exactly what it is intended to do today. When it comes to water planning, predicting future needs requires looking down the road decades.
Of particular interest on the tour was the infrastructure that supports Utah’s $17.5 Billion dollar agricultural economy. Many of the features that feed the agricultural producers in the state are also some of the oldest.
Our round table discussion will center around proposed changes coming from the EPA and the United States Forest Service that could have a major impact on Utah’s Water.
You can learn more here about the EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes:
This above site seems to indicate that this is no big deal, but as we will discuss this weekend there may be some unintended consequences that aren’t being accounted for.
Groups such as NASDA, a group that represents all of the state agricultural departments in the United States voted that the EPA withdraw their proposed rule changes. Read More Here: http://www.nasda.org/9881.aspx
USFS Announces Proposed Directives for Managing Groundwater:
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