Upper Division States submit their alternative for Post-2026 Operations

On March 6, 2024, Utah and its sister states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming submitted their plan for operating Lake Powell and Lake Mead starting in 2026. Find a copy of the Upper Division State Alternative and accompanying press release below. Upper Division State Alternative UT Press Release UDS Alternative

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Scoping Report for Post-2026 Colorado River Operations

On October 19, 2023, the Bureau of Reclamation published a scoping report summarizing the comments received during the public scoping process on Post-2026 Operations of Lake Powell and Lake Mead and a proposed federal action, purpose and need and scope of the environmental analysis to be included in the draft environmental impact statement (DSEIS). The Scoping Report is available on the …

Utah Moves to Protect Flaming Gorge, Lake Powell 

Utah weighs in on future Colorado River operations Through the Upper Colorado River Commission, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming adopted a resolution on September 21st conditioning their support for future releases from Flaming Gorge and other upstream reservoirs under the Drought Response Operations Agreement (DROA) on the following three principles: Water released to Lake Powell must be retained at …