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June 6, 2024

Authority Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The Colorado River Authority of Utah will hold its next board meeting on Tuesday, June 18th, at 1:00 PM. Meeting…
April 1, 2024

Agricultural Water Resilience & Demand Management Pilot Program

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected through a competitive procurement process to provide management and technical consulting for the Authority’s…
March 6, 2024

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…
March 6, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Major Milestone to Protect Short-Term Stability of Colorado River Basin

On March 6, 2024, the Bureau of Reclamation released the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Near-term Colorado River Operations.…
November 20, 2023

System Conservation Pilot Program Featured by Great Salt Lake Collaborative

Great Salt Lake Collaborative reporters Sheri Quinn (Utah Public Radio) and Max Roth (FOX13) interviewed SCPP participants and administrators to…
November 14, 2023

Colorado River Authority of Utah’s 2023 Annual Report

The 2023 Annual Report includes major intrastate and interstate accomplishments of the Authority during its second year of operation. Activities…
November 6, 2023

Voluntary program to save water for Colorado River reauthorized for 2024

SALT LAKE CITY (November 7, 2023)  — Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, through the Upper Colorado River Commission, have…
October 31, 2023

Reclamation Releases Revised Draft SEIS for Near-Term Colorado River Operations

On October 25, 2023, the Bureau of Reclamation issued a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) governing Colorado River…
October 20, 2023

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…
October 12, 2023

SCPP Reauthorized for 2024 by UCRC

The Upper Colorado Commission has voted to reauthorize the System Conservation Pilot Program for 2024 SCPP 2024 will narrow and…