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Department of Interior Groundwater Modeling Project for Western Utah and Eastern Nevada

Several U.S. Department of Interior agencies, including Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs, have embarked upon a project to construct a groundwater model covering portions of western Utah and eastern Nevada.  The purpose of the model is to provide a predictive tool that will allow the agencies to forecast changes in groundwater levels as a result of groundwater diversions.  

This information will assist the agencies in managing water-dependent natural resources on federal lands and provide information that can be used in water rights proceedings.  The model runs analyze current groundwater diversions that have been authorized by the states of Utah and Nevada.  The model runs also analyze groundwater diversions that have been proposed by various entities, including Central Iron County Water Conservancy District, Utah; Beaver County, Utah; Utah State Institutional Trust Lands Authority, and Southern Nevada Water Authority. 

It is important to note that the data and reports posted on this website are PROVISIONAL in nature and will likely change as a result of future peer review processes and as a result of water rights proceedings.  It is also important to note that the information posted is for informational purpose only.  Posting of this information on the BLM Utah website does not indicate any official conclusions or formal position by BLM or Department of Interior agencies with regard to groundwater development projects that have been or may be proposed on lands administered the Department of Interior agencies. 

Please Note:  The files that can be downloaded from this site are very large.  Please allow ample time for file transfer from this website to your computer.