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DNR Responds to Ute Tribe Water Claims

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 12, 2021) – Neither the State of Utah nor the Lake Powell Pipeline has taken the Ute Indian Tribe’s water rights. The tribe has long held a federally decreed water right for 144,000 acre-feet of depletion from the Colorado River system. The state has recognized and respected this water right and the tribe’s annual use of …

pelicans at farmington bay

A Step Forward in Securing Water for a Drying Great Salt Lake

As Great Salt Lake experiences alarmingly low water levels this year—dropping by nearly a foot below its previous historic low, the Utah Division of Water Rights this past week approved applications to deliver water to Farmington Bay of Great Salt Lake via the Jordan River. An innovative partnership is laying the groundwork to voluntarily share water for the lake to …

Seasonal Technician (Bear Lake/Logan area)

Seasonal Technician Opening date: March 1, 2021 Closing date:  Open until filled Salary: $14 to $16 per hour, DOE Location: Logan / Bear Lake Timeframe: May to September (flexible dates with possible extension). Housing: Travel trailer & site at Bear Lake, assigned vehicle, and other equipment as needed

Wildlife Technician II (Vernal)

Wildlife Technician II (Aquatic Invasive Species) Opening date: February 3, 2021 Closing date:  When filled Salary:  $13.11 per hour Location:  Flaming Gorge (Vernal, Utah) Positions available: 2 Housing: Some Housing Provided 

wilderness firefighters standing near a wild fire

It Only Takes One Spark To Start A Wildfire

Temperatures are on the rise, and so is the risk of starting a wildfire. With Utah being in the top five driest states in the nation, it only takes one spark. Thousands of Utahns will be recreating this summer, and should remain vigilant about wildfire safety.

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