New funding announced in Toquerville

March 29, 2024

TOQUERVILLE (March 27, 2024) — Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton announced funding for a new reservoir while in Toquerville, Utah on Wednesday, March 27. DNR joined Touton, Toquerville City, Washington County Water Conservancy District and Congresswoman Celeste Maloy at the celebration of nearly $12 million in funding for the project.

Touton participated in a tour of the construction of Chief Toquer Reservoir in southern Utah, where the Washington County Water Conservancy District’s Ash Creek Project is receiving approximately $7 million to construct a new pipeline to run from the Ash Creek Reservoir to the Chief Toquer Reservoir. At full capacity, the new reservoir will hold 3,638 acre-feet of water, and is expected to provide approximately 1,760 acre-feet annually. The funding announced today builds on $4.7 million announced for the project last year. To learn more, read here.