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Director of Utah Division of Water Resources Announces Retirement

After serving as director of the Utah Division of Water Resources for the past six years, Eric Millis will retire from public service Dec. 16. Millis has spent nearly 32 years with the division working on a variety of projects that support the division’s mission to “plan, conserve, develop and protect Utah’s water resources.”

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State of Utah Updates Bear River Development Feasibility Study

The latest study regarding the Bear River Development (BRD) project has been released by the Utah Division of Water Resources and includes 13 potential reservoir combinations and pipeline alignments, as well as updated costs.

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OGM will implement culture of compliance in response to legislative audit

The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining’s (OGM) Oil and Gas Program recently underwent a legislative audit completed by the Office of the Legislative Auditor General. Audit results, as well as the division’s response, are available at OGM.Utah.Gov/Audit.

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Ogden Valley’s groundwater is sensitive to human use, research reveals

Urban and residential development in Ogden Valley prompted Utah Geological Survey (UGS) to study the quantity and quality of Ogden Valley’s surface water and groundwater. 

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State Engineer, Director of Utah Water Rights Announces Retirement

Kent L. Jones, P.E., the current state engineer and director of the Utah Division of Water Rights, has announced that he will retire from public service Nov. 16. Jones has spent almost 39 years with the division.

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Governor Herbert Rescinds Drought Declaration After Strong Water Year

A strong water year has put an end to Utah’s severe drought conditions. As a result, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has officially rescinded the 2018 executive order that declared a statewide emergency due to drought.

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Rescue Crews Locate Missing Kayakers on the Great Salt Lake

Missing kayakers were safely located and transported to the hospital after being reported missing on the Great Salt Lake Thursday afternoon.

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Utah’s Mining Production Value Up 14% from 2017, Totaled $3.7 Billion

The Utah Mining 2018 report issued by the Utah Geological Survey summarizes 2018 mineral resource production statistics and values for Utah.

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2019 Antelope Island Spider Fest Scheduled for Saturday

Join park staff at Antelope Island State Park Saturday, August 3, for a day full of spider-themed presentations, crafts, guided walks, citizen science, poetry, photography, vendors, and more.

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Forest Service and State of Utah Invest in Shared Stewardship

As part of Utah’s Shared Stewardship agreement, an investment of up to $20 million dollars will be made over the next four years to address wildfire, threats to communities and protecting watersheds. 

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