“Less water doesn’t mean no water” in Washington County, even if the Lake Powell Pipeline isn’t built

If the pipeline is not approved, residents will have to make do with less water.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune via AP) This April 30, 2011 photo shows Lake Powell in southeastern Utah. The fate of the Lake Powell pipeline project is up in the air as the western United States continues to suffer from severe drought.

St George • What might Washington County look like if the Lake Powell Pipeline Project is not built?

It’s a question that St. George News began asking local officials nearly four years ago. Since then, the drought has progressively worsened and Lake Powell’s water levels have dropped to record lows.

A lot has happened at Lake Powell since 2018. In addition to worsening the drought, the pipeline project has caused the federal permitting process to move ahead, then stalled when neighboring states that share the Colorado River raised their concerns. The Bureau of Reclamation also announced the first-ever bottleneck on the river, which has since caused water cuts in some Lower Colorado Basin states.

“The first thing is that the community has to make some tough decisions,” said Brock Belnap, an assistant general manager for the Washington County Water Conservancy District, regarding the county’s water shortage.

To learn more about the fate of the Lake Powell Pipeline, visit the St. George News.

This article is published by the Utah News Collaborative, a partnership of Utah news organizations dedicated to educating readers across the state.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2022/04/21/less-water-doesnt-mean-no/ “Less water doesn’t mean no water” in Washington County, even if the Lake Powell Pipeline isn’t built

Joel McCord

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