Virgin River General Determination
August 8, 2019
NOTICE TO WATER USERS OF MOTION TO APPOINT A MASTER IN THE VIRGIN RIVER GENERAL DETERMINATION OF WATER RIGHTS.
A motion to appoint R.L. Knuth as Special Master pursuant to Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 53 has been filed in the case entitled IN THE MATTER OF THE GENERAL DETERMINATION OF RIGHTS TO THE USE OF WATER, BOTH SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND, WITHIN THE DRAINAGE AREA OF THE VIRGIN RIVER IN WASHINGTON, IRON, AND KANE COUNTIES IN UTAH. This action is pending in the Fifth Judicial District in and for Washington County, State of Utah, Civil No. 800507596. The Division of Water Rights, also known as the Office of the State Engineer, has filed a motion to appoint R.L. Knuth as Special Master pursuant to Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 53. Parties may obtain a copy of the motion and associated documents at https://waterrights.utah.gov/adjdinfo/default.asp, or on file with the Fifth District Court. A party may object to the appointment of any person as a master on the same grounds as a party may challenge for cause any prospective trial juror in the trial of a civil action. Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 53(f). Such objections are due within 30 days of the final date of publication of this notice. Replies to opposing memoranda are due within 30 days of the final date for filing opposing memoranda. The Court has set a hearing on the motion on November 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. located at 206 West Tabernacle, St. George, Utah. For more information, please contact the Utah Division of Water Rights at (801) 538-7240 or the Attorney General’s Office at (801) 538-7227.