Groundwater Information

Revised: September 29, 2006

In the 2006 legislative session the Utah Legislature provided some new tools to help us manage our states groundwater resource. This section provides access to groundwater information and data used by the state to manage groundwater use throughout the State.

Groundwater Management Plans are created for areas throughout Utah to promote wise use of the ground-water, protect existing water rights, and address water quality issues and over-appropriation of ground water. The creation, requirements, management, purpose, and effects of these plans are explained in Section 73-5-15 of the Utah State code. All existing Groundwater Management Plans can be view by selecting the Management Plans link on the left.

The Division of Water Rights is also the regulatory agency that oversees Groundwater Recharge and Recovery Projects. To learn more about these projects select the Recharge/Recovery Link on the left.