The Colorado River System Conservation Pilot Program (SCPP)

Why worry about the Colorado River when you’re living in Utah? Well, approximately 27 percent of the water used in Utah comes from the Colorado River and 60 percent of Utahns benefit from it! Lily Bosworth, a staff engineer for the Colorado River Authority of Utah (“Authority”) recently joined Clyde Snow’s Emily Lewis to discuss the new…

So I Got This Weird Summons… Understanding the Utah Lake Jordan River Water Rights General Adjudication

Attorneys along the Wasatch Front may have recently received inquiries from clients regarding a “weird summons” or a “strange letter about water.” If you have not yet received a call, you most likely will in the foreseeable future. Welcome to the Utah Lake Jordan River Water Rights General Adjudication (ULJR Adjudication): it is big, it…

Water Rights for the Great Salt Lake: Is it the Impossible Dream?

Abstract: The Great Salt Lake is many things: It is a terminal lake. It’s an environmental jewel providing habitat to migrating birds and significant wet lands—nature’s best filter for preserving water quality. It supports significant economic activity. It provides various recreational opportunities, and it is a contributor to poor respiratory health when lake levels are low….

Noble Water Pursuits: How the Nobel Prize for Contract Theory Highlights Promising Movements in Utah Water Law

Complex situations call for creative solutions. Nowhere is this maxim more relevant than in addressing modern environmental problems. Finding and executing solutions that properly value and protect the natural world calls on leaders across disciplines to employ their knowledge in new ways. Using contracts as a means to collaboratively solve pressing environmental problems is a…