Utah: Water Supply and the Land Use Connection
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Utah settled fairly late in Western history but its limited water supply was rapidly appropriated and put to beneficial use by its early settlers. Utah’s water supply is considered fully appropriated. This is troubling because Utah’s population is projected to double in about 20 years and all of these new people will need water to drink. It will become increasingly important for local governments to tie the pace of local development to the availability of water. New growth will require the acquisition and conversion of established water rights to new uses; primarily from agriculture to municipal use to meet the needs of our growing urban areas. It will also require a commitment to recycling of water for secondary irrigation use.
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