During the past two decades the District has been engaged in the development of scientific studies and reports to define the aquifer within the Cedar Valley Basin. 1 From those reports it has been documented that additional water resources will be necessary to sustain the aquifer and provide for the growth which is coming. Recognizing there are multiple solutions to fix the water issues in the basin, in August 2015, the District solicited Water Development Project ideas from the public and other professionals. This was done to review all concepts and new ideas to ensure clean and reliable water will be available for future generations. The results have focused the District on prioritizing conservation, recharge, and importing water.
All submitted projects were reviewed by an Independent Expert Panel consisting of:
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The Panel Ranked the Proposed Water Development Projects in the following order:
CICWCD Board Statement of Direction and Focus for Water Resources in Cedar Valley
Based on the recommendations from the expert panel the Board of Directors for the Water District formally provided direction on water development projects.
- Scientific Reports Conducted on the Cedar Valley
- 2017 USGS Groundwater Conditions in Cedar Valley, Iron County (see pages 63-67)
- 2014 UGS Special Study 150 Investigation of Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Cedar Valley
- 2010 UGS Science-Based Land-Use Planning Tools to Help Protect Ground-Water Quality in Cedar Valley
- 2005 USGS Hydrology and Simulation of Ground-Water Flow in Cedar Valley
- 2002 The Geology of Cedar Valley, Iron County, Utah, and its relation to ground-water conditions
- 1993 Evaluation of Water Supply, Water Demand & Water Development Opportunities for Cedar City