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Wednesday, October 9 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Is There a Water Supply Camelot? Navigating the USBR Contingency Plan Process and Slaying the Dragon of Drought

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In collaboration with the Bureau of Reclamation, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities recently prepared a drought contingency plan. The purpose of the document is to develop a plan for better meeting water supply needs during periods of drought. Primary focuses of the plan include evaluating the reliability of water supply, understanding future water demands, and developing a drought action plan. Most importantly, this plan will act as a tool to monitor and forecast drought issues and assist Salt Lake City in mitigating a future threat before it becomes an emergency.
The goal of this presentation will be to summarize the process used to develop this plan and then highlight some of the major lessons learned during the process. This will include tips on how to navigate the USBR drought contingency grant process and detailed information on the City’s drought monitoring tool (used to predict the severity of expected drought in a given year) and water use reduction calculator (used to predict how much water can be saved through various drought response actions).

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Keith Larson

Project Manager, Bowen Collins & Associates
Keith Larson is a principal at Bowen Collins & Associates. He has received degrees from both the University of Utah and the University of California. He specializes in design, master planning, and asset management of water utilities. An essential component of all his water master... Read More →

Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Opera House