April 2017 Council Meeting
Olmsted Hydroelectric Power Plant
Presentation By: KC Shaw, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
The Central Utah Water Conservancy District, acting on behalf of the Department of Interior, is constructing a new power plant along with new support facilities to replace the historic Olmsted Hydroelectric Power Plant and its outdated facilities, located at the mouth of Provo Canyon. The work will be concentrated in three locations-near the existing, historic power plant site, the pressure box/penstock area on the hillside north of the existing power plant, and the cliff spill structure, near the current Olmsted Flowline spillway. All work is scheduled to be completed and the power plant operational by July 2018.
For more information go to http://www.olmstedhydro.com
Snow Pack and Water Level Trends
Presentation By: Joe Crawford, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Snow Pack is at an all time high as of April 2017. Snow Pack information along with water content was presented for various sites within the watershed. These were compared to 2011 values. Current water levels in Jordanelle and Deer Creek Reservoirs was also shown. The water managers are hoping that we have a steady increase in temperatures and little precipitation in the coming weeks.
Mayflower Water Quality Impairments
Presentation By: Alane Boyd, Desert Rose Environmental
Historic and current water quality monitoring in and around Mayflower Mine was presented. Impairments to Big Dutch Pete Stream were discussed, as well as impacts to Jordanelle Reservoir