@Audubon-Supported #WaterBanking Bill Passes Through #Utah Legislature

An irrigated field along the Green River in Utah. Photo: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism

From from Audubon’s Western Water News:

Utah’s Water Banking Act (S.B. 26 Water Banking Amendments), which Audubon supports, unanimously passed both the House and Senate and will become law following the Governor’s signature. This bill authorizes the 10-year water banking pilot program allowing water rights holders the opportunity to temporarily and voluntarily lease their water rights included in a water bank. We greatly appreciate Utah’s proactive legislative sponsors and the many collaborators who spent years developing the water banking program, seeking input from water users throughout the state.

Utah Rivers map via Geology.com

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