Beryl Enterprise Ground Water Management Plan
Revised: December 21, 2012
This is a web page devoted to the process of developing
a ground water management plan for the Beryl Enterprise area.
Groundwater management plans are created and regulated under
Statute 73-5-15 of Utah state law.
Location and Boundary Definition
The boundary of what the State Engineer considers hydrologically connected to the
Beryl Enterprise basin is available as a PDF printable drawing
The following items outline the data that is being gathered and work that is being done to develop
the groundwater management plan.
This task is to collect all of the data and published reports of the area.
- Select this link to view a list of reference material for hydrology in the Beryl Enterprise area.
- A map of the USGS water levels can be viewed here and an animation showing
the water level declines since 1946 can be seen here.
- USGS water level measurements can be found on the USGS website
- Existing water right uses, sources, and priority listing.
This task is to organize and define clearly the digital record of the water rights in the area.
Water use mapping has been done in the area with the water commissioner to help define the places of use.
We will be reviewing and defining sole supplies to each water right and issuing pending certificates in the area.
- Hydrology/Safe Yield
This task is to summarize the hydrology and water budget information for the area.
The intent is to produce a diagram which details the sources of inflow and discharge from the
system. Safe Yield will be calculated from this information.
- Management Plan Methodology
This task is to develop methodologies to limit the withdrawals
of the area to the determined safe yield. An economic plan for
the area will be prepared as part of this task by Dr. John Keith.
- Public Meetings.
During this process we will be holding public meetings to present
data and solicit public comment. The development and adoption of a plan will be a very
public process with much needed input from the water community. All public comments will be considered and
appropriate revisions to the plan will be developed. To help present the work that is being done
in the area we will be holding various public meetings. We will be providing notice for
these meetings on our website and by mail to certain mandated parties at least 30 days
prior to each meeting.
- Select this link to view a list of parties to which notice of the first public meeting will be sent.
- Public meetings:
- Introduction meeting - March 13, 2007 -
- Progress meeting - August 6, 2007 -
- Progress meeting - January 10, 2008 -
- Legislature update meeting - April 15, 2008 -
Notice - State Engineer Briefing Paper
- Draft plan meeting - November 9, 2011 -
- Adoption meeting - October 4, 2012 -