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Lake Powell Pipeline

Providing water security for communities

  • $27M+

    Project Value

  • Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah

    Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah

Responsibly delivering water from the Colorado River to southern Utah

For 13 communities in southern Utah, water is in short supply. These communities have traditionally relied on a single river basin to supply water and, if quality or quantity problems arise, are at great risk. The Lake Powell Pipeline is part of a comprehensive, long-term water supply plan that includes new water resource development and increased conservation.

The pipeline will transport water from Lake Powell to Washington and Kane counties through approximately 140 miles of 69-inch diameter pipeline using five pump stations. Six hydroelectric facilities will supply a portion of the energy needed to operate the system. At full capacity, the project will deliver a total of 86,249-acre feet of water per year.

We have been conscious of environmental impact throughout the planning process. To mitigate risk, we’re working closely with stakeholders, Department of the Interior agencies, and 22 Native American Tribes and Nations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. As a result, we’ve developed preliminary plans to integrate infrastructure and identify, analyze, and evaluate alternative options. Managing so many voices was a challenge, so we added client staff members to our team and cultivated a cooperative workspace.

At a Glance

  • Utah Division of Water Resources
Meet Our Team

Steven Bedross, Senior Associate, Environmental Scientist

Strive to meet the needs of our clients without compromising the health of the natural and social environments on which we all depend.
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Kirby Gilbert, Vice President, Power & Dams

Teamwork means everything when executing challenging projects—it’s rewarding for all!
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Eric Hersh, Water Resources Engineer

Consulting gives me the opportunity to collaborate with diverse colleagues, experts, and stakeholders to take on big water issues.

Chip Paulson, Vice President, Water Civil Engineer

I make water accessible and reliable for everyone—it’s been my passion for nearly four decades.
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Greg Raines, Vice President

It is our responsibility to society, as the engineers, to deliver water conveyance and power tunnels in a safe and reliable manner.

Steven Bedross

Senior Associate, Environmental Scientist

Kirby  Gilbert

Vice President, Power & Dams

Eric Hersh

Water Resources Engineer

Chip Paulson

Vice President, Water Civil Engineer

Greg Raines

Vice President

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