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Watershed Protection

What is a watershed?

Wherever you are, you’re standing in a watershed. You may not realize the role watersheds play in making sure the water we use for drinking, irrigating crops, recreating, and supporting economic growth is reliable, affordable, and accessible.

What we do

The Watershed Protection Program ensures the health of Utah’s watersheds through water quality data collection and analysis, planning, collaboration, education, and project funding.


We monitor water quality, analyze data, and identify waterways that are impaired. The Integrated Report guides our development of water quality plans and restoration projects.

See the Integrated Report


We develop reports and studies that identify sources of water quality pollution and methods for reducing that pollution.

Check out plans and participate


We partner with stakeholders to protect and restore impaired waters through project funding.

Apply for funding and see success stories

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