Water for Utah’s Great Basin

by Mark Breitenbach, P.E., (M.ASCE), Utah Lake System Manager; Orem, UT,
Nathaniel Jones, P.E., (M.ASCE), Design Manager; Salt Lake City, UT,
Adam Murdock, P.E., (M.ASCE), Design Manager; Salt Lake City, UT,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 5, Pg. 68-73,82


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The Central Utah Water Conservancy District has completed much of the Utah Lake System, an ambitious effort to convey water from eastern Utah to the major population centers in the state’s northern and central regions. Successful completion of these projects has entailed overcoming design and construction challenges pertaining to seismic risks, landslides, cavitation control at high-head turnouts, flow and pressure control between the upper and lower delivery systems, and the need to remove accumulated material from within the pipelines to maintain system capacities.

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