Summit Creek Water Management Project

The overall purpose of this project is to improve the management of water from Summit Creek, near Santaquin, Utah. The project involves improving the infrastructure and installing measures to improve the delivery and use of water from Summit Creek. Key elements include:

Establishing a conjunctive use management program (master plan) to utilize excess water from Summit Creek for groundwater recharge 
•  Improving and constructing facilities to allow better water infiltration into the groundwater system
•  Improving operation of existing wells for withdrawal of groundwater during dry periods
•  Improving flood control of water from Summit Creek
•  Reducing seepage by piping the remaining canal section of the main distribution system 
Rehabilitating Summit Creek Dam No. 1 that was intentionally breached during flooding of 1983-84
•  Acquiring funding commitments from participants and funding sources
•  Obtaining necessary permits 
•  Completing design and construction of project features 

Project benefits include: water conservation, reduced energy use, collaboration between several entities, reduction of potential flooding, and more water will be available for use during dry periods.