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​​​​​​​​​​​​Enoch Graben Artificial Recharge Project

  • ​​​2006: CICWCD filed an aquifer recharge application with the State Engineer 
  • The application was approved in October 2015 allowing the District to recharge up to 20,000 acre feet per year from Coal Creek​ ​​
  • 2009: The Utah Geological Survey was contracted by Enoch City to "investigate a possible "fault" that was damaging streets, sidewalks, and curbs and gutters in a new subdivision north of Enoch. During a reconnaissance investigation, the UGS found a 2.4 mile-long earth​ fissure that had formed in response to land subsidence likely caused by groundwater overdraft of the local aquifer" (​Investigation of Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Cedar Valley, Iron County, Utah​, pg. 1)
  • After the discovery of fissures in Enoch, UGS was contracted by CICWCD to establish an updated estimate of water supply and demand within the Cedar Valley Basin
  • 2014: UGS published the study stating that there is a deficit of 9,100 acre feet from the Cedar Valley Aquifer​ each year
  • October 2016: CICWCD​ filed an application for a groundwater recharge permit​
  • January 2017: The permit for groundwater recharge was approved
  • The area of recharge is where springs used to flow
  • The springs have dried up due to ground water pumping of the aquifer 
  • This project was made possible with the help of the Worth Grimshaw Family and Enoch City