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Utah Board of Water Resources Database

Authors: Andrea Armstrong · Douglas Jackson-Smith
Owners: iUTAH Data Manager · Andrea Armstrong
Resource type:Generic
Created:Jul 13, 2016 at 12:18 a.m.
Last updated: Feb 03, 2017 at 7:24 p.m. by iUTAH Data Manager


This dataset consists of information on water infrastructure projects that were funded by the Utah Board of Water Resources within the Division of Water Resources, between March 1998 and June 2013. The database consists of three types of files: 1) pdf files of the publically available Board of Water Resources reports, which describe proposed and funded projects, 2) an Access database, in which researchers at Utah State University coded these reports across 341 variables, and 3) a geospatial database within which select infrastructure projects were digitized and spatially referenced. The geodatabase consists of line and point shapefiles, which represent a portion of the irrigation and municipal infrastructure projects financially supported by the Utah BWR.

Data were compiled from the 'board folders,' or summary reports of the Utah Board of Water Resources meetings. USU researchers developed a codebook (see the Access Database Variable Names document) to standardize the coding and categorization of information within board folders. Based on the coded information, projects were selected for digitization and creation of a shapefile (located within the geodatabase). Projects were hand-digitized using the National Hydrography Dataset and aerial imagery that corresponded with the time of project implementation.

Subject Keywords

infrastructure,Utah,water resources,Board of Water Resources,iUTAH,archive,water project

How to cite

Armstrong, A., D. Jackson-Smith (2017). Utah Board of Water Resources Database, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/0349a880d0eb499082573aeaa8cfbe48

This resource is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY.


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 Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:  WGS 84 EPSG:4326
 Coordinate Units:  Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name: throughout Utah

North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


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The people or organizations that created the intellectual content of the resource.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Andrea Armstrong
Douglas Jackson-Smith The Ohio State University Ohio, US 330-202-3540


This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation iUTAH-innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability 1208732


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