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Benchland Water District

485 East Shepard Lane , Kaysville, UT 84037

A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE DISTRICT FOUNDING AND ORGANIZATION

SPONSORING ENTITITIES

Davis Creek Irrigation Company

Davis Creek Irrigation Company were the owners of the water rights in Davis Creek. In addition they held a contract for the annual use of 168 acre feet of Weber Aqueduct water. Their service area extended from approximately 800 South in Famington to 1500 South and from the foothills on the east to the Union Pacific Railroad on the west. Their Davis Creek Water, in average years, yields approximately 403 acre feet, this in addition to the Weber Aqueduct water. Davis Creek named John S White as their representative to the organizing committee for pressure irrigation.

Haight Bench Irrigation & Water Company

Haight Bench Irrigation owned a secondary water right in Farmington Creek. In addition they held a contract to use 1,325 acre feet of Weber Aqueduct water annually. Their service area extended in some areas from 1100 North in Farmington across limited areas of Fruit Heights to as far north as 800 South in Kaysville. Service area extended from the Haight Bench Canal on the east to, in some areas, the agricultural lands just east of the Great Salt Lake on the west.

Their Farmington Creek water in average seasons yields approximately 976 acre feet, this in addition to their Weber Aqueduct water. Haight Bench Irrigation named Vince C Hess as their representative to the organizing committee for pressure irrigation.

North Cottonwood Irrigation & Water Company

North Cottonwood Irrigation owned the primary water right in Farmington Creek. In addition they held a contract to use 400 acre feet of Weber Aqueduct water each season. Their service area extended from as far north as 1300 North in Farmington in some areas to 800 South and from the North Cottonwood Ditches on the east to as far west as the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad on the west in some places.

Their Farmington Canyon water yields in an average season 2,629 acre feet, this in addition to their Weber Aqueduct water. Horton V Bourne and Franklin R Richards were named as representatives of North Cottonwood Irrigation by that Company to serve on the organizing committee for pressure irrigation.

Shepard Creek Irrigation & Water Company

Shepard Creek Irrigation owned the primary water right in Shepard Creek. In addition they held a contract to use 300 acre feet of Weber Aqueduct water each season. Their service area extended from 1200 North in Farmington to 900 South in parts of Kaysville and Fruit Heights. It extends from the Shepard Creek Irrigation Ditches on the east to approximately 1400 West in Farmington on the West.

Their Shepard Creek water yields in an average season 605 acre feet, this in addition to their Weber Aqueduct water. M. Prentice Leonard was named by Shepard Creek Irrigation to the organizing committee for pressure irrigation.

Steed Creek Irrigation & Water Company

Steed Creek Irrigation owned the primary water right in Steed Creek. Their service area extended from 100 North in Farmington to 700 South. The area extended from the Steed Creek Irrigation Ditches on the east to in some places the Union Pacific Railroad on the West.

Their Steed Creek water yields in an average year, 634 acre feet. Norman K Brown was named by Steed Creek Irrigation as their representative to serve on the organizing committee for pressure irrigation.

Farmington City Corporation

Farmington City participated as a sponsoring organization and named Horace Rencher, a member of the City Council, as their representative to serve on the organizing committee for pressure irrigation. When the District was organized, the City was provided one Trustee on the Board of Trustees for as long as the City boundaries were totally within the boundaries of the District. During that period of time James V Hansen, Howard Rigtrup, Richard C Jones, Gary Flood and R. Grant Ungerman each in turn served as Trustees appointed by Farmington City to the Board of Trustees of the District. During the time Grant Ungerman served as a Trustee, Farmington City expanded their boundary outside the District boundary and were therefore no longer entitled to appoint, to the board, individuals to serve as Trustee for the District.

Details

County Davis
Website http://www.benchlandwater.com
Fax 801-451-6232

Contact Details

Scott Parsell  

Phone 801-451-2105

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