Over 60% of the water used by residents of the Salt Lake Valley comes from canyons in the Wasatch Mountains. Protecting watershed resource of the Wasatch Range not only protects the aesthetic and scenic value of these lakes and rivers, but ensures a healthy future for the growing populations in the valley’s below.

Through the Central Wasatch National Conservation & Recreation Area Act (CWNCRA), important Central Wasatch Watersheds like Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons will be protected from further development to keep our drinking water clean and pure from the source, with less money spent on water treatment.

For more information about our watersheds and the CWNCRA, please visit the resources section of our website.