Taylor Creek Reservoir is just one example of Deseret Ranch's dedication to forming regional partnerships focused on providing water supply to the region. Taylor Creek Reservoir was constructed in the 1960’s and floods up to 4,000 acres of Deseret land. The reservoir was made possible by the Ranch’s donation of land as a flood easement, and the express purpose of the project was for flood control and agricultural irrigation supply. We are currently using water from the Taylor Creek Reservoir system to irrigate row crops.
Now growth in surrounding communities has created demand for alternative potable water supplies, and those communities have reached out to identify where they will get water for future populations. Deseret Ranch is working with numerous utilities to expand the potential surface water supply that is available through the Taylor Creek Reservoir. This will likely require additional land from Deseret, and the reservoir expansion will increase water supply for crops as well as local communities.