Changes Proposed for Desolation and Gray Canyon Permitting
The Bureau of Land Management is currently receiving comments on proposed changes to the river permitting system for the Desolation and Gray Canyons of Utah's Green River. Currently, the permitting system for private boaters is on a first-come, first-serve call in reservation process. The proposed system would change to an online lottery, housed on Recreation.gov. If approved, private lottery applications for the 2013 season would be accepted between December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013. The fee structure would also change. A summary of the plan can be found with the River Management Society, and the Draft Plan can be found in its entirety at the BLM Price Field Office.
- DesoGray Draft Permit Plan SEPT2012
Draft Business Plan by the Bureau of Land Management (September 2012) with proposed changes to the permitting system for Desolation and Gray Canyons of Utah's Green River.
- DesoGray Draft Permit Plan Announcement 2012-09
BLM Announcement of proposed changes to the permitting system for Desolation and Gray Canyons of the Green River.
Green River (WY/UT/CO)
A private firm in Colorado has identified the Green River in Wyoming as a potential source of new water supplies for Colorado's growing East Slope. The proposal to divert more than 250,000 acre-feet o