As land grows homes instead of crops, what happens to the agricultural water?

Outlet: Deseret News

August 21, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Rivers Council said state water managers are ignoring a cheap source of extra water — former farmland water — and instead are going after expensive projects that will cost billions. Farms have all but disappeared from the Salt Lake Valley, but the state Division of Water Resources is pursuing the Bear River Development project so the valley can get 50,000 acre-feet of water, said Zach Frankel, executive director of the Utah Rivers Council.