In Utah, the second driest state in the nation, water is everything. With it, we can settle valleys, grow crops, raise children and support industries. Without it, no growth is possible.
So it’s little surprise that from the beginning the Salt Lake Chamber was involved in water issues. The earlier Chamber called for a multi-state irrigation conference in 1891. The Commercial Club fought to protect the watersheds in the early 1920s, and the Chamber tried to find new sources of water throughout the last century.