Friday, October 14, 2011

Cache County canal rebuild to divert at 1500 North, cost valley $6.45 million

A project is in the works to restore irrigation water to users impacted by a canal breach in Logan more than two years ago. On Oct. 3, the Natural Resources Conservation Service officially selected the way forward from a handful of options.
According to the NRCS, the project will include the construction of a box culvert in the Logan, Hyde Park, Smithfield canal - often referred to as the "upper canal" - between the point of diversion at the Logan River to 1500 North in Logan. The flow conveyed will be approximately the same amount of water diverted from the river at both that canal and the Logan and Northern canal prior to the fatal landslide and accompanying canal breach on July 11, 2009.
The maximum total cost of the project is $25.8 million, according to the NRCS. Of that, the NRCS will cover $19,350,000, and the remaining $6,450,000 will be paid by the canal companies, the four cities and the county. Logan Herald Journal