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Diversion Division: Valley Water Project Backers Pledge Sensitivity

Entities planning a major flood-control and irrigation-efficiency project are pledging to work with residents concerned about depletion of beloved natural features in the Logan area.

Chief among concerns is an element in the proposal calling for piping several miles of irrigation canals originating from a diversion structure near Crockett Avenue and Canyon Road in Logan. Critics worry elimination of free-flowing canals will destroy riparian habitat and eliminate popular water features at parks, seriously degrading the local quality of life.


Project planners, however, attribute some of the concerns to false rumors and say they will be working closely with the community to limit negative impacts. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.