Utah County Wants To Pipe Water In From Lake Powell

Published: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:20pm
Updated: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:25pm

Washington County, Utah, just across the Arizona border, wants more water from Lake Powell.

To get it, officials there are proposing to build a pipeline, move the water 2,000 feet uphill with five pumps and then deposit the water into a reservoir outside St. George, about 140 miles away. The project would also include hydro-electric power generation.

Keith Schneider has written about this. He’s the western environment and public lands correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and is here to talk about the project.

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