Cache Valley pipeline work follows '09 landslide

Published 08/20 2012 11:53AM

Updated 08/20 2012 11:55AM

Logan Canal break
Logan Canal break/Cache Valley Daily.com
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Crews plan to begin work Monday on a massive and much-anticipated canal reconstruction project in Cache Valley.

The underground pipeline with a 42-inch diameter is the first step of a larger irrigation project that has been the source of controversy for months.

The multi-million-dollar Cache Water Restoration Project is designed to restore normal flows to the Logan and Northern Canal after it was washed out in a 2009 landslide that killed a woman and her two daughters.

Zan Murray with J-U-B Engineers of Logan says once the mile-long 42-inch pipeline below 1500 North is complete, crews will turn to rebuilding the so-called "upper canal."

Some residents remain upset about plans to enclose that stretch of the Logan, Hyde Park, Smithfield Canal. They prefer the walking paths along open waters.

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Information from: The Herald Journal

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