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Sanpete Narrows Update

Published on March 26, 2013 at 03:29PM

(Manti) Sanpete County leaders continue to work toward making the Narrows Dam a reality in north Sanpete County. The Bureau of Reclamation recently gave the project its final blessing, and now the county is looking to fund the project and to obtain the necessary mitigation ground. Once that is in place, the county must go to the Army Corp or Engineers for approval. According to Ed Sunderland of the Sanpete Water Conservancy District, once the Corp of Engineers give the green light, the county can start to move dirt. Other obstacles that are likely to turn up include lawsuits from environmental groups and possible action by Carbon County which has contested the project for decades.