Logan City plans to pump water to farmers

With a temporary dam now built below the breach of the Logan North Canal, Logan City planned to start pumping water Tuesday to farmers who have been without it for 11 days.Logan Public Works Director Mark Nielson said sources are available for the water that will be routed into the canal.”A water supply well pumps into the canal at sixth east and seventh north,” said Nielson, “and there is also the Crockett well, just downstream from where the canal was breached.”Nielson said those who live in the Crockett area near the mudslide have expressed concern about how much water is going to be put into the canal at that point. He said the city will have someone at the site of the dam, built with sandbags, all the time.Farmers, home owners and other water users have been encouraged to reduce their water use in order to help the growers who depend on the canal.Last Friday city officials announced that Logan and other towns were supplying water to affected farmers from municipal wells. The cooperative includes Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park and Smithfield plus other canal companies.

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