Preferred alternative to canal reconstruction project to be revealed

The Logan Northern Canal Reconstruction Project has moved closer to reality.The project has been under discussion for almost two years after canal failure caused a landslide that killed a mother and her two children on Logan’s Canyon Road.The Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is providing 75 percent of the funding, will present the Environmental Impact Statement and announce the preferred alternative on Tuesday, March 29 at a meeting with the Cache County, Logan, North Logan, Smithfield and Hyde Park Councils.Cache County is managing the project and County Executive Lynn Lemon explains the process.”I think what’s really going to happen is they will make the recommendation,” he says. “I believe that the county, as the sponsor, will have to agree to that. “What we’re really going to look to is the canal companies and the cities coming to an agreement and agreeing to that preferred alternative. If the canal companies are not willing to go along with and pay the additional 25%, or the cities are not willing to do that, then we’ll have to look to something else.”On Thursday, March 31, the NRCS will host a public meeting of the Logan Northern Canal Reconstruction Project to give the public a chance to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the preferred alternative. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College West Campus, 1000 West 1400 North in Logan.

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