(American Rivers) Update – Proposed dam near Zion National Park, UT

Faced with a proposed dam, the East Fork Virgin River upstream of Zion National Park will now receive the environmental analysis it deserves

March 3, 2021; by Michael Fiebig, Director, Southwest River Protection; American Rivers

“Late last fall, a new dam and reservoir project was proposed on the East Fork of the Virgin River in southwestern Utah, just upstream from Zion National Park. The proponents of the project, Kane County Water Conservancy District, argued that the proposed $30 million dam would be relatively “small” by dam standards (a mere 90 feet high!) and the resultant Cove Reservoir would impound just over 6,000 acre-feet of water. But all dams can have outsized impacts on free-flowing rivers and the fish, wildlife, and ecosystems that depend upon them…”

Read the entire article here: https://www.americanrivers.org/2021/03/update-proposed-dam-near-zion-national-park-ut/